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JOB POSTING: SCOTTSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Posted: Monday May 20, 2013
Removal: Friday May 31, 2013
Position: Animal Control Technician
Under general oversight of the Major and Chief, the employee enforces the City ordinance regulating the maintenance of animals. Work involves performing specialized office assistance, clerical duties and handling all aspects of animal care. Effectively communicating details of the adoption process to the public, providing consistent and professional customer service, performing data entry, maintaining records, files, and data; preparing and ensuring the accuracy and completeness on submitted forms and reports; responding to inquiries, answering telephones, and collecting fees.
1. Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
2. One year of work experience with animals and/or law enforcement is preferred.
3. Ability to obtain euthanasia license within six months.
4. Ability to obtain DEA license within six months.
5. Possess a current and valid driver’s license.
Job Domains, Skills, and Abilities
Collects, processes and records adoptions, issues receipts; counts and balances daily monies received; and prepares City Hall deposits. Communicates effectively the adoption process to the public. Processes the required animal sterilization paperwork. Assists the Animal Control Officer with the supervising of volunteers and community service workers. Schedules delivery of animal to veterinarians. Requires the ability to manage difficult and emotional situations associated with individual’s pets and personal finances, code enforcement, and death of animals. Cleans veterinarian grooming and feeding rooms. Assist with adoption selection and counseling. Remains on call 24/7. Performs other duties as assigned.
Must have knowledge of animal handling, care and behavior, including diseases and treatment associated with shelter and herd management. Skill in assisting with anesthesia. Must have computer experience, ability to maintain accurate records, and set up and manipulate spread sheets.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment, but may also be performed in the field, kennel area, and shelter. Work exposes employee to hazards associated with survival sterilization procedures, visible blood, internal organs, and animal waste. Potential for dangerous situations and stress. Must be able to lift heavy objects from 50 to 100 pounds and defend oneself or others from physical attack.