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Default Lee County, FL - Animal Control Officer

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Animal Services Department
Location: 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers

EOE/At-Will/Veteran's Preference
Job #: 00528KL
Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $12.45 - $19.48 Hourly

DATE OPENED: 10/12/05

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

THE POSITION

This is a specialized technical position responsible for educating the public regarding animal care and responsibility, and enforcing the various City and County Ordinances related to Animal Control.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Incumbent is required to maintain the highest level of professional conduct and customer service while performing animal control enforcement work. Special educational and community group presentations are part of the community responsibility of this position. Must have understanding of animal control, animal protection, proper care and handling of animals, and signs of cruelty. Must maintain a working knowledge of constitutional issues associated with a government run animal control agency and shelter. Flexibility of scheduling is a requirement of this position as our officers work rotating schedules that cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Work frequently involves dealing with emotionally upset or hostile animal owners or complainants, and high levels of public contact on a daily basis in person and by phone. Work requires the handling and capture of domestic, wild and livestock animals. Must be able to work in all types of weather. Work involves recovery of injured or dead animals in various states of damage and decay. This position involves the humane euthanasia of animals on a regular basis.


TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to: Graduation from high school plus at least one year of comparable work experience. Solid animal handling experience is a plus. Work as a park ranger, high-stress customer service, code enforcement, law enforcement, or similar work history preferred. Possession of a valid Florida class "E" driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Must become certified by Florida Animal Control Association as an Animal Control Officer within 9 months of hire. Must pass certification requirements for euthanasia within six months of employment. Must maintain all required training and certifications during employment. Working conditions may expose officer to a wide range of dangers. This position requires pre-exposure vaccination against rabies to be provided by the County.


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Ability to lift up to 80 pounds without assistance, bend, stoop, lift, and crawl as necessary for the handling and transport of animals. THIS IS A CONTINUOUS ONGOING POSTING THAT WILL RUN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 10/01/05-9/02/06. POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED AS VACANCIES OCCUR. APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY FOR THESE POSITIONS EACH FISCAL YEAR.

WORK HOURS/DAY: Hours and days vary

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.lee-county.com
OR
P.O. Box 398, ATT: Human Resources
Fort Myers, FL 33902

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lee...ob&JobID=29491
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Bumping this, since the position is still on their website
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