Animal Control Officer

Temple, TX, USA Req #694
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Investigates and takes appropriate enforcement action for violations of city-wide animal cruelty laws and animal regulatory laws.  Ensures safety of both citizens and animal welfare regarding animal control. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responds to citizen calls (about 20 per day with full staffing) to perform the following: picks up strays, removes and disposes of deceased animals including domestic and wild animals, livestock and snakes (venomous)
  • Responds to fire or police emergencies if animals present
  • Interacts with agitated and injured animals involved in stressful situations
  • Enforces animal control ordinances, investigate bites, informs citizens of laws, issues citations for non-compliance and appears in court on behalf of the City
  • Answers and dispatches activities for Animal Services and prepares reports accordingly
  • Scrubs, disinfects, and dries the kennel area
  • Supplies animals with fresh food, clean water, and clean bedding
  • Performs custodial duties to maintain the general cleanliness of the facility and grounds
  • Assists in preparing animals for euthanasia and in properly disposing of remains
  • Prepares specimens for rabies submission samples 
  • Accepts, receives, and / or collects payments
  • Assists customers daily at the shelter with intakes, reclaims, and adoptions
  • Maintains status of compliance with adopted and reclaimed animals
  • Participates in monthly on-call rotation (Monday 5pm to the following Monday 8am) - receives standby pay
  • Organizes and directs volunteers as assigned  
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • One (1) year of experience working with animals in an animal hospital, shelter, or related animal facility
  • Knowledge of procedures used in the humane care, feeding, handling and restraining of animals 
  • Able to maintain certifications by completing CEU’s as required 
  • Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccine or current titer completed within 6 months of employment
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Requirements
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Obtain Animal Control Officer Certification within one year 
  • Obtain Certified Euthanasia Technician training within 120 days after hire 
Thank you for your interest in the position.  Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family General Regular
  • Job Function 15 - Other
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $18.29
Location on Google Maps
  • Temple, TX, USA