Animal Control Officer

Temple, TX, USA Req #250
Monday, June 13, 2022

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Enforcement of City ordinances and tasks related to the care, and control, of animals within the City’s boundaries. Picks up live and dead animals to keep the City free of road hazards and stray animals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Enforces animal control ordinances; investigates bites; informs citizens of laws and humane treatment of animals
  • Responds to calls and complaints, gathers information, and issues citations for violations
  • Logs telephone calls, records activities, writes reports on violations.
  • Captures, handles, restrains and transports animals to include domestic strays, livestock, wildlife that poses risk, snakes, and removal of dead animals from the road
  • Responds to fire or police emergencies if animals are present; pick up live or dead animals in other situations warranting removal
  • Appears and testifies in court regarding animal related cases on behalf of the City
  • Ensure the proper and legal disposition of animals through owner claims, adoptions, and transfers to humane organizations
  • Coordinates and directs assigned volunteer activities
  • Supplies animals with fresh food, water, and bedding
  • Scrubs, disinfects kennels, buildings, and yards
  • Euthanizes suffering animals as necessary and properly disposes of remains
  • Accepts, receives, and/or collects payments
  • Maintains vehicle and Follow City policies, procedures, and safety guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 months experience with enforcement of policies, rules and/or regulations
  • One (1) year of experience handling animals in a shelter or related facility

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current Animal Control Officer basic certification or the ability to obtain within introductory period of employment
Thank you for your interest in the position.  Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family General Regular
  • Job Function 15 - Other
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Temple, TX, USA