The purpose of this position is to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of Grand Prairie through the enforcement of City ordinances regarding animal control. Duties to include but are not limited too: Performs animal care and animal shelter tasks to include daily animal care, cleaning and feeding, cleaning and disinfecting of kennels, cattery, shelter and surrounding areas. Assisting public with adoptions and owner-surrendered animals. Picks up and transports stray animals, livestock, and/or other wildlife. Enforces animal control laws and ordinances by patrolling the City for animal violations and conducting inspections of properties. Investigates animal bite cases and reports of animal cruelty/neglect. Issues citations accordingly and appears and testifies in court proceedings as required. Cleans and maintains assigned animal control vehicles and equipment. Euthanizes animals in accordance with established procedures; updates euthanasia log books and computer records. Disposes of deceased animals. Prepares and forwards specimen to state laboratory for examination. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time. Ability to be on-call during non-working hours. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be available for timely response to after hours call-outs when on-call duty. Responds to after-hours fire and police emergencies. Ability to handle the emotional stress of care giving demanded by animal shelter work. Physical requirements include carrying or lifting small or large animals, also subject to bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching and pushing to perform essential functions. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Sr. Animal Services Officer. Skills / Requirements
Education and Experience: Requires a high school diploma or GED and 6+ months education at the technical or vocational level and two years of related experience, such as veterinary technician, kennel attendant or zookeeper. Requires a valid Texas class C driver's license. Basic Animal Control Officer Certification and Certified Euthanasia Technician preferred. Must be able to obtain certifications within six months of hire date. Bi-lingual (Spanish speaking/writing) highly desirable. Pay Range: $15.32 per hour Application Instructions
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City of Grand Prairie - 2 years ago