City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $2745 Monthly
  • Salary
  • Full Time

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that your application show all the relevant education you possess, list all employment for the past ten years, explain any break of employment over 30 days, and include three references. (No Relatives)

Double Check your Application, incomplete applications will be rejected.  All communication will be done via email, we suggest you monitor your email for any correspondence.

Animal Control Officer

Summary: Responds to calls for service involving at large- live, deceased or injured animals. Investigates animal complaints up to and including cases of animal bite/scratch cases.

Essential Functions:--Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all the functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Receives complaints and calls for assistance regarding at large-live, injured or deceased animals.
  • Impounds animals as prescribed by ordinances.
  • Cites violators of the animal ordinance.
  • Investigates animal bite/scratch cases.
  • Removes deceased animals from public thoroughfare.
  • Enforces all Federal, State and local laws pertaining to animals.
  • Performs humane euthanasia.
  • Maintains oneself in proper uniform and general appearance and behavior.
  • Prevents diseases from entering shelter.
  • Practices safety control.
  • Assist in the  humane care and maintenance of animals in the shelter.
  • Responsible for keeping daily truck logs, noting time of call for assistance received, nature of call, disposition of call and time call completed.
  • Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of assigned vehicle- cab and payload areas.
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general publi by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Position Specifications:

Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED Certification required.

Experience: Prefer 3 to 6 months in heavy customer relations experience.

Certification: Completes a basic animal control course no later than the first anniversary of the date the person assumes animal control duties as per Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 829. Possess a valid Texas Driver's License. Possess Euthania Certification from the Texas Department of Health or obtain within 120 days after appointment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to read, write, understand and follow oral and written instructions; handle and provide care for small and large animals; knowledge of laws relating to Animal Control Shelter operations and animal care. Be familiar with latest City and County ordinances pertaining to animals. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Thorough knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures. Be able to lift large size dogs, be able to euthanize animals, sick and injured as prescribed by ordinances.

Special Requirements:  Working hours for Animal Control Officer may vary from M-F 8:00am-5:00pm. with an on call response. This response requires personal telephone service to the office.

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