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Animal Regulation Officer I/II

Company: Shasta County
Location: Shasta
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2021

SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION

OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: MAY 31, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

SALARY INFORMATION

Animal Regulation Officer I: $2,654 - $3,387 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $15.31 - $19.54 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

Animal Regulation Officer II: $2,926 - $3,734 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $16.88 - $21.54 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

  • Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*Please visithttps://co.shasta.ca.us/MOUs

ABOUT THE POSITION

Animal Regulation Officer I/II:Under general supervision, to investigate complaints; enforce County laws governing the licensing, impounding, and disposal of animals; to collect and transport animals to the animal facility; and to perform related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE:An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Animal Regulation Officer I:This is the entry-level class of the Animal Regulation Officer series.An incumbent will be trained in the performance of the duties listed below and would normally be expected to promote to Animal Regulation Officer II after one year of experience.

Animal Regulation Officer II:Animal Regulation Officer II is the journey level classification in the Animal Regulation Officer series.It is distinguished from Animal Regulation Officer I in that the Animal Regulation Officer I classification is the entry level where incumbents work in a training capacity while learning policies and procedures, and advancing in knowledge and skills in the field.

Animal Regulation Officer I/II:Incumbents in this class provide 24-hour/7 days per week coverage, are required to work rotational weekends and holidays, may have fluctuating work hours, and are subject to after hour call out. Incumbents are required to wear a uniform conforming to department standards.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Animal Regulation Officer I/II:An Animal Regulation Officer patrols County roads in a vehicle to locate, capture, and impound stray and injured domestic animals, including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats; may impound or return livestock to pasture or owner's property; responds to calls and complaints from the public regarding stray, vicious, diseased, or dead animals; conducts investigations of animal bites and quarantines as required; must euthanize animals as required; explains County and State Animal Control laws to the public and other interested persons; prepares written and computer-generated reports of all generated activities; issues and collects fees for kennel and pack licenses; issues citations when necessary to violators of County ordinances/State laws; offers testimony in court; investigates complaints of animal cruelty; and other duties as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Animal Regulation Officer I:

Knowledge of:Breeds of domestic and livestock animals; animal health care; behavior and handling of domestic and livestock animals. Although there is no typing requirement, incumbents should be familiar with and be able to use a computer.

Ability to:Learn to safely capture, restrain, and handle large and small animals; care for animals humanely; learn laws, rules, and policies pertaining to animal control and be able to interpret them to the public; deal with the general public in a courteous but professional manner and have the ability to handle verbal abuse and criticism from citizens with tact and good judgment; express oneself, both orally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner, understand oral instructions and write legibly; conduct investigations; maintain adequate records; read a map book; learn to use and care for small caliber firearms; learn how to humanely euthanize animals; learn proper radio procedure; work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work; be able to work outdoors in all types of weather; be in constant contact with all types of animals, dander, and excrement; do heavy lifting; learn to recognize symptoms of common animal diseases; learn proper application of equipment for moving and handling domestic animals and livestock.

These employment standards are typically obtained with experience working with animals performing some related duties (e.g., care for sick animals, transporting animals, recordkeeping, etc.), a basic knowledge of animal breeds and care, and an understanding of how to work effectively with the public.

Animal Regulation Officer II:

Knowledge of:State and County laws, rules, and policies pertaining to the regulation of domestic animals and livestock; breeds of domestic and livestock animals; animal health care and diseases; behavior, handling, and restraint of domestic and livestock animals; how to humanely euthanize/dispose of domestic animals and livestock; usage and care of small caliber firearms; prepare reports; offer testimony in court; and work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work. Although there is no typing requirement, incumbents should be familiar with and be able to use a computer.

Ability to: Enforce State and County laws; safely capture, restrain, and handle large and small animals; care for animals humanely; apply laws, rules, and policies pertaining to animal control and be able to interpret them to the public; deal with the general public in a courteous but professional manner and have the ability to handle verbal abuse and criticism from citizens with tact and good judgment; direct and supervise inmate workers; express oneself, both orally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner, understand and carry out oral and written directions; make independent judgments in difficult cases; write legibly; conduct investigations; maintain adequate records; read a map book; quickly learn the geography of Shasta County; use and care for small caliber firearms; humanely euthanize domestic animals and livestock; use proper radio procedure; work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work; work outdoors in all types of weather; be in constant contact with all types of animals, dander, and excrement; do heavy lifting; recognize symptoms of common animal diseases; use proper application of equipment for moving and handling domestic animals and livestock.

These employment standards are typically obtained with one year of experience equivalent to that of an Animal Regulation Officer I.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A valid, appropriate California Driver's license with an acceptable driving record according to the County's driving policy;
  • Successful completion within one year of employment the course of training required by Penal Code section 832 (arrest and firearms);
  • A certificate for the performance of euthanasia.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have employment experience working with animals, have completed the course of training required by Penal Code section 832 (arrest and firearms) and a certificate for the performance of euthanasia.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  • Have you handled or cared for domestic and/or livestock animals? Yes No
  • If yes, please list the kinds of animals you have handled or cared for and explain the nature of the care provided. If no, please type "N/A".
  • Please list any specialized training or courses you have taken related to animals. If none, please type "N/A".
  • Please describe any employment experience you have working with animals (length of employment, nature of work and name of employer). If none, please type "N/A".
  • Do you possess a PC832 (arrest and firearms) certification? Yes No
  • Do you possess a certificate for the performance of euthanasia? Yes No

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Animal Regulation Officer I:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Animal Regulation Officer II:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to frequently sit, talk, hear, smell, stand, walk, run, stoop, climb, crouch, and bend; regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; frequent heavy lifting and/or moving up to 65 - 80 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will beevaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information clickhere.If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) - General Unit.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 8.75% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page atEmployee Benefitsfor additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on May 31, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit:Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line atapply onlineor submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Shasta County Personnel

1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Keywords: Shasta County, Redding , Animal Regulation Officer I/II, Other , Shasta, California

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