REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $53,849.52 - $72,570.72 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
EXAM NUMBER: O-2986-D
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

APPLICATION FILING: OPEN CONTINUOUS

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO UPDATE THE TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS INFORMATION.

Filing begins on July 9, 2021 at 8:00 am PT and will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

The County is listed on Forbes America's Best Employers list for 2019. It has a demographically and geographically diverse population of more than 10 million residents. As the largest employer in Southern California with over 111,000 employees in 36 departments and a budget over $33 billion, the County provides vital and wide-ranging public services to its citizens.

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is one of the largest and most progressive animal control agencies in the United States. Our seven animal care centers serve unincorporated Los Angeles County and 44 contract cities with a combined total population of over 3 million residents. We cover more than 3,400 square miles of cities, deserts, beaches, and mountains; from the Antelope Valley in the north to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the south, as far east as the border of San Bernardino County, and west to Thousand Oaks. We provide animal control and rescue services in our service areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

DEFINITION:

Provides paramedical treatment to animals in Los Angeles County animal care center/shelter facilities or assists in zoonosis control in the Veterinary Public Health and Rabies Control.
CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are characterized by their responsibility for independently providing paramedical treatment to animals, providing more complex medical treatment under the direction of a licensed veterinarian, and assisting in the maintenance of animal health care programs within County animal care center/shelter facilities or providing paramedical support for the investigation of zoonotic diseases within the veterinary public health and rabies control unit. Incumbents must exercise a knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy, techniques of administrating medications and treatments to animals, general surgical procedures and equipment used in animal health clinics, inventorying and maintaining pharmaceutical supplies and equipment and principles of disease control. They must also have the ability to handle and care for animals in a humane manner.
Essential Job Functions
Conducts physical examinations to determine the nature of illness, injury, and abnormality.
Administers medications and immunizations orally and by intramuscular, intravenous, and subcutaneous injections, as prescribed by a veterinarian.

Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respiration.

Collects and labels specimens of blood, urine, sputum, feces, brain tissue and various kinds of smears for culture or microscopic examination.

Administers whole blood or plasma to animals.

Assists veterinarians in surgery by correct equipment, instruments, and packs, and assuring that monitoring and support equipment such as cardiac monitors, scopes, and breathing apparatus are operable.

Renders emergency treatment to animals; determines need to send animal for private veterinarian assistance in the absence of the animal care center/shelter veterinarian.

Maintains inventory of all pharmaceutical, equipment, and supplies.

Maintains records of all animal treatment or disease investigations.

Assists in the maintenance of animal health care programs within County animal control facilities.

Establishes procedures for the proper housing and feeding of animals and the cleaning of kennels.

Maintains effective relations with other County departments, outside agencies, and the public.

Assists departmental personnel in investigation and retrieval of animals in the field by anesthetizing or euthanizing animals when necessary.

Scans for and applies microchip and other special identification media.

Assists public health veterinary unit staff in zoonosis activities including decapitation of rabies suspect animals for brain tissue testing.

Provide limited technical direction to animal control personnel an animal health matters as needed.

Advise animal control personnel on the development of programs related to the retention and relocation of animals as needed.

Requirements
LICENSE (s) REQUIRED:
A valid Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate issued by the California State Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine. A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate.
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their California State License to practice Veterinary Medicine the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
- An AA degree in Animal Science from an accredited college.
- A BS degree in Animal Science from an accredited college.

Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must fax them to (562)422-3187 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at SPerez@animalcare.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.

The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100% covering Deductive Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Professional Potential, Achievement, Coping with Uncertainty, Responsibility, Working to High Quality Standards, Willingness to Learn, Working Relationships, Analyzing Information, Learning Quickly, Generating New Ideas, Using Time Efficiently, and Adapting to Change.

STANDARDIZED MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS:
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.


TEST PREPARATION:

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

Additional practice tests are available at http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html.

NOTE: Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add sperez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , info@governmentjobs.com , talentcentral@shl.com , no-reply@proctoru.com , and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component .

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letters will be sent electronically to your e-mail address.

Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.

Eligibility Information:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Animal Care and Control.

Application and Filing Information:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and minimum requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be disqualified.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. Resumes may be added to your application but cannot be substituted for the Experience portions of the County application nor for the completion and submission of the supplemental questions. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Department Contact Name: Sandra Perez
Department Contact Phone: (562) 256-7102
Department Contact Email: SPerez@animalcare.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 256-7101
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Alternate TTY Phone: (800) 897-0077
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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