The Animal Care & Control Division
within the Department of Public Health (DPH)
is recruiting for Animal Control Officers
to work in shelters and in the field to ensure compliance with State and County animal regulations. Positions may be assigned to various locations throughout the County. Duties include, but are not limited to: patrolling an assigned geographic area and enforcing State and County regulations concerning the care, treatment, impounding, and quarantine of animals; picking up and impounding stray, sick, injured, unwanted, abandoned, and diseased animals; picking up and disposing of dead animals; issuing notices and citations as required; performing euthanasia of sick, injured, or unadopted impounded animals; conducting preliminary investigation of reported animal abuse; and testifying in court, as necessary.
The current vacancies exist in
the San Bernardino,
and High Desert
areas. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County as they occur.
For more detailed information, refer to the Animal Control Officer job description.
Human Resources is also accepting applications for Animal Control Officer Trainee . A separate application is required. It is to your advantage to apply for both levels as appropriate. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Animal Euthanasia: Applicants must be able to perform euthanasia of sick, injured, or unadopted impounded animals.
- Travel/License: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance are required and must be maintained throughout employment.
- Availability: Must be available to work on weekends and on-call/call-back duty. Applicants must indicate availability on the supplemental questionnaire or will be disqualified.
- PC 832 Training: Employees must complete a training course in arrest and firearms, which also includes a physical agility test component within 6 months of hire or be terminated. Note: Some criminal convictions may preclude applicants from completing the Penal Code 832 course.
- Uniforms: Employees must purchase their own uniforms; those in regular positions will receive an annual uniform allowance.
- Background Investigation: Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education.
- Physical: Must be able to lift and restrain small to very large animals, both domestic and wild, which may weigh up to 100 pounds.
- Weather: Applicants must be able to perform duties in inclement weather.
of the following certification and
Applicants must have completed (or be able to complete within 6 months of hire) a training course in arrest and firearms (Penal Code 832), which also includes a physical agility test component. Provide PC 832 information in the Certificates/Licenses section of the application.-AND-Experience:
of the following experience options:
- Option 1: One (1) year of full-time experience enforcing animal control regulations for a public agency, which included performing euthanasia and impounding of animals.
- Option 2: Six (6) months of full-time experience enforcing animal control regulations for a public agency, which included performing euthanasia and impounding of animals, -and- possession of a Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate issued by the State of California. Provide the certificate information in the Certificates/Licenses section of the application.
There will be a competitive evaluation
of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Application Procedure :
To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 pm, July 9, 2021
. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.
To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
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, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application. Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process