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PUBLIC SAFETY – ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Full Time Position:  Must have a positive attitude toward animals.  Answers animal complaints and picks up, impounds or disposes of animals in accordance with the existing HSV Property Owners’ Association Policy and the laws of the State of Arkansas.  Must be a graduate of the Arkansas State Animal Control Association’s Basic Training Academy, or obtain certification within twelve months of appointment.  Must be able to demonstrate a minimum proficiency with department-issued firearms.  Requires valid Arkansas driver’s license and clean driving record with proof of liability insurance.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 26, 2018. E.O.E.

 

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Job Title:                Animal Control Officer

Department:           Public Safety

Reports To:            Chief of Police

FLSA Status:          non-exempt

Pay Grade:             03

Approved By:         Chief of Police

Approved Date:      11/7/17

 

Summary  Answers all animal complaints.  Picks up animals as required.  Impounds or disposes of animals in accordance with the existing Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association (HSVPOA) Policy and the laws of the State of Arkansas.  Requires a valid Arkansas drivers license and clean driving record with proof of liability insurance.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  1. Answer all animal complaints. Capture and shelter stray or nuisance domestic animals.
  2. Work closely with Arkansas Game & Fish officials, and others in the capture of nuisance animals.
  3. Prepare written reports on animal control activities. Submit activity summary each month.
  4. Responsible for all the care and maintenance of the animal shelter, shelter grounds, and all equipment.
  5. Assist law enforcement agencies, the State Health Department and citizens in matters of mutual concern.
  6. Facilitate the adoption of animals as allowed by HSVPOA policies and state laws.
  7. Collect fees and other charges as necessary.
  8. May be required to drive HSVPOA vehicle or personal vehicle while conducting HSVPOA business.
  9. Regular attendance is required.

 

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have a pleasant personality and be able to meet and work with the general public.  Must be a graduate of the Arkansas State Animal Control Associations Basic Training Academy, or arrange to graduate within twelve months of appointment. Must be able to demonstrate a minimum proficiency with department issued firearms.

Education and/or Experience  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or extensive training and work experience dealing with animals.  Must have a positive attitude toward animals.

Language Skills  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations.

Mathematical Skills  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration  Requires a valid Arkansas drivers license and clean driving record with proof of liability insurance.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

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