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City of Benbrook , ATTN: Joanna King, 911 Winscott Rd. Benbrook , TX 76126

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

PART TIME POSITION

14 to 16 Hours Per Week

$15.93 hour


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Responds to citizen inquiries regarding nuisance animals, dead animal pick up, animal capture and disease information. Investigates rabies inquiries, gathers victim and owner information, captures animals for quarantine and advises on state rabies control laws. Prepares and ships rabies specimens. Captures and restrains, releases or disposes of wild animals such as skunks, bats, foxes, badgers and opossums. Manages livestock by capturing, returning, restraining or removing from premises. Enforces state, local laws and ordinances. Issues citations. Cares for animals in the shelter. Responsible for week-end feedings twice a day. Feeds, grooms, verifies health status and provides first aid as necessary. Gives tours of the animal shelter and speaks at schools and local civic organizations. Maintains the animal shelter. Cares for vehicles and related equipment. Maintains inventory in truck such as door tags and impoundment cards. Restocks as necessary. Assists with animal shelter duties such as citizen contacts, dispatching calls and cleaning the shelter and cages.


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Ability to sit, stand and drive a vehicle to and from various worksites. Employee will be exposed to extreme temperatures while patrolling and retrieving animals and maintain kennel and grounds. Employee also may work around potentially hazardous chemicals or dangerous animals while move them from or to difference areas. Ability to lift bags of materials such as dog food or animals weighing 40 to 60 pounds regularly.


REQUIRED CONTACTS

Communicates with other City employee and responds to questions from the general public regarding ordinances, animal control services or animals. Interacts with the public when citations are issued.


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Ability to read and understand manuals, state and local regulations in order to record work activities, complete required records or provide information to the public. Knowledge of the equipment necessary to restrain animals such as catch poles, trucks and various traps and cages. Skill in math in order to compute and maintain various records and measure chemicals. Ability to develop correspondence with other state and local agencies. Ability to maintain records.



MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION

High School diploma or equivalent; Texas Vehicle Operators License; experience preferred.
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