Thursday , February 2 2023

City of Odessa Jobs Opening For Animal Control Officer

Website City of Odessa

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

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

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • GED required. Prefer 3 to 6 months heavy customer relations experience.

Job Details:

Company: City of Odessa

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Odessa, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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