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Part Time Animal Control Officer & Shelter Tech

Company: Anderson County Government
Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSUMMARY: Provides care for animals. Maintains the Animal Shelter and provides customer service. Responds to complaints and calls concerning loose, stray, and sick animals.Includes the following, and other duties may be assigned.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESInclude the following. Other duties may be assigned. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Assists with performing required administrative duties such as logging calls, preparing surrender forms, bite reports, etc.
  • Ensures the cleanliness and proper maintenance of the animal services facility and recommends the procurement of maintenance services when necessary.
  • Ensures the humane handling and care of all animals taken in by the animal services facility.
  • Ensures that each animal's nutritional and housing needs are met on a daily basis.
  • Apprehends, processes, and impounds lost, injured, or abandoned animals.
  • Responds to complaints and calls concerning loose, stray, and sick animals.
  • Checks and verifies animals for proof of rabies vaccination.
  • Completes and maintains logs, records, and reports associated with animal control duties.
  • Drives and operates animal control vehicles.
  • Assists the public with the admission and adoption of animals and promotes responsible pet ownership at all times.
  • Assists the public with completing application forms and makes assessment of their ability to adequately care for adopted pets.
  • Observes and evaluates animals for signs of illness and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel.
  • Interacts with pet owners and the public when dealing with stray or abandoned animals, or animals that have been hurt or have bitten someone.
  • Educates the public on the law and ordinances pertaining to animal ownership and control.
  • Assists with the intake of animals and the day to day showing of the animals.
  • Performs related duties as required.NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS OF WORKGraduated from an accredited high school or equivalent is preferred. Previous experience in animal control is preferred. Training in the field is encouraged. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills; dedicated attention to detail; or any equivalent combination of education or experience to provide the following knowledge, ability, and skills:
    • Ability to interact with the public and other employees in a professional manner.
    • Ability to pick up animals in a safe and effective manner and transport them to the shelter.
    • Understanding of the protocols and rules associated with the assigned tasks.
    • Ability to lift and carry animals and other equipment.
    • Ability to work indoor and outdoor and in all-weather types. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver's License. PREFERRED: WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN TRAINING
        • Level 1 and 2 National Animal Control Association Training
        • Euthanasia Certification The Anderson County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Signatures below indicate the receipt and review of this job description by the employee assigned to the job and the immediate supervisor.

Keywords: Anderson County Government, Knoxville , Part Time Animal Control Officer & Shelter Tech, Other , Clinton, Tennessee

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