City of Los Angeles - City of Los Angeles, CA

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A Veterinary Technician assists a Veterinarian by performing routine and subprofessional duties in the medical or surgical treatment of animals at the City's animal shelters or spay and neuter clinics, performs euthanasia-by-injection and immunizations under the direction of a licensed Veterinarian, administers emergency medical treatment to injured animals, and does related work.


Veterinary Technicians must be available to be assigned to any one of the shelters located throughout the City and may be required to work days or nights any five of a seven day workweek.


A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certificate, issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board , is required at the time of filing.


Candidates who choose to file a paper application must attach a copy of their RVT certificate at the time the paper application is submitted. Candidates who choose to file on-line will have 7 calendar days from the on-line submission date of their application to submit a copy of their RVT certificate. Candidates who fail to submit these documents within the time required will not be considered further in this examination and their applications will not be processed.


Applications will be accepted online or on the City of Los Angeles Application Employment Form. When you are viewing the online job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon to file online.

Online job bulletins are also available at for Open Competitive Examinations and at for Promotional Examinations.

Paper applications are accepted only when advertised on the job bulletin. You may download a paper application at and mail your application to the Personnel Department building only. Paper applications may also be obtained and submitted at the locations listed below. Please do not mail applications to any of the “drop box” locations listed below.

Personnel Department Building
700 East Temple St. , Room 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
(213) 473-9311 TDD (213) 473-9312

Van Nuys City Hall (Drop Box)
14410 Sylvan St. , Room 105
Van Nuys , CA 91401
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Constituent Services Center (Drop Box)
8475 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90044
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Cypress Park Community Center (Drop Box)
929 Cypress Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90065
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For administrative purposes, filing may close periodically and reopen the following day. This examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received.


Examination Weight: Application Review: 100%

The examination will consist solely of a review of applications conducted by Personnel Department staff.

You may file for this examination once every 180 days. Your name may be removed from the employment list after six months.


1. This examination is based on a validation study.
2. Some positions in the Department of Animal Services may require Veterinary
Technicians to provide their own automobile, properly insured, for use in City
service. Mileage will be paid according to established rates.
3. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not
discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide
reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs,
services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please
complete a Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the
submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be
obtained at
4. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum
qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time it is
determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on
this bulletin.
5. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a
reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
6. In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who are current eligible City
employees or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates
while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
7. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive
list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without
military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding
0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of continuous classified service,
the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may
approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the
promotional candidates.
8. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license prior to
appointment. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if within the
past 36 months they were convicted of a major moving violation, such as
driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and may be disqualified if
there are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the
past 36 months.
9. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.


If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.


The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. - 18 months ago - save job - block
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