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Animal Care Officer Apprentice

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City Of San Antonio, TX San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Under general supervision, is assigned to the Animal Care Services Department, Field Operations Division to develop a working knowledge of a targeted area in municipal government. Responsible for learning the skills necessary to perform jobs within their chosen career track. Work is performed independently in accordance with general instructions. Exercises no supervision.

This temporary position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions

General Program Functions:

  • Learns chosen career track by observing and assisting professionals in the assigned department where work will be performed.

  • May propose solutions to existing problems and discuss recommendations with administrative personnel.

  • Assists with special projects as assigned.

Animal Care:

  • Assist with safely and humanely captures and transports animals including those that are sick, injured or potentially dangerous; performs humane euthanasia, when necessary.

  • Assists with investigative reports of animal bites and dangerous or vicious animals.

  • Assists Officers with counseling/education for citizens regarding responsible animal ownership/ordinance/law requirements (leash law, restraint, registration, animal behavior, etc.).

  • Assists Officers with properly cleaning and maintaining assigned equipment and tools to assure proper working order.

  • Assists Officers with performing field tranquilization on ill, injured, or dangerous domestic animals or wildlife.


  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications, and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.


  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds and greater than 50 pounds with assistance; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer, two-way radio, and a light-duty truck. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, running, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are in an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, noise, unfavorable odors, infectious diseases, and hostile animals.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).

  • Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of good customer relations practices.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in observation and evaluation.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with the public and other employees.

  • Ability to read and comprehend laws and regulations pertaining to assigned career track.

  • Ability to learn procedures related to assigned career track.

  • Ability to clearly explain policies to the public and exercise tact and good judgment in dealings with the public.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to coach, train, and provide technical assistance to others.

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.

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Animal Care Officer Apprentice

Expired Job

City Of San Antonio, TX