Enforces State and County ordinances regulating animal control within County jurisdiction. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Receives animals brought into the shelter by citizens and may assist Animal Services Officers with animals they bring in. Completes all entry of the animal data into Chameleon software to create the kennel card with information about the animal including location found, picture, description and vaccines given. Cleans all cages in accordance with shelter protocol. Bathes and grooms animals as necessary for health and promotion of adoptions. Provides food and water at specified times and as necessary, maintains clean and pest free food preparation area, food bowls and water dishes/buckets. Maintains cleanliness of the can free roaming area. Answers questions from potential adopters, rescue organizations, volunteers and the public regarding animal health and behavior. Staffs adoptions events at the shelter and at outside venues, includes bathing, grooming animals, transport of animals to the event location and turning animals to the shelter. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
High School Diploma/GED; No previous experience required. Kennel experience preferred. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials. Valid Texas Driver’s License with current automobile insurance. Basic Animal Control Certification may be acquired after employment. Required to work rotating weekends and holidays.
SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 4, $976.00 - $1,148.00 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at