POSITION TITLE: Animal Control Officer DEPARTMENT: Animal Control
POSITION CODE: 18-900 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: Animal Control Manager POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.
BLS COMPARABLE: 33.9011, Animal Control Workers
39.2021, Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,
and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: Safeguard the public by limiting unwanted animal population and promoting responsible pet ownership.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and six (6) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Oklahoma Animal Control Academy (within 24 months)
Maintain 16 hours of Continuing Education after completing
Academy (per year).
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Specialized – Knowledge of city streets, animal care, and animal capture techniques.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to use an animal snare, snake tongs, traps, tranquilizer gun, and shot gun.
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Good communications and public relations abilities.
Basic typing and computer application skills.
Ability to assist and support others.
Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Heavy Employee lifts/carries 100 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day). Heavy physical activity required performing somewhat strenuous daily activities. Frequent standing, over the head lifting, twisting, climbing, and balancing required.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively customers.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Overtime and on call as required.
Other–Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.
WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for example, sun, wind, snow, ice, rain, etc.)
Noise level: Loud. Hearing protection as required.
Other work conditions: Exposure to biting animals.
Exposure to poison ivy.
Exposure to bio-chemicals.
4-6 years related work experience.
7+ years related work experience.
Completion of additional coursework.
Associate's degree or equivalent in related field.
Ability to fill in for Animal Control Manager for short periods.
Ability to fill in for Animal Control Manager for extended periods.
Basic Word and Excel skills.
Intermediate Word and Excel skills.
Knowledge of safety as applies to job.
Valid CPR certification.
Euthanasia Technician Certification
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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.
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