AC - ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Pay type: Hourly, non-exempt
Department: Animal Control
Reports To Director of Animal Control
Location: 6119 E. Highland, Jonesboro AR
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
This safety sensitive position (SS) is responsible for enforcement of the City's animal ordinances and state laws, investigations of all animal cruelty, animal bites or attacks, controlling and caring for strays and abandoned animals, eradication of nuisance wildlife, educating public on care and laws of animal ownership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide food, water and sterilize kennels against disease. This duty is performed daily.
2. Picks up abandoned or stray animals. This duty is performed daily.
3. Provide medical care to animals to include inoculations. This duty is performed as needed.
4. Responds to complaints on dangerous or vicious dogs. This duty is performed daily.
5. Provide clerical tasks, answer phone, service calls and logs information. This duty is performed daily.
6. Issues warnings and court citations. This duty is performed as needed.
7. Investigates dog or cat bites or attacks, animal cruelty or hoarding cases. This duty is performed as needed.
8. Traps and eradicates nuisance wildlife. This duty is performed as needed.
9. Certified euthanist, euthanizes animals and maintains records. This duty is performed as needed.
10. Responds to emergency calls after hours. This duty is performed as needed.
11. Maintains quarantined animals for health department officials. This duty is performed as needed.
12. Testified in court on animal cases. This duty is performed as needed.
13. Provides 1st responder care to injured animals in the field. This duty is performed as needed.
14. Handle livestock problems. This duty is performed as needed.
15. Operating a city vehicle is required for the essential functions.
16. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Mental alertness and adaptability to office and field area work routines. Equivalent to four years high school or GED, with particular emphasis during high school in office skills, shop skills, or others, plus 12 to 18 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must be 21 years of age to obtain ACIC certification, Valid Driver’s License
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
ALETA law enforcement graduate.
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY
Under immediate supervision, performs general assignments of work, with periodic check of performance by supervisor.
Limited responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work operations.
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and which would not only affect the operating efficiency of the individual involved, but would also affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a slight degree.
Moderate mental demand. Operations requiring almost continuous attention, but work is sufficiently repetitive that a habit cycle is formed; operations requiring intermittent directed thinking to determine or select materials, equipment or operations where variable sequences may be selected by the employee.
ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Moderately structured. Fairly broad activities using moderately structured procedures with only generally guided supervision. Interpolation of learned things in somewhat varied situations.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS
Responsibility for work of others: Not indicated.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
No responsibility for this factor.
Probable errors of internal scope should ordinarily be detected within the department or office in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit, requiring additional expenditure of time to trace errors and make all necessary corrections. Errors would require a moderate amount of time to correct.
FREEDOM TO ACT
Standardized. Accepted processes covered by well-defined standardized policies and procedures with supervisory review.
ANNUAL MONETARY IMPACT
The amount of annual dollars generated based on the job's essential duties / responsibilities. Examples would include direct dollar generation, departmental budget, proper handling of organization funds, expense control, and savings from new techniques or reduction in manpower.
None. Job does not create any dollar monetary impact for the organization.
IMPACT ON END RESULTS
Modest impact. Job has some impact on the organizations end results, but still from an indirect level. Provides assistance and support services that facilitates decision making by others.
Frequent contacts with general public, patrons, or other outside representatives, wherein the manner of handling these contacts has a bearing on the organization's position and operation.
Contacts occasionally with others beyond immediate associates, but generally of a routine nature. May obtain, present or discuss data, but only as pertains to an immediate and specific assignment. No responsibility for obtaining cooperation or approval of action or decision.
USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software, road and production machines and equipment, driver's license/cdl, etc.)
Outside working environment, wherein there are disagreeable working conditions part of the time.
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously exposed to outdoor weather conditions; occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
Moderate diversity, moderately physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which requires somewhat diversified physical demands of the employee.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; frequently required to climb or balance, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; continuously lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.
COJ Pay Plan July 2017
Job Description for Animal Cont Officer
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