ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER
Company: City of Monterey Park
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: September 21, 2022
The City of Monterey Park is seeking a qualified candidate to fill
the position of Animal Services Officer. The Animal Services
Officer performs routine and complex public safety work in the
enforcement of animal control and licensing ordinances. Rescues
trapped and injured animals; impounds ,cares for, feeds and houses
animals at a animal holding facility; provides maintenance and
upkeep for the animal holding facility. Responds to complaints
concerning animal problems including but not limited to animals
running at large, bites, property damage or injuries, and takes
appropriate action to resolve the problems and uses appropriate
judgment in deciding a course of action to handle difficult and
emergency situations without assistance. Compiles a variety of data
regarding animal control; issues warnings or citations as required;
coordinates a public relations program in order to foster public
awareness of ordinances regarding animal control and humane
treatment of animals and makes presentations to community groups;
may be assigned to work nights, weekends, and/or holiday shifts or
subject to call back work as needed; performs related duties and
responsibilities as required.
You are an ideal candidate if you are seeking a character-based
agency, and have these attributes:
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to recognize and apply alternative solutions to
problems, and make legal, logical and critical decisions in
emergencies while working in a stressful environment.
- Clear thought and ability to perform in critical
decision-making in emergency situations, while remaining
- Treatment of all people encountered, equally and with respect,
while seeking to understand another's view.
- Ability to thrive in a team environment that encourages
cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk,
responsibility, and reward.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
At the Monterey Park Police Department, we have created a place
where character counts; where performance and excellence are
celebrated; where input and ideas are welcomed to ignite
innovation; where you are family. We accept responsibility and are
accountable for our actions. We listen and learn. We invite and
inspire ideas. We help employees develop and grow, providing real
- Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
- Coursework in animal control or husbandry is highly
- Experience working with animals is highly desirable
- Valid Class C California's Driver's License
Candidates whose qualifications and experience best meet the needs
of the City will be invited to an oral appraisal interview. The
oral appraisal interview will evaluate the background and personal
qualifications of each candidate. Meeting the minimum requirements
does not guarantee an invitation to further testing.
First Review of Applications: June 2, 2022
Please visit www.montereypark.ca.gov to apply online and review
associated benefits. Applicants will receive communication through
NOTE: Successful completion of a pre-employment background and
physical examination including a drug/alcohol screen will be
required prior to appointment.
New hire candidates must show proof of full Covid vaccinations
prior to being hired. Limited exemptions may apply.
Open until filled. A completed online City application, including
any related education or training documents and certificates, must
be submitted through the online application system. Resumes may be
attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed
online application. Be sure to detail any education, training, or
other relevant coursework that would make you a particularly strong
candidate. Incomplete employment applications will not be
processed. Complete all requested information including the non
asterisk boxes. Recruitment may close at any time without
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