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PART TIME Animal Control Officer


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REPORTS TO: Animal Services Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Merit – Serves at the discretion of the Department Director
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance
Purpose of Job  
The purpose of this job is to control and care for stray and abandoned animals and enforce the unified government animal control ordinances. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending to stray or dangerous animals, supervising inmate or temporary workers, maintaining related paperwork, and performing additional tasks as assigned.
Job Related Requirements 
WORK SCHEDULE: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 hours each day.

May be required to work on religious holidays.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must work cooperatively with others.
When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Minimum Training & Experience Required

High school diploma or equivalent with one year of experience working around a variety of animals required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must possess a valid Certificate of Euthanasia or the ability to obtain such certifications within one year of date of hire.

Must obtain security training for the supervision of inmate workers as set forth by the Georgia Department of Corrections Standard Operating Procedures within six months of date of hire or first available opportunity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises County Inmates and Community Service Workers as assigned.
Responds to public calls regarding emergencies or potentially dangerous animals.
Captures and maintains suspected rabid animals for observation.
Performs humane euthanasia of animals as needed and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Investigates violations of local and state animal welfare laws; obtains warrants for arrests of certain violators.
Provides medical care for impounded animals, such as inoculations, grooming, and minor first aid.
Issues citations and warnings for violations of the local animal control laws; testifies in court as needed.
Educates public regarding local animal control ordinances.
Sets live animal traps to capture wildlife and domestic animals.
Assists in the adoption and reclamation of shelter animals.
Assists in keeping the shelter clean and sanitary; performs clerical tasks such as data entry and record maintenance.
Maintains radio contact with office, other officers, and other agencies.
Transports animals to and from veterinary clinics and other area animal welfare agencies.
Prepares daily activity reports and other related reports and submits reports to the Animal Services Supervisor.
Responds to paged calls for emergency situations after established working hours on a rotating basis.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the Animal Services Department.
Knowledge of practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.
Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to animal control and euthanasia.
Knowledge of and proficient with computers.
Knowledge of the procedures involved in the humane capture of animals, state and local laws and ordinances pertaining to animal control, animal health care, radio communication procedures, and euthanasia procedures.
Knowledge of OSHA requirements regarding safe disposal of bio hazardous materials.
Ability to utilize human relations and technical skills.
Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, and operations as they pertain to division operations and activities.
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with inmates, management, co-workers, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the Animal Services Department.
Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing work situations.
Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information.
Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.
Ability to recognize health risks such as exposure to contaminated blood, contagious diseases such as rabies, and dangerous chemicals.

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