Animal Treatment Investigator Job Description Sample
Animal Health Investigator
The Job Benefits Supplemental Questions
FUTURE SALARY INCREASE
3% Effective July 21, 2018
The Department of Public Health, Animal Care & Control Division is recruiting for Animal Health Investigators who perform a variety of inspection and investigative functions in support of the County's animal regulation program. Duties include: inspecting commercial establishments to determine whether animals are cared for in accordance with laws and regulations; conducting investigations of aggressive animal behavior, nuisance complaints, and reports of inhumane treatment of animals, improper shelter or sanitation; obtaining documents and other evidence, interviewing witnesses and other affected parties; writing reports and preparing cases for review by the District Attorney or other enforcement body; appearing in court to give evidence concerning violations of Federal, State and County codes and ordinances; and making both written and oral presentations to hearing bodies for the purpose of providing information, explaining regulations and representing the department.
For more detailed information, refer to the Animal Health Investigator job description.
Excellent Benefits Package Includes:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Travel/License: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance are required and must be maintained throughout employment.
Background Investigation: Prior to appointment, applicants must pass a background investigation.
Physical: Must be able to lift and restrain small to very large animals, both domestic and wild, which may weigh up to 100 pounds. May climb, crawl or squat during field investigations and while providing assistance in the field to animal control officers.
Euthanasia: Must be able to perform euthanasia of sick, injured or unadopted impounded animals. May be exposed to euthanasia and animal tranquilizer drugs.
Environmental: Will be exposed to cleaning and disinfectant chemicals at commercial facilities and animal control shelters.
Training: Within one (1) year of hire, must complete the following training courses: a) Euthanasia, and b) Arrest and Firearms (Penal Code 832), which includes a physical agility test component.
Weather: Incumbents must be able to perform duties in inclement weather.
Experience: Applicants must meet one (1) of the following options.
Option 1: Two (2) years (within the last 5 years) of journey level experience enforcing animal related regulations as an Animal Control Officer in a public or private agency. Note: Experience as an Animal Control Officer Trainee is not considered qualifying experience, and must be listed separate from journey-level experience in the work history of the Application.
Substitution: Possession of a valid Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification issued by the State of California may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Note: If applying under this substitution, indicate registration number on the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Option 2: Two (2) years (within the last 5 years) of experience as a patrol officer in a public sector law enforcement agency. Note: Experience as a security guard/officer is not considered qualifying experience.
http://cms.sbcounty.gov/hr/EmploymentClassification/ApplicantInformation.aspxThere will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of highly qualified applications are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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Animal Control Investigator
Under immediate supervision of the Deputy Director; supports and promotes the Detroit Animal Care and Control Mission; performs investigations pertaining to animal bites and ordinance violations, assists in documenting evidence to produce warrants, participates with City Prosecutors in preparing cases, ensures compliance with legal procedure in enforcement of ordinances and seizing of property and animals.
Examples of Duties
Enforces City of Detroit animal control ordinances (Chapter 6 of City Ordinances).
Investigates violations of city ordinance from the Detroit Police Department, United States Postal Service, Mayor's office, citizens and visitors of Detroit.
Ensures best practices are followed regarding seizure of animals, evidence collection, and documentation.
Assists in determining the basic health and living conditions as pertaining to city ordinance and documenting observations.
Keeps complete records of ongoing cases, closed cases, and documents situations per DACC policy.
Ensures vehicles and equipment is properly disinfected according to standard operating procedure.
Administers first aid care to animals as needed, as trained by DACC.
Writes tickets and citations and explains fees associated with licensing and fines.
Provide citizens with resources and education about proper animal care, husbandry, relevant city ordinances and state laws.
Operates a variety of communications equipment including two-way radios, multi-line phone systems, iPad/tablet computers, and computers.
Holds humane euthanasia practices to the highest standard, ensuring the implementation of procedures that are timely and end suffering for quality of life and medical by highly trained and compassionate teams
Maintains cleanliness and reports equipment damage.
Completes additional tasks necessary to provide care to animals and ensure Animal Care and Control facility and equipment in a state of good repair.
High School graduation or GED. Additional training and certification such as NACHO, Code 3, NACA, University of Missouri, or criminology background preferred.
Two years experience as an Animal Control Officer or three years in management in an animal related field. One year experience in caring for animals.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a Certified Animal Control Officer by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, having completed and submitted 100 hours of training.
Certified by a Michigan State Licensed Veterinarian to perform euthanasia by injection.
Valid State of Michigan Operator License required.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in both an office and kennel area. While performing kennel-related duties, the employee is frequently required to lift up to 40 lbs. without assistance, restrain or control aggressive animals, sit, stand, walk, run, and move freely. The noise level may be quiet or very loud. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the employee may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals, animals, and situations in the course of performing duties.
1.Training & Experience - (20%) maximum
2.Oral Appraisal & Evaluation of (80%) maximum
4.Military Service: 1-15 Points.
5.Domicile Credit: 15 Points.
Animal Control Officer I, (B177610-8), R29, Animal Care Facility
Performs routine rabies control, prevention work, and impounds animals; retrieves stray and uncontrolled animals; canvasses assigned area to locate animals in violation of licensing laws; conducts rabies disease investigations, surveillance and enforcement; as well as, health education and prevention on zoonotic and vector disease; may conduct advanced animal control procedures and serves to improve pet responsibilities and reduces neglect and cruelty. Will also provide animal care facility operations including pet care, infection control, clinical care, vaccinations, feeding and euthanasia if appropriate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of current zoonotic diseases.
Knowledge of the laws and ordinances pertaining to animal control and humane treatment of animals.
Knowledge in the use of animal control equipment and protective devices.
Knowledge in Epidemiology and surveillance methodology for disease prevention.
Knowledge of animal services, including pet responsibility, pound operations, and vector control.
Must have computer knowledge skills.
Ability to enforce local, state, and federal laws governing animal control and zoonosis.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working around moving objects or vehicles, and traveling by car 95% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and office equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Takes reports and conducts investigations of animal or vector exposure seven days per week on a rotating shift.
Conducts rabies and prevention vaccination events and promotes health promotion for disease control.
Patrols area by driving truck to locate, identify, capture, transport, and impound unlicensed, stray, disowned, and uncontrolled animals.
Completes accurate timely reports and records regarding animal captures, detainment, and quarantines as assessed for rabies/vector diseases.
Investigates any animal control report, conducts surveillance of "Dog Bite Reports" and conducts inspections; records where and when incidents took place, describes the animal or vector, records address and name of victim; searches and locates animals; performs follow-up activities on dogs in a 10-day observation period; maintains accurate and complete records of the same.
Assists in facilitation of prevention measures against animal, vector, and other zoonotic exposures.
Enforces the City ordinance to prevent possible rabies outbreak in the community; issues citations for dogs at large; issues tickets for unvaccinated dogs and conducts investigations on animal exposures.
Responds and inspects calls from the public regarding animals that directly affect their way of life; investigates complaints related to animals in violation of City ordinances.
Assists with capture of hazardous, dangerous, or wild animals.
Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with the public; projects a positive and professional image of the animal control service.
Inspects and examines dog licenses or any other animal certification for validity of prevention measures and issues citations or summons to the owner whose animals are in violation of the same.
Conducts surveys to assure appropriate vaccination for dog and cats.
Assists local, regional, and state veterinarians in rabies testing; inspects and prepares specimens and remains for packaging and shipments to the Texas Department of Health laboratory in Austin for rabies analysis and other appropriate testing.
Assists law enforcement personnel in removing confiscated and uncontrolled dogs from residences that are considered dangerous.
Prepares and maintains daily records, investigation and surveillance files; assists in performing dispatching and related office duties.
Appears in court hearings, discussions, conferences, and jury trials as necessary to assure appropriate compliance of City codes and ordinances.
Assist in direct impoundments procedures, including kennel support, feeding, and euthanasia, clinics, adoption and foster care services.
Conducts meticulous reporting and documents activities.
Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
At least one (1) year of experience working with animals (preferably in zoonosis disease control and municipal animal control and impoundment).
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Basic Animal Control Certification must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.
Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire.
Valid Texas Driver License*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to a contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
Animal Care Aide
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Under direct supervision, performs daily health monitoring, clinical care, surgical support and enrichment for laboratory animals.
Must be able to lift 20 to 25 lbs. Must be able to work staggered shift schedule, overtime, weekends and holidays as required.
Must be able to read, write and comprehend English in order to read signage and to read and update animal health records. Work space may be small, non-private, and close to other work stations where noise level can be high.
Performs daily rounds under the direct supervision of the clinical veterinarians or Animal Health Techincian, Leads to triage new animal health reports and monitor ongoing clinical cases. Communicates with veterinary staff and laboratory personnel to notify and update regarding the status of clinical cases. Performs physical examinations and treatments as deemed necessary by the clinical veterinarians;
Assists the clinical veterinarians or other qualified individuals with surgical procedures. Prepares sterile instrument packs and prepares surgical suite animals for asceptic surgery. Under the direction of the clinical veterinarians, AHT Sr or Lead, administers anesthetic agents, intravenous fluids and monitors anesthesia and post surgical recovery;
Ensures that environmental and social enrichment is provided to the laboratory animals.
Dispenses non-controlled drugs and supplies from the CCM pharmacy to laboratory personnel. Performs periodic inventories of drugs, supplies, assay kits and instruments. Prepares and submits animals or specimens (blood, tissue, feces) for testing at diagnostic laboratories as determined necessary by the clinical veterinarians;
Maintains and monitors various reports and records including animal health records, activity reports and enrichment logs. Participates in the training of animal care staff, laboratory personnel and interns in proper animal restraint, barrier technique and asepsis;
Remains current with all regulations pertaining to laboratory animals including the Guide, Animal Welfare Act, etc. Participates in various staff meetings, staff training and continuing professional education. Becomes familiar with relevant Animal Study Protocols and meets with investigators and laboratory personnel to discuss research needs and animal health concerns;
Performs other duties as assigned.
One year of experience as a veterinary assistant or technician in a veterinary medical facility, research facility or diagnostic laboratory or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience where the required knowledge, skills and abilities are acquired.
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Animal Care Tech 4
Animal Care Tech 4
Req ID #: 34102
Location: New Haven, CT, US, 06510
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.
Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
Cares for the animals used in research and development studies. Performs duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technician or maintaining inventory and animal identification records.
Performs cleaning/sanitation of animal facility and equipment. Responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals. May partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care and monitoring of animal studies.
Your primary role, perform all aspects of animal study work and will include some husbandry required to maintain the highest standard of animal health and care. The technician 4 will execute technical and husbandry tasks including basic animal checks, animal holding room checks, cage change activities, cleaning and sanitization of animal holding rooms, support of the enrichment and general animal health programs, and assistance in the monitoring of environmental conditions of critical support spaces; all according to company SOP's and IACUC Guidelines.
The Technician will provide critical study support including dosing via IV, IP, PO and SQ; perform body weight and necrospy. The technician may be required to supplement the animal care staff in cleaning and sanitizing other Vivarium spaces as needed, including workrooms, corridors, receiving room, feed and bedding and other storage space, as well as replenish supplies and help maintain inventory.
The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician IV position.
Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of three years directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as RLAT. Attainment of LATg within 18 months of hire.
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About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
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Animal Health Technician - Extra-Help
The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking a qualified individual to fill an intermittent, extra-help Animal Health Technician position at the Sonoma County Animal Shelter.
As an Animal Health Technician, you will assist veterinarians with the provision of healthcare to animals. Duties include:
Administering daily treatments, medications, and vaccines
Assisting with surgeries
Performing humane euthanasia
Assessing temperament of animals
Implementing behavioral modification plans as directed by the shelter supervisor
Assisting in the maintenance of sanitary kennels and shelter facilities
Leading the work of volunteers
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience working as an Animal Health Technician
- A Registered Veterinary Technician license (formerly known as an Animal Health Technician Certificate) issued by the Veterinary Medical Board
- A Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP)
Please Note: This position requires the ability to work flexible hours; which may include weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts.
About the Sonoma County Animal Shelter
The Animal Shelter is committed to serving the public in the care and well-being of animals, both domestic and livestock, throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Town of Windsor. The Shelter offers diverse services such as finding homes for adoptable animals, providing shelter for stray animals, offering assistance to owners and finders of lost animals, providing limited veterinary care, and maintaining pet licensing. In addition, the Shelter sponsors various community education and outreach programs throughout the year. The Shelter's field services include rescue and care of injured or distressed animals, rabies control, investigation of reports of animal abuse and neglect, and the enforcement of animal regulation laws and ordinances.
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Education and experience: Any combination of education and experience which would provide for the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of experience performing paramedical tasks in a veterinary office or animal shelter or possession of a valid Animal Health Technician Certificate issued by the California State Board of Examiners would provide the knowledge and abilities.
License: Possession of an Animal Health Technician Certificate is highly desirable. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Completion of P.O.S.T. course work and certification in the use of firearms and exercising powers of arrest as specified in Penal Code 830.9 may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: methods, techniques, and medication and pharmaceuticals used in the care and treatment of animals; physical and behavioral characteristics of common domestic animals and livestock and characteristics of common diseases.
Ability to: learn State laws and County ordinances relating to the care, treatment, and impounding of animals; handle animals properly and perform the work in a humane manner; willingness to conduct euthanasia of animals by direct injection; recognize symptoms of rabies and other common diseases of animals; properly and legibly complete necessary forms; work tactfully and effectively with co-workers, staff of other agencies working with animals, and the general public.
& SOME HELPFUL TIPS WHEN APPLYING
Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.
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Animal Control Officer I
Entry-level classification whereby employees are being trained to become Animal Control Officers. Enforces local ordinances and state laws pertaining to the control and management of animals; provide protection of human life and property; and raise public awareness of responsible pet ownership. This position reports to the Field Operations Manager or designated person and works with co-workers, governmental and public safety agencies, other animal shelters, veterinarians, other animal shelters, rescue groups, animal owners and the general public.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Investigate and gather information in animal related complaints and perform accurate data entry into animal tracking system.
Receive stray, roaming, trapped and relinquished animals; humane capture and handling of animals; ensure all impounded animals are scanned for owner identifiers. Investigate animal bites, check for current rabies vaccination and impound unvaccinated biting animals.
Follow quarantine procedures and determine accurate quarantine period; delivery of potentially infected animals for testing. Issue warnings or citations for violations of state law and local ordinances and prepare reports for presentation of evidence in court. Delivers, sets, retrieve and impound animals in traps.
Educate the public on state laws, local ordinances and responsible pet ownership.
Vaccinate all animals on intake and documents medications used and treatment given to each animal.
Under direction of the staff veterinarian, administers first aid treatment to injured animals, and/or transportation of animals to veterinary hospitals for medical emergencies or to laboratories for testing. Humane euthanization and documentation of sick, injured, diseased animals and pick up and disposal of dead animals on city streets.
Performs other related work as required and may on an occasional and temporary basis be assigned duties normally performed by other employees. Works on-call, rotating shifts, nights, holidays, and weekends on a rotational basis, and may work irregular duty assignments. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment. Maintains cleanliness and scheduled service of assigned vehicle.
Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.
Experience: No experience required. Incumbent will be trained to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Ability to learn applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to obtain euthanasia certification within first year of employment.
Ability to pass NACA level I.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills, customer service skills.
Certification: Euthanasia certification required within first year of employment.
Licensing: Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment." This position requires driving a county vehichle
Depending upon area of assignment:
Positions in this class typically require: walking, running, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed primarily outside.
Heavy Work: Exerting more than 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 70 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Frequent lifting of objects less than 100 pounds is required. Occasional lifting of objects more than 100 pounds is required.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
Animal Services Officer I
Responsible for the protection of the public from zoonotic diseases and animal bites, as well as investigate nuisances caused by animals. Responsible for enforcing animal related city ordinances and state laws throughout the community and providing care for animals and assistance to customers at the animal shelter.
Essential Job FunctionsInspect and issue permits to animal care facilities and stores, enforce animal related city ordinances and state laws regarding rabies control and animal cruelty.Respond to citizen requests concerning stray animals, nuisances or other animal issues.Apprehend stray animals and impounding lost and injured animal.Investigation and inspection of animal nuisances including bites and animal cruelty and issue citations and notices to owners for the mistreatment of animals.Enforce animal related city ordinances and state laws regarding rabies control, animal registration, animal cruelty and animal care inclusive of inspection of various facilities.Assist in the daily care of impounded animals, including feeding, cleaning, and providing hygienic conditions.Assist Veterinarian with animal evaluations, treatment and preparation.Perform procedures such as drawing blood and administering animal injections which includes: humane euthanasia and performing basic health tests.Assist citizens in recovery or adoption of animals in shelter.Preparation of reports and other pertinent documentation.
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
- 1 year in service related work
- 60 college credits or;
- 3 years of Active Duty military
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word)
Ability to prioritize and manage work load
Ability to work under moderate stress
Basic understanding of animal welfare
Basic writing ability/skills
Ability to work independently or in a team
Licenses & CertificationsValid Class C Texas driver's license Department of State Health Services Basic Euthanasia Certification or ability to obtain within 4 months of hire Basic Animal Services Officer or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire Physical Tasks & Working ConditionsThe incumbent works in an outdoor environment responding to calls for service in the field. Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Minimal shelter work required. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. Frequent interaction with dangerous animals.CompetenciesAdaptability/Flexibility Communication Customer Service Dependability Managing Conflict Productivity Teamwork Minimum Education & Work Experience High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Up to and including 1 year of work experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Animal Services Officer - Non-Merit
Benefits Supplemental Questions
Regular Schedule: 39 hours per week
This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
A Non-Merit vacancy exists in Prevention, Protection & Preparedness/Animal Services, Department of Health and Human Services.
Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.
Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.
All interested candidates must apply at this time.
List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.
Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.
A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.
You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.
Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Examples of Duties:Under general supervision, investigates complaints, inspects facilities, and enforces laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal protection. Performs duties in the receipt, care, custody, and disposition of animals, and the operation and maintenance of animal shelter facilities.
Operates an animal services vehicle. Impounds stray animals and transports them to shelter facilities.
Assists with aggressive, sick, injured or dead domestic pets and wildlife. Impounds and returns community cats as part of the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.
Enforces animal laws and issues citations. Receives, responds to, and investigates complaints and inquiries regarding animal services. Responds to emergency calls during scheduled on-call shifts.
Investigates reports of animal cruelty, animal bites, nuisance and/or dangerous animals and other suspected violations of animal laws. This includes the removal of dangerous animals or those who are victims of animal neglect/cruelty. Testifies in court and at hearings.
Inspects kennels, grooming parlors, pet shops and other animal care facilities. Provides general information, instruction, education, and assistance to the public regarding animal programs, services, and operations.
Completes thorough inspection reports and enters data into computer. Maintains vehicles and assigned equipment.
Feeds, waters and grooms animals. Provides socialization and enrichment to sheltered animals. Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains kennels, grounds, shelter equipment, and shelter facilities.
Assists veterinarians in the examination and treatment of animals. Administers minor medical treatments to animals.
Euthanizes animals. Prepares and delivers rabies lab specimens.
Processes adoptions and redemption of animals. Answers telephone calls and in-person requests for information regarding shelter operations. Receives, directs, and escorts visitors through the shelter.
Keeps records of adoptions, redemptions, impoundments and euthanasia. Enters data into computer. Collects fees.
Provides information to the public about adoption, animal laws and licensing. Informs pet owners about available low-cost veterinary services including rabies vaccination, microchipping and spay/neuter.
Shares with citizens the details and importance of Animal Services' programs including foster, volunteer, TNR and rabies prevention. This includes off-site events and community outreach.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIES
Performs other related duties as required.
(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent
at least two years' experience in providing animal care in a shelter, veterinary hospital or other equivalent animal care/control organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)
Ability to learn and enforce laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal protection and care. Ability to acquire knowledge of the principles and practices of humane animal care. Ability to learn how to investigate and resolve complaints.
Skill in the care and treatment of animals.
Skill in handling and transporting of animals.
Skill in the use of computers and application software.
Ability to read and understand maps, operate GPS equipment and portable radios. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to complete and maintain files, records, and forms.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
Knowledge of County and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal protection and care. Knowledge of the principles and practices of humane animal care and protection.
Skill in enforcing laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal protection and care. Skill in the care and protection of animals.
Skill in investigating and resolving complaints. Skill in handling and transporting animals.
Skill in administering minor medical procedures and euthanasia.
Skill in communicating with the public, co-workers, and with members of other agencies. Skill in producing clear and concise written reports, citations and case summaries. Skill in completing and maintaining files, records, and forms.
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)
Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Animal Services Officer - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.
Conditions of Employment:Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails the performance of heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, lifting and carrying heavy animals and objects, and the operation of vehicles and equipment. Work requires exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as rabid animals, adverse weather, traffic, and cleaning supplies.
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.
Animal Care Technologist - Division Of Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM is also obligated to ensure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities of all sites are integral to the animal care and use program. All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius on each of the two campuses either and house in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Animal Care Technologist in the Comparative Pathology unit of DLAM the primary technician responsible for executing the DLAM sentinel and quarantine animal health monitoring programs, diagnostic testing, and research pathology services and provides additional support for other DLAM services as needed.
- Associates Degree in Veterinary Sciences and 2-5 years Veterinary Technician or laboratory animal medicine experience, AALAS certifications recommended and technician will be required to achieve Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification within 3 years of employment.
The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, and/or Certified Veterinary Technician and 1-3 years of experience in related field with some level of AALAS certification, excellent writing skills, comfortable using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with investigative staff, and communicate animal health issues, compliance issues, training, facility issues, etc. in a professional collegial manner with members of the investigative and DLAM staff.
This individual would work effectively in a variety of situations; demonstrate good work habits; and show flexibility and initiative.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Friday - between 7:30 am and 5 pm
40 hours per week, flexible Occasional Weekends, Holidays and evening including on-call responsibilities.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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