The on-call Animal Services Officer will be utilized to augment the full-time Animal Control Officer
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
This position receives direct supervision from the Village Officer Administrator and Village Services Council Liaison. This position does not supervise any other position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs animal control services
Patrols in Village vehicle to detect stray, loose, unlicensed, sick, injured and dead animals and to identify violations of animal control ordinances.
Responds to complaints and calls for assistance from the general public by locating and impounding stray, loose, unlicensed, sick, injured and dead animals.
Sets traps when required to capture animals.
Impounds and releases animals from the shelter in accordance with prescribed procedures.
Disposes of dead animals.
Investigates reports of animal bites to detect possibility of rabies or other health problems.
Issues citations for violations of animal control ordinances.
Destroys animals in the field as necessary.
Completes simple narrative and statistical reports of standard formats pertaining to animal services. Enters all contacts into software for tracking.
Insures rabies vaccinations of animals are current.
Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards/policies.
Ensures all behaviors comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
High School graduate, OR
Have passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating a high school graduation level * Must be capable of performing all essential job functions.
Must possess and maintain valid, current Texas driver license with acceptable driving record.
Must be on-call for nights, weekends, and holidays as required. When full-time ACO is attending training, or on Vacation
Must be able to operate machinery, tools, and equipment.
Must possess the vision, hearing, ability and dexterity necessary to operate motorized vehicles, equipment, tools and power tools; frequently required to stand, smell, talk, hear, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance; lift up to 75 lbs., move by pulling, pushing, rolling objects exceeding 75 lbs.
Must be able to perform tasks, primarily in outdoor environment in extreme weather conditions.
Must pass a background check, physical examination, and drug screen.
Perform duties under minimal supervision. Demonstrate effective communication of ideas both verbally and in written form using the English language. Type and operate a computer. Sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, kneel, reach, push, pull, drag, and/or lift items, listen in person and over the telephone, communicate orally and use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate equipment. Pay strong attention to detail. Effectively interact with coworkers to accomplish work. Work in a stressful environment and get along with the public and co-workers. Show independence and autonomy. Make quick and sound decisions in stressful situations. Effectively meet deadlines. Maintain licenses and certifications. Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. Understand and follow the Village Departmental policies, rules and regulations and carry out oral and written instructions.