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County of San Diego, California
Salary: $38,209.60

The County of San Diego is seeking individuals with a passion for animals, to share the department’s mission to protect the public from dangerous animals, protect animals from abuse and neglect, and save the lives of thousands of unwanted, abandoned or lost pets each year.  This position performs a wide range of animal service functions such as investigating cases of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect and reports of aggressive and/or dangerous animals.  Animal Control Officers enforce animal related state felony and misdemeanor laws and local animal-related regulatory ordinances.  Officers also interact frequently with members of the public and other law enforcement agencies.

The ideal candidate must possess a strong customer service ethic, experience investigating and enforcing violations of state animal cruelty laws and local animal regulatory laws, or some related education or training of animal care or control.

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NACA Posting Date 04-14-14


CITY OF RALEIGH, North Carolina

Enforces ordinances and statutes relating to the control of animals. Patrols an assigned area of the city in search of stray animals or violations of animal ordinances. Responds to citizens' complaints regarding possible ordinance violations and taking appropriate action, including the issuance of citations. Work includes the taking into custody, care, and transportation of stray and injured animals and their delivery to the animal shelter or other facilities. Work involves considerable public contact and requires the exercise of tact and discretion in specific situations. Work is reviewed through direct observation of work habits and evaluation of results achieved. Patrols a designated area of the city to observe violations of animal ordinances; takes corrective actions where necessary, including the issuance of citations and the capture and transportation of stray and injured animals; provides information to the public upon request regarding animal ordinances. Responds to citizens' complaints regarding animal ordinance violations and takes appropriate action as required. Transports stray and injured animals to the animal shelter or other facilities. Prepares activity reports and written reports concerning animal bites and related matters; signs warrants and testifies in court regarding animal ordinance violations. Uses chemical immobilization equipment as required.

1 year of animal control enforcement or investigative work experience preferred. HS diploma (or GED). Some college level courses and/or military training in job related field preferred. Ability to handle small and larger animals, both wild and domesticated. Ability to operate a two-way radio, typewriter, computer hand tools, animal traps, and chemical immobilization equipment, etc. Ability to physically perform medium work requirements and work efficiently within different computer systems. Driver's License.

Submit a City of Raleigh Application to Human Resources, PO BOX 590, Raleigh, NC  27602 by 4/25/14. www.raleighnc.gov/employment

NACA Posting Date 04-14-14
Seattle, Washington

Animal Control Officer II's enforce animal control ordinances and related laws and regulations; patrol areas of the City responding to and investigating complaints of animal control, welfare and cruelty; write reports documenting investigations; issue citations for violations; and capture, handle, transport, and detain animals.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Patrols assigned areas of the city driving an Animal Control vehicle to enforce animal control ordinances, related laws and regulations.
  • Investigates complaints of non-compliance with city animal ordinances including menacing animals and bites, animal cruelty and welfare, violations of leash and scoop laws and noise ordinances; records detailed statements from complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects; and photographs injuries, incident scene and animals involved.
  • Writes reports documenting steps of investigations, observations, statements and timelines for every animal bite, dangerous animal incident, and animal welfare/cruelty investigation.
  • Issues citations for menacing animal bites and violations including but not limited to leash, scoop and noise ordinances, property damage, unlawful tethering, and failure to obtain pet license and rabies vaccinations.
  • Participates in court case preparation and testifies in court and administrative hearings on infractions and criminal trials.
  • Answers questions and explains the rules, policies and regulations pertaining to the animal control ordinances.
  • Captures and detains stray and/or vicious animals; and picks up and transports owner-surrendered, injured or dead animals.
  • Operates a two-way radio, responds and dispatches officers to assist field officers.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and sells pet licenses.
  • Lectures the general public, schools and other agencies on animal care, safety and welfare.

Experience: Requires a minimum of two years animal care and treatment experience, at least one year of which is in assisting a licensed veterinarian; or one year animal care and treatment experience and one year law enforcement background; or one year field experience equivalent to an Animal Control Officer II.

Knowledge of safe handling and transporting of dangerous, sick or injured animals required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have a safe driving record and be able to safely drive a large Animal Control F350 vehicle daily. Ability to type and utilize Microsoft Office programs required.

The most qualified candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, think critically and exercise good judgment. Experience conducting investigations and writing reports is a plus.

Additional Information:

A pre-employment driving record check, background check and a pre-employment physical are required.

Employment is contingent on successfully passing an extensive background check for Special Police Commission. For more information on the requirement for the Special Police Commission go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/jobs/hiring/qualifications.htm

For more information about Finance and Administrative Services and the Seattle Animal Shelter: http://inweb/FAS/ and http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/

For more information and to apply, please visit www.seattle.gov/jobs by 4:00 p.m. on 4/22/14.  The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workforce.

NACA Posting Date 04-11-14


City of Mission Viejo, California
$23.79-$32.76 per hour

The City provides its employees with an assortment of benefits, including a cafeteria plan for medical, dental and vision benefits, membership into California Public Employees’ Retirement system, access to deferred compensation savings plans, flexible spending accounts, and a generous annual leave program.

One current full-time vacancy at the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter that requires working a rotating schedule every three (3) months from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. including weekend, holiday and on-call for after-hour emergency calls serving the cities of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.  Days off according to schedule rotation, Sunday and Monday, Friday and Saturday, or Wednesday and Thursday. 

Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in the enforcement and communication of animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; ensures public safety by capturing and caring for wild, vicious, and/or injured animals; and provides public education on living with and caring for domestic and wild animals.

Requires equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, supplemented by college level course work in animal health care.  One year of experience in the enforcement and communication of animals services codes, ordinances, and regulations and the humane care and handling of animals. Experience with a public agency is highly desirable.  Must possess and maintain a valid California’s class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Required to live within a twenty-five (25) mile radius of the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter location.  This is necessary in order to report for emergency and on-call assignments.

Apply by 3:00 p.m., April 14, 2014.

For further information and application materials,
visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org

NACA Posting Date 04-03-14

Program & Response Specialist
American Humane Association
Southeast Region

American Humane Association seeks a Program & Response Specialist to work as part the Red Star™ program providing field response services, outreach, support, investigative assistance and training in the southeast region of the U.S.  This position will serve as an educational and program resource for communities and will likely be based in the Palm Beach, Florida area with travel as needed for program activities and assignments.  The ideal candidate will have a strong animal protection background as well as extensive experience in emergency/disaster response, cruelty investigations and shelter operations.  For the full job posting please go to: http://www.americanhumane.org/about-us/careers/

NACA Posting Date 04-01-14


Animal Control Officer
City of Sunnyvale, California

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking an Animal Control Officer responsible for performing a wide range of field and office duties in support of the care and control of domestic and non-domestic animals, the investigation of cruelty, neglect and dangerous animals, and the enforcement of codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to animals. The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package. A complete application consists of a City application and a supplemental questionnaire. A copy of your DMV driver record is required at time of oral exam.  The position opens March 28, 2014 and final filing date is April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this current opportunity, please visit: www.jobs.inSunnyvale.com

Salary: $5,083.52 - $6,487.97 Monthly

NACA Posting Date 04-01-14


Animal Control Officer I
Animal Control Officer II
Senior Animal Control Officer
Sacramento, California

The City of Sacramento, Front Street Animal Shelter has opened recruitment for an Animal Control Officer I, Animal Control Officer II, and Senior Animal Control Officer in the Animal Care Services Division. 
This recruitment is open to all from March 24 – April 4, 2014.

For detailed information and to apply, please go to: www.cityofsacramento.org/personnel and click on Employment.

NACA Posting Date 03-25-14


Director of Animal Control
Boston, Massachusetts

The Director is responsible for providing management and administrative oversight of the Animal Control Department.  Develops and ensures the deployment of the strategic plan to promote increased responsible pet ownership through public safety and enforcement. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and evaluates and makes recommendations related to animal control procedures and methods.

For more information and how to submit application, visit www.cityofboston.gov/jobs  Job ID: 347063

Contact: Human Resources at 617-635-4000 or OHR@cityofboston.gov.

NACA Posting Date 03-24-14


County of Humboldt: $2,479 - $3,181 monthly, plus excellent benefits.

The Redwood Coast is a paradise for all outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, fishing, river rafting, kayaking and more.

The County’s two million acres include hundreds of streams and lakes, as well as county, state and national parks, beaches and campgrounds. Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods provide excellent educational opportunities, as well as entertainment and culturally enriching activities.

Eureka, the County seat, is located 275 miles north of San Francisco, overlooking historic Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County is an ideal area for individuals and families who seek a relaxed pace of life. With moderately priced housing, temperate weather all year round and a lively local arts scene, Humboldt County offers the best of community living without the stress and burdens of the more urbanized areas of California.

Under general supervision, investigate complaints and enforce County laws regarding stray, dangerous and nuisance animals; capture and humanely control animals for impounding; explain local codes and ordinances to the public; promote responsible pet ownership; issue citations. Desirable qualifications would include some related education or training and two years of animal care or control or law enforcement support experience. Valid CA driver’s license required. MUST pass a personal background investigation prior to appointment.  

Final filing date: April 10, 2014.

Application materials available at Humboldt County Human Resources, 825 5th Street, Room 100, Eureka, CA, or apply online at www.co.humboldt.ca.us/jobs.    AA/EOE 

NACA Posting Date 03-21-14


City of Minneapolis Job Announcement:

This appointed position supervises the assistant manager(s) of Animal Control, Animal Control lead officers, Animal Control officers and administrative staff.

The nature of the work includes:

  • Managing the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control division of the Department of Regulatory Services, including directing the division’s business lines and field activities
  • Coordinating services with other city departments, outside agencies, responding to the City Council as directed and serving on the Regulatory Services leadership team
  • Working conditions include a normal office setting with occasional field and kennel work

Typical Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to the following):

  • Lead the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control division of the Department of Regulatory Services by directing the division’s business lines; including 24 hour public safety response
  • Coordinate all areas of Minneapolis Animal Care & Control services with other City of Minneapolis departments and outside agencies. Ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services
  • Assist the Director of Regulatory Services on animal care and control matters while serving on the Regulatory Services leadership team.
  • Manage all FTEs assigned to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control. 
  • Manage divisional budget
  • Work directly with the Director of Regulatory Services, city staff and elected officials to improve ordinances and state laws related to animals and obtain approval of division’s budget and operation
  • Manage all aspects of the division’s physical assets
  • Manage, coordinate, and implement a response plan for handling over 17,000 animal control service calls annually; developing a priority response based on the city’s goals and the department’s core values
  • Responsible for ensuring division’s compliance with federal, state and city laws
  • Responsible for establishing appropriate enforcement mechanisms aimed at ensuring public safety and safeguarding against animal cruelty
  • Responsible for managing all of Minneapolis Animal Care & Control’s shelter operations and programs, including policy and procedure development; implementation; monitoring; and modification when appropriate
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders, residents, elected officials, the media, the Humane Society, rescue organizations and other stakeholders
  • Represent the division at the Minnesota state legislature, community meetings, public events, and press conferences regarding public safety, code compliance, and program and policy development
  • Respond to and resolve resident inquiries and complaints

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent (various combinations of education and experience may qualify for this position)  
  • Five years of relevant experience, which has included ordinance development, enforcement, policy work
  • At least three years of supervisory experience

Other Specifications include:

  • Knowledge of animal behavior and control procedures, and the ability to comfortably handle animals
  • Considerable knowledge of and the ability to enforce state statutes, codes, and regulations relating to animal control and animal shelter operation
  • Working knowledge of animal diseases and public health principles
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the techniques of investigation and enforcement and familiarity with the judicial process
  • Working knowledge of computer operations, applications and software
  • Good oral and written communication skills

If interested please send a letter of interest, resume, and four references to Noah Schuchman: Noah.Schuchman@minneapolismn.gov
You may also call Noah to discuss this opportunity further at (612) 673-2781

***Application materials will be accepted through Friday, March 28***

NACA Posting Date 03-20-14


Animal Control Officer
Galveston County Health District
La Marque, Texas

Under the direction of the Animal Services Manager, the Animal Control Officer (ACO) patrols, gets dispatched to citizen calls, captures, confines, and euthanizes stray, diseased and dangerous dogs and cats.

Education / Experience
Required:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent. Must successfully complete Basic Animal Control Officer Certification within one year of employment.

Preferred:  Full-time work experience in a government animal shelter providing animal control services and/or 1 year full-time work with foster, rescue, and/or volunteer groups

Extreme and adverse weather conditions in both an indoor and outdoor environment; potentially dangerous and vicious animals (both wild and domestic); caustic cleaning chemicals. 

Physical Abilities
Lifting heavy animals and exerting up to 100 pounds of force is frequently necessary. Physical demands such as running, walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, pushing and pulling are often required. Good visual acuity, distance and color vision is necessary.

Special Requirements
Must have reliable transportation; Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours if necessary.  Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy. Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements.  Background check and drug screening will be performed.

Please apply at: http://www.gchd.org/hr/job.htm

NACA Posting Date 03-17-14

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