Senior Animal Services Technician

  • 300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Animal Control or Services

Job Description

Primary Duties

Under basic supervision, provides experienced care for animals in the City animal shelter.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cleans Animal Shelter daily, including feeding, watering and grooming animals; monitors animals for illness and disease and provides medications; euthanizes animals and processes animal carcasses.
  • Provides customer assistance; maintains and updates files and assists with reports and computer entry
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Participate in animal control basic training and work in the field when necessary.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as required
  • Driving is essential.

  • City policies and procedures.
  • Policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of Animal Control programs.
  • Basic record keeping practices and customer service standards and protocols.
  • Geography, roads and landmarks of City and surrounding areas.
  • Safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards and safety precautions in public facilities.

  • Explaining federal and state rules and regulations and City ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Following and enforcing verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two years' animal care experience.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Euthanasia Technician certification from Texas Department of State Health Services is required within 120 days of hire.
  • Basic Animal Control Officer certification is required within 1 year of hire.

Physical Demands

Heavy Work:
  • Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Required physically restrain animals.
EEO Statement
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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Job Address

300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas 76701 United States View Map