ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER I

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA4.2

Full-time$41,000 - $54,000 a year
Skills
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

EXAM NUMBER
O2979P

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FILING TYPE
OPEN CONTINUOUS

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, enforces State, County and City codes and ordinances governing animal control including the care and treatment, impounding, quarantine, licensing vaccination, and regulation of a variety of animals.
Positions allocable to this class perform a wide variety of routine field work under the supervision of higher-level personnel involving responsibility for responding to incidents and providing animal control services in an unincorporated area or contract city of the County and in accordance with established service agreements. Incumbents typically operate light vehicles while working in the field with a great deal of independence and are expected to utilize a basic knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Department of Animal Care and Control and applicable codes and ordinances governing animal care and control, animal identification, recognition of illness, habits and behavior of various animals and the techniques and equipment used in capturing, restraining, receiving, feeding, caring for, grooming and releasing animals. Incumbents also are expected to enforce State, County and City codes, ordinances, and laws pertaining to animals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Patrols an assigned geographical area in a light truck observing for violations or responding to incidents.
Captures both domestic and wild animals, using equipment and methods appropriate for animal abatement and control; may require chasing, climbing fences and crawling under houses.
Inspects animal facilities to ensure conformance to laws; explains violations and need for correction of such things as poor sanitary conditions, inadequate food and over-crowded conditions.
Issues citations, licenses, warnings and/or legal notices; enforces licensing laws.
Assists a Registered Veterinary Technician by prepping and restraining animals for vaccination or euthanasia.
Assists a veterinarian in a spay and neuter clinic or during euthanasia as needed.
Serves as office information officer and radio dispatcher; receives in-person and telephone requests for information and animal control services from citizens and public agencies and dispatches officers to routine incidents.
Reports to a field command post established to provide extended hours of animal containment, capture and relocation in emergencies such as brush fires, floods or animals loose on public thoroughfares.
Testifies in court as to facts related to violations of animal control laws.
Presents departmentally prepared and approved educational programs including tours, lectures, slides and demonstrations at schools and civic meetings.
Picks up small dead animals manually and large animals such as horses or cows, using a truck-driven winch and harness.
Provides assistance in office operations or in kennels, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Six months of paid full time experience at the level of Animal Shelter Aid* or Animal Care Attendant* in an animal regulatory agency or Veterinary Hospital AND successful completion of a department-sponsored training program per California Penal Code Section 832** is required within six (6) months of appointment as a condition of completing probationary status.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License; and a valid California Class B Driver License may be required.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
This position requires lifting of extremely heavy objects. Physical fitness for this position will be determined in the medical examination.
Successful candidates are subject to a criminal history fingerprint search prior to final appointment.

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Felony Convictions.
Certain job-related misdemeanor convictions.
Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations; suspended license; failure to appear; driving under the influence.
Illegal use of a controlled substance.

CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
Successful completion of a department-sponsored training program per California Penal Code Section 832 is required within six (6) months of appointment as a condition of completing probationary status and permanent appointment to the position.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Animal Care and Control Care Centers throughout Los Angeles County.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No Person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Completion of Animal Education or Animal Training Classes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
  • Experience at the level of Animal Shelter Aid or Animal Care Attendant refers to training and practical experience in the care of impounded animals; the maintenance and operation of an animal shelter; and enforcement of State, County and City codes and ordinances governing animal control. Performing assigned duties in support for maintaining the various facilities of an animal shelter in a clean, groomed and sanitary condition. They also learn the habits and behavior of various animals, and the methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in receiving, restraining, feeding, caring for, releasing, grooming or dispatching animals.
**If candidates possess a copy of a P.C. 832 Certificate - (Penal Code Section 830.9 required training in order to issue citations and service warrants for Animal Control Officers) prior submitting the application, a P.C. 832 Certificate must be attached to the application at the time of filing.

In order to receive credit for Animal Education or Animal Training Classes attended, copies of certificates MUST be submitted at the time of application filing.

Candidates offered these positions will be required to show proof of a driver license before appointment and will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of the driving record must be presented prior to appointment. License must not be suspended restricted or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
All applicants are required to submit a standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online (via electronic submission) ONLY. Facsimile and hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant training and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
All information is subject to verification.
We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.
We may close this examination without prior notice.
Applications can be completed and submitted online by clicking on the above this bulletin that read "Apply to Job". You can track the status of your application online and receive notification of your progress by e-mail.
We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (562) 422-3187 within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include your name, the exam number, and exam title.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, application can be complete on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
All applicants must file their application online. Using their own user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADDITIONAL TITLE:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INFORMATION:
View details regarding Los Angeles County Employment Information by clicking on this link COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE ADDITIONAL TITLE, THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS, THE CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIREMENTS, THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, THE VACANCY INFORMATION, AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION.
PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER.

Department Contact Name: Sandra Perez
Department Contact Phone: (562) 256-7102
Department Contact Email: SPerez@animalcare.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 256-7101
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate TTY Phone: (800) 897-0077