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Company: City of Monterey Park
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Position

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 calm.
  • 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.

    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 feedback.


    • Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
    • Coursework in animal control or husbandry is highly desirable
    • 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 to apply online and review associated benefits. Applicants will receive communication through email.

      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 notice.

Keywords: City of Monterey Park, Monterey Park , ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER, Other , Monterey Park, California

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