Animal Control Officer
Salary Range: $30,368 – 34,361.60 33-9011
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Deadline: Ohiarihko:wa /July 20, 2012
Description of Position
Actively support and uphold the Tribe and Animal Control Department’s mission and values. Perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of Tribal Ordinances and regulations relating to animal control and impounding; responsible for the care and control of animal shelter.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
Serve as a representative of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
- Responsible for the care and control of animals housed at the Shelter
- Maintain files and records
- Maintain safety and security of Animal Shelter
- Participate and Develop Policy and Procedures regarding Animal Control related duties
- Publish and maintain procedures for department upon approval
- Respond to calls, captures, transports and impounds stray animals
- Issue citations or notices of violation in the enforcement of ordinances relating to animal control
- Prepare officer’s reports
- Conduct investigations of reported violations of provisions regarding the keeping of animals and cruelty to animals, reports of animal bites and animal nuisance complaints
- Interview complainant and identifies animals owners
- Establish quarantines to determine health of animals may impound seriously injured or ill animals and arrange for veterinary care
- Provide assistance to the public regarding animal control matters responds to inquiries and provides information regarding local animal control laws
- Depending upon assignment, performs various duties involved in kennel maintenance, cleans kennels, feeds impounded animals and participates in euthanasia of animals
- Perform various office duties including the redemption or purchase of impounded animals, receiving fees, issuing receipts, receives and records reports of lost and found animals.
- Be dependable and meet acceptable attendance requirements at all times
- Follow all applicable safety rules and regulations
- Protect confidential information by preventing unauthorized release, both verbal and/or written
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Basic office and clerical skills
- Basic computer skills
- Good public relation skills
- Problem solving
- Offensive and defensive weapons, nomenclature and theory
- Self-defense tactics
- Use of safety equipment
- Pertinent Tribal laws, federal and state codes and regulations
- The symptoms of common animal diseases
- The occupational hazards and safety precautions of working around domestic and animals
- Stay calm and act rationally in emergency situations
- Apply principles and techniques of prevention, investigation, apprehension, rules of evidence and all other aspects of Animal Control Ordinance
- Skillfully use related tools upon proper training (catch pole, net, live traps, bite sticks.)
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Maintain composure under adverse conditions such as public harassment and critical injuries
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and citizens from a variety of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds
- Analyze situations quickly and objectively and recognize actual and potential dangerous situations and determine proper course of action
- Present evidence in court effectively; skillful in observation and remembering details such as names, faces and incidents
- Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities
- Interpret and explain policies and procedures
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbally
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- Utilize good public relations skills
- Prioritize tasks
- Establish effective working relationships with employees and the public
- Frequently use printer, telephone, fax machines
- Properly operate assigned Tribal vehicle and equipment
- Meet and deal with the public tactfully and effectively
- Life-saving and rescue procedures related to animals
- Make sound decisions
Experience, Educaiton and Training
Education: Associates degree in a related field preferred. High School diploma or GED with 3 years work experience within an animal related field is acceptable. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess, at the time of employment and continuously throughout employment, a valid driver's license and clean driver's abstract.
Training: Must obtain National Animal Control Association Level 1 - 3 and certifiable in performing euthanasia of animals and vector control. Level 1 and 2 Certification within one year of employment. Certifiable in performing the following euthanasia of animals and certifiable in vector control.
Work is performed under the following conditions: outside where the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions; non-traditional hours.
Physical Requirements: Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs and over walls, subdue resisting and chase fleeing animals, climb stairs, over walls, constant running, walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling and twisting; standing or sitting for extended period of time. Must have capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the general public. Physical effort is required to lift/carry injured/deceased animals and equipment up to 70 lbs. Great mental ability is required daily.
Job Hazard/Risk Factors: Employees risk physical hazard from domestic or wild animals that are vicious and/or diseased and, therefore, would result in substantial bodily harm or death. Exposure to a variety of noise, bio-hazard communicable diseases hazardous materials, chemicals, bodily fluids, sharp objects, traffic, weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia; high risk of civil litigation due to performance of duties.Job Closing Date: July 20, 2012
NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe gives preference to Native Americans who meet the requirements of the posted position. To the extent possible, and consistent with job requirements, employees will be recruited from among the members of the Tribe. Applicants not entitled to Native Preference will receive consideration without discrimination based on age, sex, disability or national origin.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to employment beginning, used solely for employment related purposes.