Full-Time Assistant Animal Control Officer
ASSISTANT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER $10.86/HR
WEBER COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES – FULL TIME WITH BENEFITS
JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision of the Weber County Animal Services Department investigates complaints regarding animals. Collects and disposes of animals. Collects fees and issues dog licenses. MAJOR DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Issues citations for animal control violations and appears in court as a witness to assist in the prosecution of violators. Captures stray and dangerous animals in the unincorporated part of Weber County and in cities and towns who contract for services with Weber County; quarantines animals which have caused injuries; handles animals who are suspected of carrying rabies or other diseases as prescribed by law; disposes of unclaimed animals according to law. Receives complaints by phone and in person about stray and dangerous animals; mediates disputes between neighbors; investigates complaints and determines proper action necessary for resolution. Receives moneys from individuals and local cities and towns and issues receipts; turns collected moneys into the Weber County Animal Services Office. Provides individuals and cities with information pertaining to laws and ordinances governing the keeping of animals in Weber County. Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Graduation or equivalent, AND Two years of increasingly responsible employment. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the methods of handling and transporting large and small animals; knowledge of safety precautions in capturing, housing, and disposing of animals; working knowledge of County ordinances regarding animals; knowledge of effective communication. Skill in public relations and sound decision making in stressful situations. Ability to capture, house, and dispose of stray and dangerous animals without endangering the public; ability to perform routine clerical duties necessary to complete reports and issue dog licenses; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish good working relations with employees, the public, and other agencies.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license and have a good driving record. Must have no record of criminal activity or drug use.