Enforces city ordinances, state, and federal regulations. Investigates and assists in prosecution in municipal, state, or federal court. Possession of a Basic, Advanced, or Administrative certification(s) from a national or state organization specializing in animal welfare-related issues (e.g Texas Animal Control Association, National Animal Control Association, Human Society of the United States) or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire date.
Completion of a high school diploma or the equivalent with an additional one year of experience in a public contact position; or any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following:
A veterinarian technician certification is preferred.
Must obtain Basic Animal Control Officer within 1 year.
Must obtain Euthanasia Technician within 6 months.
Valid Current Driver's License
Physical Exam Required
Knowledge and Abilities
Learn, interpret, and understand laws and regulations governing the humane treatment of animals;
Learn and develop skills in the humane treatment of animals;
Perform a variety of animal shelter and field operations;
Provide assistance to law enforcement and emergency personnel in a variety of capacities;
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
Accurately observe and remember names, places, incidents, people and animals;
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Perform duties with a significant degree of independence within established guidelines and procedures;
Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
Follow verbal and written instructions;
Learn and navigate the city's geography;
Learn specialized software;
Utilize computer skills and keyboarding skills;
Prepare and maintain accurate records;
Complete with passing grade a State-mandated euthanasia course within one year of employment;
Complete with a passing grade a Basic Animal Control Officer course offered by Department of State Health Services within one year of employment.
Frequently lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Occasionally lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
Frequently stand and walk during the shift
Occasionally climb ladders, stairs, and inclined surfaces;
Push and pull objects in order to place animals into a cage;
Frequently flex upper trunk forward at the waist and partially at the knees to pick up animals;
Frequently rotate upper trunk to the right and left while sitting or standing;
Place arms above, at, and below shoulder height;
Coordinate eye, hand and foot movement in order to operate a vehicle.
City Of Lubbock