The purpose of this position is to enforce ordinances and laws regarding animal violations. This is accomplished by patrolling within the City limits, responding to complaints, impounding animals, providing assistance to the general public, caring for animals at the shelter, maintaining the animal shelter and removing wild animals from residences. Other duties may include maintaining equipment, disposing of dead animals and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.
The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
- Enforces animal ordinances by receiving and responding to animal complaints, patrolling within City limits for unlicensed animals, apprehending diseased or injured animals, determining animal ownership, offering suggestions to animal owners regarding complying with laws and ordinances, investigating instances of animal cruelty and animal attacks and maintaining records on violations.
- Provides assistance to the general public by assisting customers with adoptions and redemptions, helping customers complete paperwork, recording animal information in the computer system, and maintaining and replenishing supplies.
- Provides humane treatment to animals at the shelter by providing water and food, exercising and interacting with individual animals as time permits and moving animals into clean cages.
- Maintains animal shelter and pound by performing small repairs, cleaning the shelter and pound, disinfecting and rinsing outside and inside animal runs, cleaning, monitoring and securing cages and storing and preparing supplies.
- Removes wild animals from residences on request by building and maintaining traps, delivering and demonstrating the proper use of traps, setting traps, picking up trapped animals and relocating and releasing animal.
- Maintains equipment by adjusting and repairing traps and cages, washing trucks and maintaining fluids and air levels in trucks.
- Disposes of dead animals by locating animal bags, loading animals onto the truck and transporting them to the shelter freezer and landfill.
Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
Over one year up to and including two years of relevant experience.
Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License.
Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Supervisory / Organizational Control
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.
City of Allen, TX - 19 months ago