The Animal Services Officer I enforces City and local ordinances governing the care and keeping of domestic animals in the City; impounds cares for, and disposes of animals as appropriate; investigates complaints; patrols assigned areas; assists the public; cleans and maintains animal shelter facilities. Incumbents are expected to learn and apply related laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures. The Animal Services Unit functions under the authority of the Police Department and falls under the Bureau of Support Services.
Positions in this classification are flexibly staffed and initially filled at the Entry-level, (Level I). Based on the needs of the City, and at the discretion of the department; Animal Services Officer I incumbents may promote to the Animal Services Officer II level when experience, education, and training requirements for Level II are met.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience, training, or course work in animal breeds, animal health, animal behavior and/or animal control
Experience interpreting, explaining and enforcing laws and regulations in any field
Ability to deal with the public in a tactful but firm manner in difficult, emotional situations
Ability to prepare written reports and maintain efficient records
Specific Requirements for the position:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
Relevant course work or training in animal health, animal behavior and/or animal control is desirable
Six months experience as an Animal Services Aide with the City of Tracy
One (1) year experience providing customer service
**Experience working with animals or enforcing laws and regulations is highly desirable**
**Experience in a City or County animal services agency is highly desirable**