Animal Scientist Job Description Sample
Small Animal Anesthesia / Large And Small Animal Veterinary Technologist - West Lafayette - Veterinary Medical Teaching
Provide anesthesia support for small animal patients. Perform various types of clinical services relating to the following; anesthesia on small animals, emergency critical care, and large animal services.
Provide instruction to veterinary and veterinary technology students and interns/residents, as well as assist with new ECC staff orientation and training. Monitor inventory/supplies and order when necessary. Perform record keeping tasks.
Assist staff clinicians with various research projects related to anesthesia.This represents three vacancies.Required:Associate degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program (or obtaining with six months).Must be registered in Indiana within twelve months of employment.Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations.Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions.Excellent organizational and time management skills.Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally.Computer proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.A valid driver's license.Preferred:Bachelor's degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.Previous RVT work experience in a large animal veterinary practice or veterinary teaching hospital.Anesthesia experience on small animals and large animal handling .Previous teaching experience.Experience with Microsoft Outlook and a hospital information system.Additional Information:This posting represents three vacancies.Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.Rotating shift: Mon
Thurs 8:00PM - 6:30AM, Fri
Sun 7:00AM - 8:30PM, and Fri
Sun 7:00PM - 8:30AMWill participate in after hours on-call schedule (nights/weekends/holidays) when on the day shift.A background check will be required for employment in this position.FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime).Retirement Eligibility:
Nonexempt Defined Contribution Plan.Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.VEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
Senior Laboratory Animal Technician, Laboratory Animal Technician, Sur
The BioScience Division of SoBran, Inc. is seeking new talent to join our growing team at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and nearby Poolesville, Maryland. It is our mission to provide a humane and high quality animal care program to facilitate research at the National Institutes of Health. As an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects, we also offer a range of comprehensive benefits and opportunities for advancement for our employees. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skills to our program.
We currently have the following positions available:
• Senior Laboratory Animal Technician
• Laboratory Animal Technician
• Surgical Veterinary Technicians
• Veterinary Technicians (All Levels)
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
LAB Animal Tech II, Bumc Animal Science Center
Tracking Code 9078/J1317 Job Description 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 Required Skills High school diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years experience required. AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification) Preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Veterinary Assistant / Animal Hospital Attendants / Animal Nurse
Hiring Veterinary Assistants (Not Certified) Immediately. Spanish Speaking OK! Apply in person only. Animal nursing, care and cleaning. Veterinary experience NOT required! Must be reliable and hard worker. Starts at $10/hr (training 6 months) with benefits.
Please visit our website at www.veterinaryspecialist.com for additional information about our veterinary hospital, services, and location. A map is available on our website Contact page for directions or you may consult MapQuest for your specific driving directions. Please DO NOT CALL for directions or to ask questions you can ask in person when applying because our front office staff is extremely busy! From the moment you arrive in our office, you are evaluated by staff so please present yourself as a professional. You can also visit us on Twitter @NewportVet or on Facebook www.facebook.com/NewportVet
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital
1610 W. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital facility was designed as a personalized veterinary practice with advanced expertise, and cutting edge technology. This veterinary hospital is completely contained with it's own radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, cardiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and diagnostic laboratory abilities. We also provide urgent care for the surrounding community and exclusive residential boarding and bathing for our established clientele. As a Specialty Veterinary Practice, it is our responsibility to our community, our patients, and our professionto maintain the highest of professional standards.
Dr. Cohen, an Internal Medicine Specialist for pets, was the very first with his credentials here in Orange County, California. Now, with over 30 years of experience, he remains on the progressive "cutting edge" of the veterinary profession while remaining constant in the hearts of those who entrust their pets to his expertise and comprehensive care. Throughout the years, whether Dr. Cohen was teaching young veterinarians, lecturing to practicing clinicians, or volunteering in an administrative capacity, he always remained "in the trenches" providing direct care for sick and injured animals.
Watch Us Grow as our New Hospital Construction begins in 2015!
Senior Scientist, Analytical Development – Animal Health
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally. Merck Animal Health, a global, research-driven company that develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services, is seeking Analytical Development Scientists for our R&D facility in New Jersey. This Senior Scientist will support the progression of molecules from discovery throughout the development process, transforming drug candidates into marketed products for Merck Animal Health, a company whose products enable pets and people to enjoy their time together and help keep livestock healthy to ensure a safe, sustainable, and high-quality food supply. The professional in this position will:
Support the analytical development of high priority drug candidates.
Work in a team environment on multiple, concurrent projects and experiments of moderate complexity.
Execute studies to characterize key physical and chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and formulated drug products (e.g., tablets, solutions, implants).
Maintain high-quality documentation, independently analyze and interpret data, and prepare technical reports and external publications (as appropriate).
Work as part of a team to develop, characterize, and apply new analytical methods, generating data to guide product development and secure successful commercialization of new veterinary medicinal products.
Use non-routine approaches to solve challenging technical problems related to purity, stability, packaging, and manufacturing. Techniques often used by persons in these positions include separation techniques (e.g., HPLC, GC, TLC), in-vitro dissolution, general/wet chemical methods, physical characterizations (e.g., particle size analysis, SEM and light microscopy), spectroscopy (e.g., UV/Vis and FTIR) and thermal methods (e.g., DSC, TGA).
Opportunities are available for candidates with intermediate to advanced levels of experience.
The candidate will have demonstrated good laboratory skills and a solid understanding of analytical and physical chemistry.
This position requires the ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. With the direction of management, the Senior Scientist participates in project teams and collaborates with key partner groups in the successful and efficient execution of project and department goals. Moreover, this individual will help develop junior staff and embrace cultural change to support and realize the strategic vision of the organization. Education Minimum Requirement:
Masters degree required
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other scientific discipline preferred Required Experience and
Minimum 3 years previous pharmaceutical experience for masters candidate - Ph.D. candidates can be entry level.
Qualified candidates must have strong technical skills and a demonstrated track record of successfully contributing to the development of pharmaceutical raw materials/actives and/or drug products for animal or human health.
Experience should include high proficiency in analytical laboratory techniques.
- Ability to work under the general direction of a laboratory supervisor is required. Preferred Experience and
The ideal candidate will have a personal drive for results and a demonstrated history of achievement in pharmaceutical research & development.
The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills, including experience authoring technical documents.
An ability to multitask is important in this role.
Attention to detail, customer focus, and continuous improvement are also important to this role. Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to email@example.com .
Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf EEOC GINA Supplement at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
JobPreclinical Dev Generic Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Title:Senior Scientist, Analytical Development – Animal Health
Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway
Animal Technician III
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Under the direction of the Animal Resources Facility (ARF) Technical Service Manager and/or Attending Veterinarian concerning issues involving the health and welfare of laboratory animals. Performs all duties in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines and regulations. Responsible for assisting ARF Management and Lead Technicians with all components of the physical plant program. Responsible for performing various animal husbandry duties in a facility in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by inhalation.
Assists in training animal care staff in the following areas; microisolator cage changing techniques, room sanitation, autoclave operation, cagewash operations, waste disposal and other husbandry duties.
Coordinates and assists in procurement and inventory of supplies required throughout the facilities.
Provides direct work support in husbandry responsibilities including cage changing and cage wash operations. Is expected to fulfill duties and responsibilities of Animal Technician levels I and II as needed.
Requires a working knowledge of environmental and HVAC monitoring devices and alarms. Including an understanding of how a magnehelic gauge determines differential air pressure.
Assisting technicians with implementation and training for accurate record keeping including (but not limited to) room logs, health reports, cage card labels, autoclave records, cage wash records, animal census and other records as required. This includes assisting technicians with implementation and training of viewport and health monitoring records on PDA's.
Conducts routine inspection in coordination with the Supervisors and Managers of all animal holding and support facilities to assure compliance with our AAALAC accreditation standards.
Performs minor technical procedures on rodents without direct supervision. Technical duties may include medical treatments of rodents with minor injuries, weaning, toe and tail clipping, and euthanasia.
This position performs husbandry tasks such as cage changing, waste handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials and animal carcasses in the BSL-2/3 area. Duties include; decontamination of all biological waste leaving the suite, proper storage of contaminated waste after it has left the biohazard suite, sterilizing into the suite all materials needed to support murine pathogen free mouse colonies (i.e., microisolator cages, feed, bedding, water, etc.) Awareness of sterilization principles is required.
Responsible for receiving, unpacking and housing incoming animals following strict documented SOP. Notification of improper procedures documented and emailed to proper vendor/investigator.
High School Diploma or GED required. BS or BA degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of experience working in an AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility. Previous experience helpful but not required.
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level is required within first year of acquiring position.
Working knowledge of laboratory animal facilities operations.
Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of faculty, research personnel and ARF staff to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Positive, professional leadership skills to coach and influence employees and conduct productive performance evaluations.
Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication, and that contribute to a congenial work environment.
Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
Working knowledge of laboratory animal equipment and supplies, including cagewash equipment, autoclaves and caging systems for a variety of common laboratory animals.
Knowledge of personal protective equipment requirements for barrier and non-barrier facilities and various biosafety levels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The position requires direct contact with rodent species.
Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping in support of laboratory animal operations preferred. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law. Job ID: 2017-5942 External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org
Animal Technician II, Barrier And Absl-2 Facility
Job Overview Covance is seeking an Animal Technician II for its Denver, PA facility. Assist and mentor Animal Tech I with processes ♦ Record keeping of cleaning logs with good documentation practices ♦ Daily feeding and observation of all animals with in the facility. ♦ Assist with computer functions. ♦ Assist with current SOP’s review and updates ♦ Cross-train with all species; pertaining to your work area, handling and husbandry requirements ♦ Operate the autoclave ♦ Weekend/ holiday feed duties. ♦ Assist and keep abreast that all technical/husbandry work complies with OLAW, AAALAC, and USDA research license, as well as client's requests. ♦ Perform inoculations on all animals within the assigned facility or work area. ♦ Assist the technician III and above with problem solving ♦ Assist with clients, visitors, and auditors ♦ GRP training ♦ Assist with inventory control of supplies and animals ♦ Sanitation of caging, pans, halls, floors, with good documentation practices ♦ Perform blood draws of various techniques on multiple species in assigned facility or work area ♦ ABSL-2 training if applicable ♦ Input on cost cutting and process excellence Must be able to train with species other than rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs and chickens such as NH Primates, ferrets, canine, feline, swine under ABSL-2 conditions if applicable ♦ Assist or perform procedure under the laminar flow hood or BSC if applicable Education/Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent ♦ AALAS Certification
Experience 1 year of related experience with animal care-taking or background in life sciences ♦ Computer skills ♦ Good communication skills
Position TypeFull-Time Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Animal Nutrition Regulatory Expert
Support the animal nutrition business team in North America by providing regulatory expertise for products used in animal nutrition applications. Contribute to product registration strategy, and provide registration timelines, fees and cost estimates (in close collaboration with sales and marketing departments).
Determine testing required to support regulatory clearances of individual products and/or product lines in USA and Canada. Coordinate laboratory testing programs for product registrations in compliance with national/international test guidelines and standards. Organize/following up on local field regulatory studies, including review of study designs, coordinate adequate reporting, and liaising with contract research organizations, laboratories, and distributors. Follow up on registration submissions with local stakeholders and obtain official certificates.
Prepare registration applications and supporting documents
Ability to work independently and have knowledge of the entire animal nutrition portfolio of products.
Work closely with Eastman legal staff and/or contracted regulatory consulting companies.
Work closely with Eastman IT and other teams staff to understand SAP data processes and labeling systems.
Participate on AAFCO committees and communicate issues with other Eastman staff.
Coordinate submissions of GRAS or feed additive petitions when needed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and by U.S. State government agencies. Interact directly with FDA staff as needed.
Participate in advocacy and product stewardship initiatives. Provide regulatory reviews in the Eastman Product Data Management system to permit commercialization of new products in the North America region.
Represent Eastman in trade associations and subject matter consortia
Participate on the Eastman Food Defense Team; become familiar with the US FSMA requirements.
Be a solid contributor in Eastman Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) teams advising the Animal Nutrition business.
Work closely with global animal nutrition staff (business, technology and PS&RA peers), largely based in some of Eastman’s European offices. Strong candidates for this position should have many of the following skills, or be willing to be trained in these areas.
The position requires a B.S.in a science-related field with at least 5 years of experience in a position which required knowledge of feed ingredient approval, registration processes and compliance programs in the U.S. that included interactions with U.S. FDA, U.S. state agricultural agencies and/or technical/scientific/research organizations.
Knowledge of feed ingredient approval, registration procedures and compliance programs in Canada (e.g. CFIA).
Knowledge of U.S. State requirements for sales of animal feed ingredients, including labeling and registration requirements.
Knowledge or experience with emerging regulations in the North America region.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong ability to communicate technical issues effectively to a broad audience of technical and non-technical personnel is required.
Ability to provide leadership to project teams on issues related to animal nutrition topics is required. Demonstrated ability to build team consensus and work effectively and collaborative in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with Eastman distributors or customers as needed. . Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day. Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.
Animal Protection Police Officer I
Animal Protection Police Officer I Print Apply Animal Protection Police Officer I Salary $44,465.20 - $72,428.10 Annually Location FAIRFAX (EJ13), VA Job Type FT Hourly W BN Department Police Job Number 17-02655 Closing 3/23/2018 5:00 PM Eastern Pay Grade P18 Posting Type Open to General Public
Questions Job Announcement Provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community with regards to state and local animal control and game laws and ordinances. Patrols designated areas, using department vehicle. Apprehends stray animals (domestic and agricultural); rescues sick or injured wild and domestic animals. Coordinates with county health department to investigate incidents of animal bites and human exposure. Evaluates and investigates cases of alleged animal cruelty. Issues uniform summonses and testifies in court. Euthanizes animals as required. Works a varied shift schedule: Day shift: 5:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.; evening shift: 1:30 p.m.
1:00 a.m.; midnight shift: 7:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m.; Work days alternate weekly. (1st week, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 2nd week Wednesday and Thursday). Academy Training is primarily Monday – Friday 07:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. NOTE: This position requires shift and weekend work. Several positions will be filled from this announcement. Illustrative Duties (The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.) Responds to complaints and emergencies involving domestic animals and wildlife as directed by mobile display terminal, radio, or telephone; Patrols the streets for stray and/or unlicensed animals, impounds them, and takes them to the Animal Shelter; Investigates a variety of animal related cases including animal bite, animal cruelty, complaints of excessive noise caused by animals; Ascertain the facts in the animal related cases, secure evidence for the arrest, searches for and apprehends the offenders; Interviews suspects and offenders of animal related cases; Prepares reports on investigations, offenses, arrests, and activities involving domestic animals and wildlife; Performs field euthanasia of injured and sick animals as necessary by means of chemical injections or a firearm; Coordinates with State Veterinarian to provide immediate care for sick or injured animals; Prepares detailed investigative summaries for presentation in court and coordinates with prosecuting attorneys and witnesses for court testimony; Make arrests or Issues uniform summons to persons found violating animal control and protection laws and ordinances; Assists other personnel of the Police Department and those of other agencies such as the Health Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Sheriff's Office and Zoning Enforcement, with animal problems upon request. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities (The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.) Knowledge and skill in the handling and gross examination of domestic and wild animals with minimum exposure to risk of injury to self or others; Knowledge of animal welfare laws and ordinances as well as basic animal care; Knowledge of modern methods and practices of criminal investigation and identification; Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations; Knowledge of the geography of the county; Skill in the use of firearms; Ability to effectively communicate with persons of all ages and walks of life; Ability to remember names, faces, and details; Ability to comprehend and execute complex oral and written directions; Ability to exercise good judgment in stressful situations; Ability to write clear, concise, and understandable reports of investigations and other assigned activities; Ability to successfully complete chemical immobilization training and receive a certification; Good physical condition; Keen sense of observation; Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards; Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and be truthful at all times. Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education. CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license at the time of appointment. By the end of the probationary period, must possess the following:
Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services;
Certification of successful completion of a basic animal control course as approved by the Code of Virginia;
Certification in the Virginia Crime Information Network (VCIN);
Certification in firearms proficiency;
Certification in chemical immobilization and Euthanasia. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a citizen of the United States;
Must be 21 years old, or within 180 days of 21st birthday at time of application;
Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, and a physical ability test prior to appointment to the satisfaction of the employer;
Must be able to perform essential job functions (reasonable accommodation may be made on a case-by-case-basis);
Must have never committed, been involved in, or been convicted of, a felony or serious misdemeanor;
Must be of good character and reputation;
Incumbents shall not use any tobacco products on and off duty starting at the time of appointment.
The incumbent must be willing to sign a Condition of Employment Agreement acknowledging the prohibition of the use of tobacco products both on and off duty. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires ability to negotiate various terrain, sit, crouch, walk, and run in order to capture/impound animals and perform public safety work as required. Ability to obtain class A medical rating prior to appointment and pass physical requirements at academy. Ability to use issued equipment/vehicle. Ability to lift, move and carry up to 50 lbs. All duties accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate or higher degree in law enforcement, public administration or related field.
Prior law enforcement or military experience.
Prior training in animal control or animal health.
Current law enforcement officer certification in the Commonwealth.
Professional working proficiency, or higher, in a foreign language or American Sign Language (proficiency level to be evaluated). SELECTION PROCEDURE: Successful completion of all background requirements and final interview with Personnel Resource Commander or his designee. It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Animal Control Officer
Under the direction of the Field Operations Manager, the position is responsible for the apprehending and caring of animals, determining the disposition of animals, enforcing various related State and local laws and ordinances, responding to complaints concerning unwanted, escaped or other nuisance animals, and other tasks as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Animal Control Officer is the entry-level class in which incumbents receive orientation and training to perform a full range of animal control duties. Working Conditions/Environment: Be patient & tolerant of loud, fast paced environments (barking), dog waste, odor and hair. Physical exertion is required to subdue resisting and chase fleeing animals. Physical exertion is required to climb stairs and over walls with constant running, walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling, and twisting; standing or sitting for extended periods of time; Must have the capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the general public. Physical effort is required to lift/carry injured/deceased animals and equipment of 75 lbs. or more with assistance. Great mental ability is required daily. Exposed to sick and potentially dangerous animals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Serve as a representative of CCSPCA, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretions in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
Respond to calls, captures, and transports and impounds stray animals.
Interview complainant and identifies animals owners.
Establish quarantines to determine health of animals may impound seriously injured or ill animals and arrange for veterinary care.
Provide assistance to the public regarding animal control matters; Responds to inquiries and provides information regarding local animal control laws.
Pick up and transport dead animals for disposal.
Issue citations or notices of violation in the enforcement of ordinances relating to animal control.
Prepare officer’s reports and maintain files & records.
Maintain safety and security of Animal Shelter.
Protect confidential information by preventing unauthorized release, both verbal and/or writing.
- Input call information and write reports on Software System. Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of: Techniques for communicating effectively orally, and through written expression, experience providing information, such as explaining rules and regulations to the public, preferably in the handling, care and control of animals.
Read, understand, and explain applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; obtain cooperation and compliance from members of the public by working tactfully and effectively; analyze a situation and adopt a course of action; exercise tact and independent judgment in dealing with the public; speak to a wide range of people; prepare clear and concise reports; present a positive public image; develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agencies and organizations; handle sick, injured, dangerous, or dead animals and decomposing animal carcasses in a safe and humane manner; learn the physical and behavior characteristics of animals; learn breed identification; learn and recognize symptoms of rabies and other common animals diseases; learn the safe and accurate handling of animal control equipment; euthanize dangerous, sick, or unwanted animals; make simple arithmetic calculations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; safely drive a vehicle; perform other tasks as assigned; and work independently. An up to date tetanus shot record is required. California driver’s license required without major infractions on DMV record. Must be able to pass a background/ drug clearanace. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email, and other computer programs such as Shelter Buddy, Petpoint and/or animal databases. Benefits This is a Temporary Full Time Position and benefits will be offered when incumbent reaches Regular Full Time Status. $11.50/hour DOE Day shift: 8AM-5PM. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
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