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- An Animal Control Officer enforces State and City ordinances dealing with the care, treatment, licensing, and impounding of animals in an assigned area of the City; picks up sick, injured, stray, vicious or unwanted animals; conducts humane investigations; conducts permit inspections, issues citations, and makes arrests; may be required to handle money accurately and collect animal licensing and other fees; and keeps records and prepares reports which may be used as legal evidence.
Prior to appointment, a thorough and comprehensive Background Investigation will be conducted. You must not have a history of criminal or improper conduct including any felony convictions. You must not have poor employment, military, or driving records, which would affect your suitability for animal control work. You must have a responsible financial history. You must have displayed a pattern of respect and honesty in your dealings with individuals and organizations. You must be fingerprinted and have no disqualifying record of law violations or other improper conduct. Potentially disqualifying violations or conduct includes convictions for more than one minor offense within the past year.
Applicants filing under Requirement #2 must list in the supplemental questions section of the on-line application course titles, number of semester/quarter units, completion date, and name and location of college or university.
Candidates will be asked to complete and submit a Personal History Statement (PHS) on-line at a later date. Certification by a Department is subject to a candidate’s completion of the PHS. Any candidate who does not submit this information by the specified date will be ineligible for certification at that time. The information provided in your PHS will be used during the Background Investigation.
In addition to the on-line City application, each applicant is required to complete and submit the on-line Animal Control Officer Job Preview Questionnaire at the time of filing. The Animal Control Officer Job Preview Questionnaire is located within the Supplemental Questions Section of the City application. Applicants who fail to complete the Job Preview Questionnaire will not be considered further in this examination and their applications will not be processed.
A valid California driver’s license is required upon appointment. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
Candidates may be required to undergo a DRUG and ALCOHOL screening test based on City policy.
Also, in addition to the on-line City application, each applicant is required to complete and submit an on-line Animal Control Officer Training and Experience Questionnaire at the time of filing. The Animal Control Officer Training and Experience Questionnaire is located within the Supplemental Questions Section of the City application. Applicants who fail to complete the Training and Experience Questionnaire will not be considered further in this examination, and their applications will not be processed.
Qualification & Experience:
- One year of full-time paid experience performing animal care, maintenance or control of domestic or wild animals; or
- Successful completion of 12 semester units or 18 quarter units from an accredited college or university in Animal Science, Animal Management, Administration of Justice, or related course work.
Company: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Management
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A