Close Date: Feb 14, 2013
Salary: $16.75 - $20.48 Hourly
NATURE OF POSITION
The Animal Control Assistant at the Animal Shelter performs a variety of non-sworn police work and will work approximately 25 hours per week. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the operation of Shelter facilities including explaining City regulations and taking action when necessary; driving a City truck or van; responding to and investigating animal related reports such as bites, cruelty and endangerment cases; monitoring quarantines and vector control notifications; responding to sick, injured, aggressive and deceased domestic and wildlife animals; transporting animals to veterinarians for emergency treatment; assisting with trapped animals; locating owners of impounded animals; conducting pro-active patrol; writing citations; updating computer systems; and assisting officers when needed. The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and communication skills.
To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain these would be:
- Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school, and;
- One year of animal care and/or animal control experience and responsible service-oriented experience dealing with the public.
- Ability to perform computer data entry and routine typing with speed and accuracy.
- Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Willingness and/or ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends; work on an on-call basis; work irregular duty assignments; operate computers, wear a uniform and safety equipment; work outside in inclement weather; work under undesirable and hazardous conditions; conform to department grooming standards; work alone; attend educational sessions as required.
To be considered, candidates must submit a completed City of Alameda Job Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Applicants will be screened and evaluated based on the information provided. Those best qualified, on the basis of this review, will be interviewed and considered for employment by the Police Department.
Candidates considered for appointment must pass a job related medical examination and successfully pass a background investigation. Incumbents must demonstrate a state of physical and mental health consistent with the ability to perform assigned duties and must be free from animal related allergies or immobilizing fear of animals causing the inability to perform all prescribed functions.
1. Apply ONLINE at http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/City-Hall/Job-Opportunities
2. Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501
Applications must be filed no later than closing time on the last date to apply. No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
Benefits are not available for Part-Time Employees.