Fort Bend County

Animal Services Officer - Animal Services

Job Locations US-TX-Rosenberg
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/15/2023 4:53 PM)
ID
2023-5517
Job Code
DJOB
# of Openings
1
Min Start Salary
USD $17.60/Hr.
Category
Public Health
Max Start Salary
USD $22.00/Hr.

Overview

Fort Bend County is ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.  We have capitalized on not only the creed of our location, but on the "quality of life" for our families to call home.  Our employees are the key to our success and the heartbeat of our foundation.  The diversity and inclusivity of our community is our strength and at the forefront of a workplace environment welcoming to all.  Live Here! Work Here!

JOB SUMMARY:

    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.

Responsibilities

  • Enforces Texas rabies control law and County animal control ordinances.  Issues citations if necessary. 
  • On-call 24/7 to make sure all emergency situations are handled in a timely manner. 
  • Investigates citizen complaints regarding injured animals or emergency situations. 
  • Responds to calls regarding animal bites, injured animals or emergency situation. 
  • Traps animals and delivers to kennel facilities. 
  • Maintains trucks as needed. 
  • Euthanizes animals when necessary. 
  • Assists Director and Assistant Director with situations that are not common in every day work. 
  • Files reports as required. 
  • Collects fees and makes change.
  • Recommends equipment expenditures. 
  • Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • No previous experience required.  One year Animal Services Officer 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. 
  • Basic Animal Control Education.  
  • Euthanasia Training by State Health Department completed within one year of employment. 
  • Bilingual preferred. 
  • Works rotating weekends and Holidays.

 

SALARY RANGE: $17.60 - $22.00 hourly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position

 

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs

 

 

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, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal  and local  laws, unless  such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

 

For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit www.fbctx.gov/comply

 

Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.

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