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Animal Control Specialist II - Field Operations

at City of Baytown, TX

Pay: $20.25 to $25.31/hour
Salary : $20.25 - $25.31 Hourly
Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2535657
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Job Title:Animal Control Specialist II - Field Operations
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 09/27/19 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary:$20.25 - $25.31 Hourly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Animal Control, 705 N Robert Lanier Baytown, Texas
Department:Health
 
Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay approximately 25 miles from Downtown Houston. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.

Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for a qualified candidate who shares our values to join our team in the role of Animal Control Specialist II - Field Operations.

The Animal Control Specialist II - Field Operations promotes public safety by enforcement of state laws and local ordinances dealing with rabies control, cruelty to animals, and health code standards.  At times will oversee the activities of other Animal Control Officers.  Performs other related work as required.
 Duties:
Field Operation Duties:
 
Supervises field operations; trains, coaches and mentors animal control officers assigned to the field. Operates City animal control vehicles safely and obeys State laws and City policies during the performance of duties.  Operates two-way radio systems using correct codes and signals.  Operates patrol vehicle within City limits to impound animals roaming at-large, or injured animals involved in bites or scratches.  Responds to animal complaints, removes wild animals from residences, and enforces applicable City of Baytown ordinances and regulations.  Removes deceased animals from residential areas, and roadways according to department protocol.  Educates citizens regarding compliance with animal laws, ordinances, and quarantine requirements.  Maintains daily work sheets regarding impounded, deceased, and wild animals.  Represents Local Rabies Control Authority to enforce State rabies laws and City licensing requirements.  Issues citations or written warnings.  Completes and processes citizen complaints regarding violations.  Represents the City in Municipal or County Court regarding citations issued for violations of animal regulations.  Euthanizes animals that are high-risk, rabid, critically injured, or sick animals impounded in the field.  Transfers dead animals to landfill and unloads.  Performs minor repairs and maintenance to a variety of equipment.

Administration Operation Duties:
 
Responsible for immediate supervision of Animal Control Officers in the absence of the Animal Control Manager.  Assists citizens with paperwork necessary to complete transactions for adoptions, redemptions, sterilization program, licensing programs, donations, and trap issuance.  Collects fees, prepares daily reports, and prepares cash deposits as required.  Enters data necessary for tracking complaints, animals, Local Rabies Control Authority (LRCA) reports, etc. into computer data base.  Files citations and warrants as required with Municipal Court, Police, or other agencies.  Assists with off-site events such as spay/neuter clinics, adoption fairs, etc.  Provides adoption counseling to prospective pet owners.  Responds to phone calls and walk-in customers in a high-volume environment. 

Kennel Operation Duties:
 
Maintains proper sanitation according to department standards by cleaning animal cages, walls, windows, and flooring.  Sanitizes as required.  Shows adoptable animals for potential adoptions.  Observes animals and reports any signs of illness, distress, or safety issues.  Ensures all animals have adequate food and water by replenishing supplies.  Ensures all adoptable animals are properly identified with tags, collars, and correct cage cards.  Keeps outside exercise areas free of solid waste.  Operates washers and dryers to clean laundry.  Exercises animals by taking them to exercise areas.  Reconciles animals and updates paperwork and computer system to reflect changes.  Euthanizes animals as required.  Prepares rabies specimens and forwards to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for testing.  Provides humane treatment to all animals.

 Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED:
 
  1. High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  2.  Three years of animal control field experience
  3. 12 months supervisory experience (may be in combination with above);
  4. Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record;
  5. Basic State Certification in Animal Control
  6. State Certification in Euthanasia
 
 
PREFERRED:
  1. Bilingual
  2. B.S. or B.A. degree with at least 30 semester hours in basic science, natural science or any combination thereof

 Additional Information:
Ability to exercise good public relations skills.  Knowledge of animal diseases.  Ability to handle animals without harm to them, others, or self.  Ability to properly prepare lab specimens.  Ability to use proper euthanization techniques.  Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public.  Knowledge of planning, management, and organizational skills. Ability to supervise and monitor Animal Services field and shelter operations.

The City of Baytown is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.