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Animal Control Specialist

JOB POSTING # 17-016
ANIMAL CONTROL SPECIALIST
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
HOURLY RATE: $10.00
Open Until Filled

Essential Duties

Responds to calls for assistance and/or answers complaints regarding injured, loose, unlicensed, sick and/or stray animals; impounds animals and/or issues citations; investigates animal bites and animals suspicious of rabies; maintains animal shelter, provides food and water for animals; releases animals per prescribed procedures or processes animals for euthanizing. Operates mower and utilizes hand tools in cutting weeds and grass, trims trees, operates insect control equipment and performs simple maintenance on equipment and vehicles. Available for weekend duty rotations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Training, Experience, and/or Other Requirements:
Must be able to read, understand and follow written and oral job instructions, use good judgment to work safely and use equipment properly. Required to obtain Animal Control Officer Certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services within 1 year of employment.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to work outside in all seasons including extreme temperatures and other inclement weather. Exposure to dust and moderate noise level. May lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Employee Behavior and Conduct:
City employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

All positions require the following: 1) High School diploma or equivalent, 2) possession of a valid driver’s license 3) satisfactory driving record and 4) proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally. The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.
Applications may be picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 400 W. King Avenue, Kingsville, Texas 78363. For more information call 361-595-8017 or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com AA/EOE.

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For more information on job listings, contact Beth Greenwell, at 361-595-8017.

Applications may be downloaded above or picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas 78363; or you may call during our normal business hours of Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and request an application be mailed to you or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com AA/EOE.

Complete your application accurately to be sure your application receives full consideration. You may apply online by selecting an available position and attaching your application form to your submission. Applications may also be submitted to hradmin@cityofkingsville.com or in person at the Human Resources office. A position must be available at the time your application is made. To be considered for that position, you must meet the minimum qualifications as posted. If you are not selected for the vacant position, we encourage you to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All positions require the following:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license
  3. Satisfactory driving record
  4. Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.
  5. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background investigation.

If offered a position with the City, you will be expected to successfully pass a drug screen. For the safety of our current and future employees, we promote a drug-free workplace.

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

City of Kingsville, An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer