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Animal Services Officer
at Mesa County
Performs the duties of the Dispatcher, Kennel Technician and Officer within the Animal Services facility as assigned. This position is intended to assist in all areas of Animal Services operation..
(The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Mesa County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
While in uniform, responds to citizen requests for assistance and initiates law enforcement activity necessary to insure compliance with Colorado, Mesa County, and City of Grand Junction animal control laws.
Performs humane euthanasia according to established training and protocols.
Assists and advises the public as they adopt, redeem, and/or release animals and completes necessary paperwork. Helps citizens problem solve animal control issues and complaints in a proactive, professional fashion.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent plus some training in animal control or law enforcement and two (2) years experience working with the public and one (1) year experience working with animals.
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 100 pounds.
Must be able to pursue, capture and control a wide variety of different animals in a variety of settings and weather conditions..
Work is often in a standard office environment, but also includes extensive driving, walking and field work in the community in any type of weather conditions.
Noise level is generally moderate to high, however can experience short-term, high decibel levels requiring hearing protection. May be exposed to communicable diseases.
Must be available for shift work, overtime and pager/on-call day and night. (on a rotational basis).