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Animal Control Officer

Company: Government jobs
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:


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Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, include the responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics listed below. This list of responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Under close supervision, the Animal Control Officer performs animal control services to protect the residents, citizens and visitors of Hays County. This position patrols the County to assure all animal control laws are being followed and reports any suspicious circumstances. The work involves addressing a variety of problems and situations. This position affects the operation of the Sheriff's Office, which may include the well being of the citizens of Hays County. This position must have a strong work ethic, meet deadlines, have good attendance, be punctual, be reliable, have honesty, integrity, moral turpitude, and have a proper attitude.

Individuals in this position serve at the pleasure of the current elected official.


  • Captures diseased and dangerous animals to comply with ordinances for safety of the public
  • Prepares monthly reports relative to their duty assignment. Performs related public service activities such as providing animal control and regulation information in person to homeowners associations or other public meetings, setting traps and picking up animals
  • Teaches animal awareness to citizens and children
  • Assists citizens in resolving animal control complaints
  • Issues citations as appropriate
  • Exceptional skill in the safe operation of power tools
  • Proficient skill in project management
  • Proficient skill in workload management
  • Proficient skill in supervision
  • General skill in oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations
  • General skill in interacting with people in all levels of the organization
  • General skill in written communications for administrative and technical purposes
  • General organizational skills
  • General skill in expressing oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Loads and transports captured animals to local animal shelters
  • Investigates cruelty to animal complaints (livestock, fowl, and other wild or domesticated animals)
  • Impounds animals that appear to have been mistreated
  • Maintains County vehicles and associated tools and equipment in clean and operable manner
  • Transports animals to local veterinary offices as needed
  • Requires the employee to be able to render credible testimony in any court proceeding to include Justice Courts, County Courts, District Courts and any U.S. Federal Court
  • Performs other duties as assigned Education and/or Experience

    • Requires High School diploma or equivalent
    • Prefer experience working with and around animals Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

      • Must be able to pass the National Animal Control Association test within (1) one year
      • Class C TX Driver's license
      • Must successfully complete the On the Job Training program

        We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

        Part-time employees who work less than 30 hours per week over the course of a year, receive some benefits on a pro-rated basis.

        To learn more details, visit our benefits page.

Keywords: Government jobs, San Marcos , Animal Control Officer, Other , San Marcos, Texas

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