Animal Breeder Job Description Sample
Responsible for developing and managing a world-class Cannabis breeding program at MedMen to obtain successful cultivars with desirable traits in collaboration with other scientific and agronomy functions. This position will provide leadership, strategic vision and operational excellence in trait based Cannabis breeding technologies in advancement of company’s goals. Foundational knowledge of plant breeding and genetics and demonstrated experience in trait based cultivar development are essential.This position will supervise the work of Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics staff and will be responsible for the program’s budget.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Leads the creation and evaluation of breeding populations
- Advances the utilization of modern breeding technologies and tools to identify, characterize and incorporate genes of interest for key traits
- Plans and executes the hybridization process, evaluation of progenies, analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data and reporting of breeding trials
- Make selections/hybrids advancement decisions based on key performance indicators
- Utilize all relevant breeding technologies with appropriate allocation of resources directed at the successful development of commercial products for key market segments
- Through engagement and collaborative interaction with breeding technology communities, identify, research, and eventually apply those to your breeding program that enhance breeding program effectiveness and efficiency
- Working collaboratively with the Agronomy team, contributes to the optimization of desirable traits
- Leads cross-functional teams as needed to to successfully develop and deploy new hybrids of interests
- Establishes guidelines, protocols & training for Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics department and its employees
- Supervises breeding and molecular genetics department employees; trains and advises Agronomy staff about cultivar development processes and work in coordination to continually improve the same
- Works collaboratively with all Agronomy team members, including occasional visits to cultivation locations
- Business Acumen
- Communication Proficiency
- Customer/Client Focus
- Organizational Skills
- Problem Solving/Analysis
- Results Driven
- Technical Capacity
- Positive attitude all the time
Supervises the work of Plant Breeding and Genetics Department employees
Occasional visits to production facilities is expected for this position
Required Education and Experience
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- PhD. in plant breeding and genetics, or related degree, or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated cultivar development experience
- Training and experience in molecular biology, statistics, plant physiology, pathology and biochemistry as required to perform strongly as a plant breeder
- Knowledge of quantitative genetics, functional genomics, genetic statistical theory, and experimental design as it is applied to plant breeding
- Leadership skills building teams in a highly collaborative environment
- Strong process management skills
There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Must successfully complete and pass background and drug screen, and live scan.
Breeder Service Technician
Responsible for the movement of pullets, field vaccinations and medication, and hen productivity. May also include gathering and transportation of eggs and hatchability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects farms for compliance with contract and cooperative agreement standards.
Advises farmers on development programs to assist in producing quality poultry products.
Conducts safety meetings.
Coordinates and/or handles the movement of pullets.
Performs field vaccinations and/or administers medications.
Weighs, handles and fleshes pullets, hens and males.
Tracks and analyzes hen productivity.
May collect and transport eggs and track hatchability.
May schedule and train other employees.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS:
Decisions may impact the department, goals of the department, or the work area/unit.
Work requires the use of a variety of procedures, policies and/or standards. Moderate analytic ability is required in the application of guidelines, policies, and procedures and in gathering and interpreting data in cases for problems of moderate difficulty or complexity.
Solves problems by gathering, compiling, and sorting information. Problems are usually at the work unit or department level.
FREEDOM OF ACTION:
Works under limited supervision with periods of relative autonomy and general review. The position has the latitude to select techniques/processes within defined broad objectives and procedures to complete tasks. May periodically lead/supervise others.
INTERNAL; Internal communication is required on a weekly basis with Professional or Supervisor level positions. Communication involves exchange of basic verbal/written routine information and/or simple service activities requiring common courtesy, (e.g., answering questions, giving direction in response to simple requests).
EXTERNAL; External communication is required on a daily basis with Clerical or Technical level positions. Communication requires moderate tact and cooperation to convey basic facts (e.g., scheduling and/or coordinating two personal calendars, resolving problems, and/or obtaining necessary information).
Routine discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness, and unpleasant air conditions. May involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a related field.
Typically requires greater than 2 up to 5 years of DIRECTLY RELATED experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION:
Current driver's license and good driving record.
Breeder Loadout Oper
To physically load delivery vehicles following established procedure. Keep scale house and associated work areas clean and well stocked. Provide general grounds maintenance and upkeep.
To load delivery vehicles with correct weights and types of feed as directed by drivers and panel operators, maneuvering vehicles on scale and yard as necessary.
Sweeps and cleans scales, scale house, bathrooms and break rooms and other work areas as determined necessary.
Assist receiving operator by weighing in and out bulk feed ingredient trucks maintaining accurate scale records.
Assist receiving with forklift unloading if necessary.
Keeps bathrooms and break rooms clean and well stocked with all trash emptied and recycles in appropriate containers.
To assist receiving personnel in unloading trucks and rail cars if needed.
To complete other basic assignments as scheduled by management.
Basic mechanical knowledge and computer skills a plus.
The ability to operate a forklift.
Ability to navigate tractor/trailer units on mill scale and yard.
Reading, writing and basic math skills with a High School diploma or equivalent preferred.Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
WHO WE AREAgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.
Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world's largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.
At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands – AgriGold®, LG Seeds® and PRIDE Seeds® – and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre®, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.
OUR CULTURE & OUR PEOPLE AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.
At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees' passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.
You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at agreliantgenetics.com or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.
AgReliant is looking for a creative plant breeder with outstanding analytical, communication and organizational skills to join our Research team. In this role, you will lead a corn inbred line development and testing program focused for mid-maturity zones of the US Corn Belt.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for an inbred line and early-stage hybrid development program focused on mid-maturity germplasm and product pipelines. Analyze data, interpret results; make inbred & hybrid selections; code improved inbred lines that become parents of commercial corn hybrids.• Coordinate with other AgReliant & Parent Company breeders the efficient use of nursery & testing resources to develop corn inbred and early-stage hybrid testing pipelines.• Active utilization of technologies that maximize efficiency and productivity of the breeding programs; including DHs, Genomic Selection, Hybrid & Inbred Prediction methodology, and New Breeding Techniques.• Write & prepare early-stage hybrid trials in support of the breeding pipeline.• Provide input to the Operations teams for location selection and trial placement of early-stage hybrid trials across the AgReliant Testing Network.• Provide input for Version selection decisions of line conversions which are relevant to the breeder's maturity focus and testing network.• Attend and actively contribute to inbred & hybrid advancement meetings relevant to your RM focus• Collaborate with Hybrid Product Breeders on defining strengths, weaknesses, and utilization of newly coded lines from the breeding program in new hybrid combinations.• Provide leadership and supervision to any full and part time employees reporting to breeder in support of the breeding program.• Manage budget for program to attain the objectives• Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality, customer service and professionalism; responsible for promoting a positive image of the company.• Travel as needed in support of your breeding and testing program; including to Winter Nurseries, pre-harvest visits to research locations in the breeder's yield trial network; to company and parent-company meetings. Travel is approximately 20%.• Other duties as needed.
Required Skills / Experience• Ph.D. in plant breeding or a related field• Strong background in breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, and molecular technologies • Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative • Excellent leadership, communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire)• Strong understanding of database systems and management of large data sets
AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Animal Care Specialist I/Ii - Extra Help Animal Care Specialist
This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and extra help vacancies.Â Extra help pay rate is up to a maximum of $13.71 per hour.
Extra Help employees are not entitled to County benefits . Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Â Receives, unloads, processes and impounds animals from the general public and Animal Service Officers.
Â Separate all newly received animals for observation, treatment, and segregation.
Â Assess animal's condition.
Â Administer vaccination for common diseases.
Â Scan for microchip identification device.
Â Assign the animal a unique tracking number and collar.
Â Accurately fills out appropriate forms.
Â Place the animal in the kennel or arranges for it to be examined by a veterinarian if needed.
Â May assist Shelter Veterinarian in surgical suite and clean maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment as required.
Â Performs general, continuous clean up and maintenance of the assigned service area and grounds by washing with prescribed cleaning material or chemicals utilizing proper safety practices and equipment.
Â Operates small trucks and stock trailers used in transporting animals, equipment, and supplies.
Â Examines animals to determine age/sex, behavioral characteristics, and overall condition.
Â Maintains inventory of food, tools, and other related supplies.
Â Conducts informational tours, educational tours for interested groups visiting the facility; Â Conducts animal adoption interviews with potential adopters.
Â Administers vaccines and other prescribed medications to animals in our care.
Â Implant microchip identification devices.
Â Assists the Animal Control Supervisor and/or Animal Care Specialist II in performing humane euthanasia.
Â Performs Humane Euthanasia (ACS II). Â May assist Shelter Veterinarian in surgical suite and clean maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment as required.
Â May direct and oversee the activities of volunteers, community service, work-in-lieu, welfare-to-work or work experience participants.
Minimum Qualifications: Animal Care Specialist I Experience: Some experience in the feeding, care and maintenance of domestic companion animals and/or livestock.
Education: High school graduation or equivalent.
Licenses: At the time ofÂappointment, possessÂand maintain a valid California Driver's License free of repetitive moving violations and preventable accidents.
Record Verification will be required.
Obtain California certification for euthanasia by injection prior to the end of probationary period.
Any employee failing to obtain this certification may be terminated from employment.
Animal Care Specialist II Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience comparable to an Animal Care Specialist I in Merced County.
Licenses: At the time of appointment, possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License free of repetitive moving violations and preventable accidents.
Record Verification will be required.
Possession of valid California Euthanasia by Injection certificate.
POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION SERIES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Animal Health Technician - Public Safety, Animal Shelter
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Merit position, Grade 19, 35 hours per week. This position will work days, evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.
Provides routine paramedical treatment to animals in the County Animal Shelter. Cares for, places, or determines dispositions of animals, maintains kennels in a sanitary condition, and performs related duties as required. The work requires prior experience and is performed under general supervision.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:Examines and documents, at the time of intake, the condition of incoming animals to include, physical condition, the need for veterinary treatment, behavioral temperament, and housing location within shelter. Photographs every animal for animal file and owner identification. Places identification on incoming animals to track them while in the shelter.
Performs routine tests to determine the presence of suspected disease at the time of intake or the screening of animals prior to adoption. Receives animals and separates for observation all animals that show signs of rabies or other diseases.
Checks every incoming animal against lost and found reports submitted to the Animal Shelter.
Thoroughly examines incoming animals for any type of owner identification to include checking for tattoos, microchips, and tags. Investigates ownership and immediately attempts to contact the owner of the animal by phone and/or email to allow for animal redemption as quickly as possible. Works with Animal Control Officers to coordinate the posting of properties to contact owners of animals in the shelter.
Inspects and documents the condition of shelter animals on a daily basis documenting abnormalities in diet, temperament, or physical condition. Make decisions for housing location changes or referring to veterinarian for treatment when daily observations and exams determine necessity.
Coordinates with the Animal Care Supervisor to provide care to animals by a veterinarian when necessary. Provides health care to animals held at the animal shelter as directed by a veterinarian; renders emergency care within the scope of duties as directed by a veterinarian.
Ensures adherence to procedures and substances protocols, for the injection and the subsequent removal of animals for purposes of euthanasia.
Maintains State and Federal mandated medical logs and prepares medication for use.
Maintains inventory of and conducts or allows inventory inspections of all pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies.
Writes intake reports for animals evaluated that could be or are part of animal cruelty investigations. Completes forensic style photographs for use in potential animal cruelty investigations.
Counsels individuals and provide resource information to owners in order to keep pets in the home of owners wishing to surrender their animals to the shelter.
Works with Behavioral Evaluation and Enrichment Coordinator and the Volunteer and Rescue Coordinator to determine animal pathways through the shelter to prevent unnecessary long term housing of animals.
Oversees trustees from inmate work detail and participates in maintaining sanitary kennels and shelter facilities.
Acts as Animal Care Supervisor in their absence.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledges, Abilities and Skills (These are pre-employment KASs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Modern principles, practices and techniques of the clinical care of animals.
Hazards and safety practices involved in dealing with animals.
Computer applications, such as animal management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews.
Maintain animal records by documenting animal conditions, treatment, reactions, and changes.
Maintain a safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the work including County officials and employees, animal owners, and the public.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Deal effectively with the public.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Five years of direct professional animal handling experience in a veterinary facility or animal shelter.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
Will be required to become certified in humane euthanasia post-employment at the County's expense.
Must be 18 years of age.
Operation of County owned vehicle.
Employee must have ability and willingness to obtain rabies pre-exposure vaccinations post-employment offered at the County's expense.
Ability to control, lift and carry animals handled at the facility; requires long periods of standing, frequent walking indoors, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; recurring lifting of objects up to 49 pounds; operation of keyboard devices; work may be physically or emotionally demanding.
Workers are exposed to hazards of dealing with dangerous, frightened, or diseased animals.
Workers are exposed to cleaning and disinfecting agents.
Workers must occasionally euthanize animals.
Required to work non-standard schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Required to work during emergency weather events or other emergency situations that close the shelter and require the operation of an emergency pet shelter.
Subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.
Work is subject to frequent interruptions.
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.
LAB Animal Tech II, Bumc Lab Animal Science Center (6674/I1718)
The Lab Animal Technician II will provide exceptional animal care for all species of research animals while maintaining and providing proper sanitation of all animal equipment, research facility and materials. The incumbent will strictly follow all institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal health and welfare is provided for animals.
Ensure quality animal care for all research animals
Maintain proper sanitation of all animal equipment, research facility and materials
Strictly follow all institutional, local, state, federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal health and welfare
Responsible for basic animal husbandry for regulated species-consist of nonhuman primate, large animals, rabbit, chinchilla, guinea pig, hamster, other
Also responsible for basic animal care inclusive of Animal Biosafety Levels: ABSL-1, ABSL-2 and Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2, CCL-3
High school diploma or GED, 1-2 years experience, prefer AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification)
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Animal Surgical Technician
CAMRIS International is seeking an Animal Surgical Technican to support the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
The 59th Medical Wing, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. The wing's vision is "Exemplary Care, Global Response." Its mission is to optimize readiness and patient-centered care through collaborative health delivery, education, training and research.
The 59th Clinical Research Division (59th CRD) is the largest Clinical Investigation Facility in the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) and is a free standing facility and vivarium. The division supports health sciences education to develop the Military Health Service Force and clinical investigations for the advancement of medical science and its military and nonmilitary application toward patien
Assist as a sterile or non-sterile member of the Surgical Research Team and act as the non-sterile circulator during surgical procedures.
Serve as an assistant to the veterinary anesthetist with responsibility to assess the biologic and physical status of any animal to be anesthetized.
Provide critical care assistance to the veterinary surgeon during veterinary research protocols and training projects and safely and effectively restrains, handles, and transports animals.
Perform general procedures in the pre-operative area, surgical suite, post-op recovery area, or animal housing facility.
Handle and prepare surgical specimens (tissue/blood samples, etc).
Assist the supervisor with tasks and procedures involving use of determining or selecting the most effective approach to varied and diverse situations.
Insure animals are prepared for surgery by following all the necessary procedures during the pre-operative stage
Operate steam sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaner and maintains sterility of surgical supplies and instruments through proper storage.
Assemble/Operate surgical equipment to include but not limited to physiologic monitors, electric or pneumatic saws, drills, defibrillators, anesthesia machines, hypo/hyperthermia units, electro-surgical machines and amps.
Assist in safely transporting, handling, and restraining animals according to established department operating instructions.
Assist in performing behavioral tests on animals using various procedures as identified in specific research protocols.
Support hyperbaric medicine operations by assisting in the preparation of animal subjects for research procedures.
Operate radiographic equipment and assist in special radiographic procedures and fluoroscopy, including sedating, anesthetizing and restraining of animal for the procedure.
Compile and enter data into computer databases as required by specific protocols.
Assist in protocols involving the Hypobaric/Hyperbaric chamber.
Two years of experience performing surgery required.
One year experience as a sterile surgical scrub tech required.
Experience of mathematics to perform such tasks as dose calculations.
Experience of infection control as it relates to cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in the surgical environment.
Experience of database creation and maintenance using computer based spreadsheets or databases (i.e., Microsoft Excel/Access).
Possess knowledge of sound research design and implementation
Be able to help the research team identify problems and formulate solutions.
Extensive knowledge of Animal Care procedures including pre and post-operative care and the use of anesthesia.
Pharmacy Technician - Companion Animal Clinic
The Pharmacy Technician will work with the management team to devise and carry out processes and procedures to support the operation of the Companion Animal Clinic (CAC) outpatient pharmacy, and will be responsible for inventory management for drugs and medical supplies used in the Animal Health Institute (AHI).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Dispense pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and prescription diets to clients of the CAC and EBC as prescribed.
Review anesthesia worksheets for correct math and completeness.
Provide excellent customer service to animal-owning clients and internal customers in the AHI.
Follow dispensing procedures and protocols developed and used in the pharmacy.
In consultation with the practice manager, provide ongoing evaluation of pharmacy procedures, and modify/update as needed.
Maintain compliance with American Animal Hospital Association standards for operation of a veterinary clinic pharmacy.
Maintain inventory of products dispensed from the pharmacy and submit reorder points to inventory personnel for timely ordering.
Work with multiple injectable medications drawing medications accurately.
Maintain proper chain of custody of controlled medications.
Understand and demonstrate proper handling and safety precautions of chemotherapy agents.
Oversee the operation and maintenance of Omnicell systems used in the CAC and EBC.
Assist in the development of a veterinary pharmacy clinical rotation for pharmacy and/or veterinary students, and provide technical instruction under the direction of faculty members.
Learn, know, and operate all pharmacy and inventory functions of StringSoft veterinary practice management software.
Other assigned duties.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A High School Diploma or GED is required. Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University is desired. Two – three years of pharmacy technician experience is also required, C.Ph.T is desired.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is regularly required to walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, rel
Animal Control Officer
GILA COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 1400 E.
ASH STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501 REPOSTED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 OPEN UNTIL FILLED PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this position is to protect the public from rabies exposure by controlling the population of stray dogs and cats and by monitoring exposure to wildlife such as bats, foxes and bobcats.
This position manages and maintains the animal shelter, which involves the preparation and submission of specimens for laboratory tests, animal euthanasia and kennel cleaning.
The role is also responsible for patrolling the County for stray dogs and admitting animals to the shelter.
Administrative duties include report and citation writing, customer service and attendance at meetings and court.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position does not supervise other employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TIME SPENT • Patrols all unincorporated areas of the County to enforce and monitor for compliance with State and County ordinances pertaining to animal regulations including animal cruelty, barking dogs and animals at-large; investigates nuisance and animal cruelty complaints; interviews witnesses; notifies owners and involved parties of animal violations and corrective actions; writes reports, issues citations and prepares court documents.
30% • Prepares and submits specimens for the State lab to test for rabies and performs animal euthanasia on sick, injured and stray animals; prepares required documentation in relation to euthanasia activities.
10% • Responds to calls for service and provides customer service in selling licenses, renting traps; uses specialty equipment and techniques to capture, contain, and impound domestic, exotic and wild animals, including sick, injured, diseased and vicious animals; relocates wild animals; investigates animal bite reports; collects and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis as necessary; cleans and disinfects vehicles and equipment.
10% • Writes reports as well as citations for animal regulations; manages dog bite and rabies exposure cases; ensures timely treatment processes for individuals exposed to rabies; coordinates rabies vaccinations for animals that bite.
10% • Proceeds with legal action against violators of animal control law; testifies in court on citation issues as required and performs administrative duties, such as selling tags, providing general customer service and admitting dogs and cats.
10% • Creates and maintains complaint files; researches files and computer databases; updates automated and manual computer records and tracking systems; reviews Rabies monthly reports and daily activity logs.
10% • Maintains shelter, cleaning and disinfecting kennels.
10% • Provides community outreach, educational services and animal related information to the public; promotes education and public awareness on animal safety and care; responds to questions regarding animal regulations and rabies issues; conducts public presentations on rabies prevention; makes local radio appearances to provide information on rabies; coordinates rabies control clinic events.
10% • Performs other duties as assigned.
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no responsibility over any types of budget.
PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES This position does not have PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES.
ORAL COMMUNICATION DUTIES This position explains County procedures or processes, participates in meetings and negotiates or persuades.
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION DUTIES This position creates or edits documents, internal memos, emails, formal letters and reports.
INTERACTIONS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC Interacts extensively with employees, customers, the general public, vendors, regulatory bodies, and other groups and/or individuals and Institutions over the telephone, by email, and/or in person.
DEPARTMENT: Health & Emergency Services POSITION: Animal Control Officer LOCATION: Payson JOB CODE: 18-056 ANNUAL SALARY: $27,465-$37,765 DOE INTERACTIONS SPECIFICALLY WITH CUSTOMERS Sometimes (More than 10% but less than 25% in a year) MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED High School Diploma or GED MINIMUM YEARS OF DIRECTLY RELATED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Five (5) years experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS REQUIRED/PREFERRED National Animal Control Association, Arizona Association of Rabies/ Animal Control Enforcment Association KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Training, public safety, animal control and public health management.
SKILLS REQUIRED Active listening, customer service, persuading and influencing, problem solving, time management, multi-tasking, typing and data entry and animal handling techniques.
ABILITIES REQUIRED Solve problems sensibly and swiftly, memorize and recall, multi-task, react in a calm and timely manner, consider options, risks and benefits, must be able to lift and place animals in truck.
Must be able to operate truck and drive to various parts of the County.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Constantly stands to attend to reported incidents; routinely stands to attend to custodian work such as maintaining cleanliness of kennels and animal shelters.
- Regularly sits to complete report, to operate computers, to operate special equipment, to complete a program, to attend to reception areas and to perform watchmen duties.
- Regularly lifts under 10 lbs., occasionally lifts over 75 lbs.
- Routinely requires dexterity for use of animal capture tools, keyboard operation and special gadgets; occasionally requires dexterity for special machines.
- Incumbents in this position may be required to occasionally intervene to break altercations between citizens or between citizen and animal; and walk to and from work sites; regularly bends, kneels to collect evidence and examine scenes and twists to complete tasks; rarely stoops and crawls.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Incumbents in this position perform work outdoors, in County Animal Shelter and in an office environment.
SAFETY RISK EXPOSURE Incumbents in this position may be exposed to rabid and wild animals and potential physical harm.
On rare occasions, incumbents in this position may become exposed to occasional telephone verbal abuse by irate customers or citizens and may personally encounter disgruntled citizens.
May be exposed to physical danger, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, bloodborne pathogens, communicable diseases, constants noise and vibration, wetness and humidity.
PROTECTIVE GEAR & SAFETY MANUALS Incumbents in this position are required to constantly follow written safety procedures and manuals relevant to the division or department.
Regularly require the use of safety equipment, constantly require biosafety gear, rubber gloves, safety footwear, compliance devices and eye protection devices.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR Potential errors can cause inconveniences to other employees, and/or delays in related work areas.
Delays of services are possible.
NOTICE: APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE, DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF EDUCATIONS, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE OR ANY OTHER PROOF OF COMPETENCY AS REQUIRED IN THE OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION OR ANNOUNCEMENT AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND/OR BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS AS A CONTINUING CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
FURTHER, APPLICANTS FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING OPERATION OF A COUNTY OR PERSONAL VEHICLE ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN COUNTY OR PERSONAL VEHICLE OPERATORS LICENSE.
GILA COUNTY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY, AND FAMILIAL STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISIONS OF SERVICE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
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