Animal Care Worker - Examination

City of Cleveland - Cleveland, OH3.8

Full-time
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

APPROVED C.S.C. MINUTES 3/8/19 lm ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CS2019-022

ANIMAL CARE WORKER (OPEN)

Public notice is hereby given by the Civil Service Commission of Cleveland, Ohio, of an open competitive examination for the above classification.

FILING OF APPLICATION:
Application must be made electronically through the City of Cleveland's web site:

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland

No other form or method of application will be accepted. Absolutely no paper applications will be accepted.

THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PERIOD IS FROM 12:01 A.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 UNTIL 11:59 PM. ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019. NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:59 PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019.

THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION'S POLICY IS THAT NO LATE FILING WILL BE ALLOWED.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At the time of submitting an application, copies of the following items are required to be uploaded as attachments to that application:
Proof of Education (as provided herein);
DD-214 or other materials to prove veteran's status (as described herein) only required if the applicant is seeking veteran's preference points
Proof of Residency (as described herein), which is only required if the applicant is seeking residency credit for the examination
A valid Driver's License (as provided herein)
  • These items should be uploaded under the "Attachments" tab in your application.
NOTE: ONCE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, FURTHER CHANGES TO THAT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. All additional attachments, correspondence, notifications, and certifications will be made with applicants via email. Any updates of email or your online profile must be made at:

CS@city.cleveland.oh.us.

NOTE: YOU ARE NOT APPLYING FOR AN IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING. YOU ARE APPLYING TO TAKE AN EXAMINATION WHICH WILL BE USED TO CREATE AN ELIGIBLE LIST FOR THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION. THAT LIST WILL BE USED FOR FUTURE HIRES IN THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION.

SALARY: The prevailing salary for this position as established by Ordinance of the Council of the City of Cleveland is $15.00 - $17.26 per Hour.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

TYPE: WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Applicants will be notified by of the time, date, and place of the exams via email.

NOTE: All copies of diplomas, licenses, certificates, resumes and any other required documents must be uploaded and included with your Application when it is submitted. Applications without the required documents will be rejected.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible for daily kennel and shelter cleaning, ensuring shelter animals are properly cared for, assisting with adopter meets, and other duties as assigned. Ensures the Division of Animal Care and Control's (DACC's) high quality standards are maintained. Cleans and disinfects multiple animal kennels, food and water bowls, and enrichment toys. Also cleans all outside areas as well as public areas. Scans dogs for microchips and implants them in dogs that have not been microchipped. Ensures that photographs are taken of newly impounded animals. Assists with assessing dog's temperament as needed. Feeds, grooms, exercises, walks, and engages in enrichment activities as well as socialization of all shelter animals. Interacts with DACC clients to introduce adoptable animal as well as other meets, as needed. Promotes adoptions through visitor education. Documents animal identification. Updates animal walking boards, divisional spreadsheet, and record management systems. Assists with animal euthanasia as needed. Drives Divisional vehicles. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Follows all operations and safety policies and safe work practices. Attends and participates in operations and safety training classes and demonstrates competence (demonstration of competence may be determined by exam.) Wears and properly utilizes safety equipment in accordance with Divisional policy at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A High School Diploma or GED is required. A valid State of Ohio Driver's License is required. Must become euthanasia certified within six months of the date of hire. Must be able to lift and handle animals of all sizes. Animal welfare experience is preferred.

NOTE: Minimum qualifications must be met as of the last day of the filing period unless otherwise stated.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
NOTE: THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVIEW AND EVALUATE ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION OR RESUME. LACK OF HONESTY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST.

Any applicant that willfully provides any false document, statement, or certification in regard to any test will be terminated from all processing, removed from any eligible list, and may face possible criminal prosecution.

RESIDENCY CREDIT

In accordance with the Charter of the City of Cleveland: A person who has had as his/her primary residence in the City of Cleveland for at least one year at the time of filing a Civil Service application, and desires to take an entry-level Civil Service examination, shall, if a passing grade on the written examination is attained, have ten (10) points added to his/her passing score.

In order to receive residency credit, applicants must present the originals OR LEGIBLE COPIES of 4 different proofs of residency from ONE YEAR AGO* and 4 different proofs of residency that are CURRENT** (A total of EIGHT documents) for verification at the time of filing. ("Different" means that an applicant can provide (for example) a bank statement from a year ago, and a current statement for the same bank account, but cannot provide multiple statements from the same account for different months to satisfy the 4 proofs requirement.

Such proofs include:
Ø Driver's License
Ø Bank Statements
Ø Utility Bills
Ø Mortgage or Lease Agreement
Ø Bills from creditors not listed above
Ø Other Postmarked mail such as magazines with name and mailing label attached, organization newsletters, medical/dental bills, voter registration card, or motor vehicle registration
Ø Insurance Statement (Home insurance, rental insurance, car insurance or other insurance documents).

  • "ONE YEAR AGO" SHALL BE ONE YEAR PREVIOUS TO DATE OF FILING. For example, if you are filing for the examination in March of 2019 you must present 4 different documents dated January, February, and/or March of 2018.
** "CURRENT" SHALL BE WITH IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS. For example, if you are filing for the examination in March of 2019 you must present 4 different documents dated January, February, and/or March of 2019.

NOTE: IF CREDITORS ARE PAID ONLINE, A COPY OF BILL IS TO BE PRINTED SHOWING THE ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT. THE BILL MUST HAVE THE DATE VISIBLE.

NOTE: Applicants who are under the age of 25 who do not have sufficient bills or items in their own name may provide one or more proof documents bearing their own name and Cleveland address, and supplement it with the additional required proofs from a spouse or blood relative with whom they reside; provided that such other person also provides a notarized statement that the applicant has resided with them at that address for more than a year prior to the date of application and provides the missing documentation in their own name with their Cleveland address.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE

Veterans' preference will be awarded, when applicable, to eligible veterans in accordance with Civil Service Rules 4.40E, 4.40F and 4.40G. Proof of active service or a DD Form 214, must be presented to the Commission at the time of filing application for the examination in which credit is sought in order to qualify for veterans' credit. If the applicant has received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions that applicant shall receive an additional five (5) points added to their raw score on the examination.

THE COMMISSION WILL NOT ENTERTAIN APPEALS FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE OR RESIDENCY CREDIT AFTER THE APPLICANT HAS FILED HIS/HER APPLICATION. THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSION IS FINAL.