CITY OF WATERLOO
ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES OFFICER
Part time approximately 19 hours per week evenings and weekends with fill-in on weekdays as needed
$16.14 per hour
No benefits or insurance
JOB SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: patrols and enforces City and State codes and ordinances regarding animal care and control. Catches and impounds stray animals and issues written warnings and citations.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: investigates animal control and cruelty complaints; assists the public in resolving animal control problems in their area; advises general public of applicable animal control ordinances and issues citations as necessary; appears at court hearings to present evidence and testimony; patrols and impounds animals at large; picks up sick, injured or dead domestic animals from streets and roadways; responds to reports of sick/injured or dead wild animals; works in cooperation with and responds to assistance calls from law enforcement agencies when animals are involved; delivers pets to veterinarians for medical care as necessary; maintains work records on appropriate forms or enters data electronically and makes full reports on investigations; drives assigned vehicle and maintains in good, clean working order; enforces and monitors animal quarantines to ensure compliance; participates in regular or special training and education programs to gain new ideas and information leading to greater efficiency and effectiveness in performance of duties; practices good public relations in all phases of job responsibilities; collects and records fees such as pickup, licensing, etc.; may respond to calls for service in Cedar Falls as detailed in City ordinance; attends work regularly at the designated place and time; performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices; other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: knowledge of laws and regulations of the State of Iowa, the City and the County that are applicable to an animal control program; knowledge of the characteristics and appearances of common breed of dogs, cats and other domestic animals; knowledge of basic animal physical well-being; skill in handling all types of animals sometimes under adverse conditions; skill in interpersonal relations as applied to contact with pet owners and the public; skill in operating personal computer to enter data or research animal information; ability to operate the following equipment and tools – light truck or van, 2-way radio, rifle, tranquilizer gun, catch pole, cat trap, microchip scanner; work is performed according to well-established standards and procedures, but a variety of settings, circumstances and situations often requires independent judgment until or unless supervisor can be consulted; ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion; ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and police department.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: graduation from high school/equivalent; one year experience in animal control or in a related field or certification as an animal control officer from a recognized academy or the National Animal Control Association or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position; experience in the care and handling of animals; prefer experience in complaint handling with the public; prefer computer/data entry experience; valid Iowa Driver’s License and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria.
Submit resume by going to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com clicking on Job Vacancies, reviewing the Animal Control Services Officer description and following directions to submit resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Position open until filled.