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Animal Control Officer
Location: US-KS-Hutchinson
Job Details:

The Animal Control Officer performs a variety of field and administrative duties in accordance with local animal control ordinances and state laws pertaining to the control and management of animals. Fieldwork consists of patrolling assigned regions of the City and responding to complaints regarding domestic animals, and duties require capture and removal of stray, uncontrolled, abused, or dangerous animals from undesirable conditions, necessitating the use of caution in handling and transporting animals for impounding. Other primary responsibilities include investigating animal cruelty cases, processing animals for adoption and transfer to rescue organizations, maintaining appropriate records, and answering incoming telephone calls. The Animal Control Officer works closely with shelter staff, governmental and public safety agencies, other animal shelters, veterinarians, rescue groups, animal owners, and the general public.

The ideal candidate has a high school diploma or GED, a valid Kansas driver¡¦s license, and some experience working with animals. National Animal Control Association Level I Certification is preferred. Candidates must have strong communication and public relation skills and must be able to work well under pressure and manage stress effectively. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months of employment. This position includes shifts, rotation in after-hours, and on-call emergency response for 24-hour/365-day coverage and is subject to working nights, weekends, and holidays. Regularly scheduled hours are 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM four days per week on a rotating basis.



Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands

Work is performed frequently in an outdoor setting, either within a vehicle or out in the open, with considerable exposure to all types of weather conditions, temperature variations, and traffic/road hazards. In addition, this position includes driving for extended lengths of time. Some work is performed in an office environment and involves the use of telephones, dispatching radios, computers, office equipment, and interaction with staff, citizens, and others. Duties may include desk-related tasks.



Some adverse working conditions exist within this position, including exposure to or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, hazardous materials or chemicals, noxious odors and fumes, poisonous plants, heavy equipment, dangerous animals, confined spaces, elevated noise levels, etc.). This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Standard field equipment includes chemical immobilization equipment, various animal control equipment, catch and restraint pole, animal traps, and an animal control truck with animal transport closure. Position includes handling all types of animals and situations including impoundment, quarantine, euthanasia, and carcass removal.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Patrols city streets and roads; reads and interprets maps to respond to calls and dispatch directives for service regarding public safety concerns involving animals, animal-based ordinance complaints, found property, and other incidents as required in accordance with established priority procedures;
Safely and humanely locates, catches, contains, transports, and impounds animals-at-large including sick, injured, and vicious animals using specialized equipment, such as catch poles, leashes, cages, and traps; picks up and disposes of dead animals; logs animal intake information and completes accurate data entry into a records management system; assists other agencies as requested;
Enforces animal control laws and ordinances; ensures humane treatment of animals, examines animal licenses and rabies vaccination documents, and inspects animal housing establishments; issues verbal and written warnings, compliance notices, and summons to violators of animal control laws; initiates any necessary follow-up action;
Investigates complaints and reports of animal attacks, animal cruelty, and animal nuisances; interviews witnesses and collects evidence; notifies owners and involved parties of violations and corrective actions; writes reports of investigation activity and maintains case files; prepares and submits appropriate court documentation and testifies in courts of law and administrative hearings;
Writes and prepares reports of activities, maintains files of impoundments and dispositions of animals, and completes other administrative logs, forms, and reports as needed using a personal computer and associated software programs;
Identifies sick/diseased animals; takes precautions to prevent spread of disease to other animals or humans; recommends veterinarian care if needed and administers first aid, medications, or other treatment; helps euthanize sick, injured, and unwanted animals (all sizes and breeds) in accordance with regulations and standard veterinary procedures; handles controlled substances during euthanasia in accordance with federal/state laws, including extensive and exact recordkeeping and documentation
Identifies sick/diseased animals; takes precautions to prevent spread of disease to other animals or humans; recommends veterinarian care if needed and administers first aid, medications, or other treatment; helps euthanize sick, injured, and unwanted animals (all sizes and breeds) in accordance with regulations and standard veterinary procedures; handles controlled substances during euthanasia in accordance with federal/state laws, including extensive and exact recordkeeping and documentati
Identifies sick/diseased animals; takes precautions to prevent spread of disease to other animals or humans; recommends veterinarian care if needed and administers first aid, medications, or other treatment; helps euthanize sick, injured, and unwanted animals (all sizes and breeds) in accordance with regulations and standard veterinary procedures; handles controlled substances during euthanasia in accordance with federal/state laws, including extensive and exact documentation;
Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by answering questions, complaints, and concerns regarding adoptions, redemptions, releases, operations, ordinances, and animal treatment and care; helps at the counter with taking in, redeeming, or adopting out animals and in dealing with the public over the phone and in person when required;
Educates on the responsibilities of animal ownership, animal care/behavior, and state laws and local ordinances through presentations to various groups (schools, homeowner associations, civic organizations, and special interest groups);
Operates an animal control vehicle under varying driving conditions; completes daily cleanup/sanitation of various vehicles and animal control equipment to ensure accountability;
Helps maintain cleanliness of the facility by performing daily cleaning duties when assigned, including rinsing, scrubbing, and disinfecting equipment, facilities, and rooms to prevent the spread of odor and disease;
Completes daily duties at the animal shelter when assigned, such as feeding, watering, and caring for animals; freezing carcasses; packaging and mailing animal parts to laboratory for health checks; and performing inventory checks on supplies and equipment
Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: A high school diploma or GED is required.
EXPERIENCE: Some experience working with animals is desired. Preference will be given to those with experience in animal control or regulation enforcement.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid Kansas driver's license is required.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid Kansas driver's license is required. A National Animal Control Association (NACA) Level I Certification is preferred.
OTHER: The incumbent must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions as described.

To apply you must go to Hutchgov.com and click on Employment, then find the ACO position and click on it for the application!


Position is subject to work rotating shifts and beyond scheduled hours including emergency call in potentially on weekends, holidays, and evenings. Mandatory overtime may be required with little or no advance notification.

Work may require some combination of standing, sitting, walking, running, climbing, reaching, crawling, kneeling, crouching, lifting, pulling, pushing, and repetitive motions maneuvering in situations involving domesticated animals and wildlife. Exerting force to move objects is frequently required. Hand and finger movement is required to feel, handle, and grasp objects, tools, or control. Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the radio and telephone is necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close and distance vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus to complete patrol duties.

6¤7Supplemental Information
Automatic Disqualifiers for Hutchinson Police Department Applicants
At the time of your submission of this Application for Employment, a criminal history check will be conducted by the Hutchinson Police Department and your background will be closely examined. Failure to meet any of the following requirements will result in immediate disqualification:

A) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a crime which is a felony or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice;

B) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice;

C) Is the holder of a high school diploma or furnishes evidence of successful completion of an examination indicating an equivalent achievement;

D) Is of good moral character;

E) Satisfies all requirements set forth by the City of Hutchinson

F) If military service has been rendered, DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions;

G) Not falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process;

H) Has not been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or received diversion on a serious traffic violation within the past five years. Serious traffic violations include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer;

I) Has not been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, to include but not limited to theft, insufficient funds (checks), fraud, false police reports, etc. If convicted as a juvenile of any of these listed acts, each case will be reviewed to determine if it disqualifies you for further employment consideration.

It is important that you truthfully and thoroughly answer all question contained in this Application for Employment including but not limited to any criminal and dishonest conduct. The disclosure of criminal conduct, dishonest conduct, or civil litigation on this application will not necessarily result in your rejection for employment.

Please be advised that if disqualified, our agency may not be able to share the specific records resulting in your disqualification due to federal and state regulations. However, we will direct you to the applicable law enforcement agency to retrieve and potentially solve any disputes.

Hutchinsonanimalservices.com

 
Additional Job Instructions:
To apply you must do so through the City's HR page.
Hutchgov.com then click on employment and find the ACO position.
 
Benefits:
BENEFITS
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts: Medical & Dependent Care
Retirement: KPERS & 457 Retirement Savings Plan
Insured Disability
Life Insurance & Optional Voluntary Life Insurance
Death Benefit
Service Connected Death
Vacation Leave, Sick Leave & City Designated Holidays
Employee Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
 




City of Hutchinson Animal Shelter

Julie, Graves
Human Resources Department
1501 S Severance St
Hutchinson, KS, 67501
P: 620-259-4149


1  Full-Time Position Open
Salary Range:
$30,127 - $45,187/Yearly

Degree Preferred:
High School

Travel:
None

Relocation Paid:
Paid Partially

Experience Req. Yrs:
0-5 years




 


 


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