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Default Placer County, CA - Animal Control Officer I

Animal Control Officer I
Open Recruitment
Permanent & Extra Help
$2,622 - $3,187 Monthly (26 Pay Periods) plus Excellent Benefits
$15.13 Hourly for Extra Help

Placer County Animal Services serves the citizens and animals of Placer County through active animal care and control programs, including rabies prevention, enforcement of the County’s Animal Control Ordinance, and enforcement of the State’s Humane Laws that protect animals from neglect and cruelty. Duties assigned to Placer County Animal Control Officers include, but are not limited to, patrolling designated geographical areas to enforce animal regulations, laws, and ordinances; administering first aid or minor treatments to animals; picking up and transporting sick, injured, or dead animals; using tranquilizer guns, shotguns, rifles, side arms, and other related equipment to control or destroy dangerous and/or injured animals; performing euthanasia and/or chemical restraint procedures to ensure safe and humane treatment.

The current openings are extra-help/temporary positions. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will also be used to fill permanent vacancies as they occur. Please read this job announcement carefully. In order to be considered for the position of Animal Control Officer I, you must complete and submit the County application form and supplemental questionnaire to the Personnel Department.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT A SUPPLEMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Final Filing Date
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT (MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME).

To obtain Application Materials you may download them, visit the Personnel Department during regular office hours or submit a request either by e-mail (personnl@placer.ca.gov) or voicemail on the job line (530) 889-4070 - please include your name, address and job title.

Description
Provide public protection in regards to rabid animals and suspected rabid animals; explain and enforce laws and ordinances pertaining to the treatment and control of large and small animals; feed and care for injured and impounded animals; respond to animal emergencies; and educate the public on animal care.

Minimum Qualifications
It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS listed below.

Experience: No experience is required. Experience in the care and handling of domestic, farm and/or ranch animals is preferred.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
License or Certificate: Possession of a certificate showing successful completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic course, the P.O.S.T. training requirements for Penal Code 832, Module A, Firearms Training or P.O.S.T. equivalent training course. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

For more information on P.O.S.T. please visit California Peace Officer Standards & Training website.

Special Requirements
Prior to appointment as an Animal Control Officer I, candidates offered employment must complete a background investigation and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations.

Application Processing
Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS. All applications will be rated and processed within 60 days from the date the applications is submitted, or sooner, depending on department vacancies. Failure to complete and submit your supplemental questionnaire with your application form will result in your being ineligible to continue in the examination process and will delay your name being placed on the eligible list.

Examination Process
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE RATING - 100%
Based upon responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine the applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by U.S. Mail. Please notify the Personnel Department of any address change for all applications submitted.

Knowledge of
Feeding and care of animals. Basic mathematics. English language skills.

Ability to
Learn to care for and control animals in a safe manner, including livestock, so as to avoid injury to persons and animals. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of animal control operations; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; continuously observe for animal violations; problem solve field situations; and explain animal control related laws to public. Learn the provisions of State and County laws and regulations relating to animal control and licensing; assist other Animal Control Officers in their enforcement activities. Learn to recognize symptoms of rabies and animal diseases; learn the techniques involved in restraining and isolating animals suspected of having bitten individuals or of having rabies. Learn the methods involved in feeding and caring for impounded animals. Learn to safely operate small firearms. Properly measure drugs into hypodermic syringes for chemical restraint and euthanasia; perform euthanasia in the most humane manner possible. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work effectively in stressful situations; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Read and comprehend the laws and regulations pertaining to animal control. Prepare and maintain accurate records and forms. Work shifts, standby, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in vehicle; walk and stand during field activities; bend, squat, kneel or twist while working in field or kennel operations; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift very heavy weight.

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All new permanent employees, with the exception of law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

Benefit Package
Placer County values its employees and offers permanent employees an excellent benefit package including generous contributions to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); health, dental, vision, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance programs; 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days and vacation accrual starting at 10 days per year. Employees also have access to an employee assistance program, 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans. Additional compensation incentives, including supplemental compensation and administrative leave, are also available for certain management classifications.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer. All hiring and employment decisions will be made without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer), age (over 40), or marital status. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

http://www.placer.ca.gov/personnel/c-05-acoi.htm
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