Animal Control Officer, Oroville, California

Created 11/22/2020
Reference 386389
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Oroville
Zip 95965

Under general supervision, performs a variety of animal control, rabies control, and law enforcement activities to safeguard Butte County citizens from dangerous animals.

FLSA: Non-Exempt
Note: A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking among qualified candidates. Based upon information provided in this application including responses to supplemental questions, an applicant's education, training and experience may be evaluated. Applicants should provide thoughtful and thorough responses to supplemental questions as they play an important role in this recruitment process. All qualifying work experience that is described or included in responses to supplemental questions MUST also be included and detailed in the "Work Experience" section of this application. "See Resume" is not an acceptable response for any supplemental question.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Responds to citizen calls for service; captures, contains, and impounds animals at-large, including sick, injured, and vicious animals; relocates wild animals; investigates animal bite reports.
  • Investigates nuisance and animal cruelty complaints; interviews witnesses; notifies owners and involved parties of animal violations and corrective actions; writes reports, issues citations, and testifies in court.
  • Investigates request of service for dogs running at large, barking nuisance, kennel license violations and livestock related issues; seizes animals as allowed PC 597.1.
  • Transports animals to shelter; transports specimens to laboratory for rabies testing; disposes of remains from rabies specimens; picks up and disposes of dead animals.
  • Contacts medical facilities regarding animal bites; petitions courts to declare dogs vicious or potentially dangerous after investigation; investigates animal collector and breeding violation cases.
  • Provides animal related information to public; responds to questions regarding animal and rabies control issues.
  • Approves quarantine facilities; issues quarantine notices and instructs public on proper quarantine procedures; conducts kennel inspections for compliance to regulations
  • Issues dog and kennel licenses; collects and records fees.
  • May use firearm to dispatch critically injured wild animal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent certificate.
  • One (1) year of experience in animal control, law enforcement, veterinary office or animal shelter.
  • P.C. 832 Arrest Methods and Firearms certification prior to completion of probationary period.
  • Valid State of California driver's license.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office and outside environment.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to tolerate animal noises, odors and behavior.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather, potential physical harm, infectious diseases and hazardous materials.


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