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Animal Control Officer, City of Atlantic Beach

Category: Miscellaneous
Status: Open
Must be able to work variable shifts to include some evenings and weekends.
Salary: Starting pay of $12.94/hr; $26,915/yr. + benefits
Closing: August 17, 2016 5:00 PM

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs responsible work apprehending and retaining stray and unlicensed dogs, cats and other animals; protects the public by enforcing applicable animal control laws and ordinances; issues citations and prepares reports on violations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Police Commander and performance is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through discussions, reports, and results obtained. Respond to calls and investigate complaints concerning stray, vicious, sick or injured animals; conduct routine patrol of City, including the beach, for strays and other animals in violation of applicable animal control laws and ordinances; issue citations to owners in violation of animal control regulations; prepare reports needed for legal action; keep all records; take into custody and impound stray and mistreated animals and animals held for evidence; file dog bite reports and contact owners; prepare animal traps for strays and nuisance wildlife; relocate wildlife; return animals to owners; keep animal holding facility clean, feed impounded animals and prepare forms for each time an animal is impounded; responsible for adoption of abandoned animals; responsible for recording and updating lost and found records; clean truck and report necessary maintenance work; respond to emergency calls after hours; responsible for obtaining and disseminating educational information to animal owners and giving slide presentations to interested groups; testify in court and before the Code Enforcement Board on animal control issues and cases; may be responsible for training other animal control officers; attend meetings as required; attend continuing education to sharpen job related skills; maintain on-going knowledge of policies, procedures, laws and ordinances; perform crossing guard duties when required; perform all other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of pertinent animal control laws, regulations and ordinances; knowledge of the geography of the City; knowledge of work hazards; knowledge of the control and handling of dogs and other animals; ability to solve problems within the scope of responsibilities; ability to recognize rabies symptoms and some knowledge of the methods and procedures to be followed; ability to care for and have compassion for animals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and employees and to deal with the public in a courteous and pleasant manner.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Experience in animal handling with one (1) year experience in dealing with animals as an Animal Control Aide or equivalent preferred. Licenses: Valid Florida Drivers License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR); must have or be able to obtain certification from the Animal Control Association within one year from date of hire (City will provide training.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application and abstain from the use of tobacco or tobacco products during employment with the City.

Application info here: http://www.coab.us/index.aspx?nid=189
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