Animal Control Officer (& to establish a list)
$15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
MI 48226, MI
Certified-Regular Civil Service
6/20/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
Under immediate supervision, promotes public safety and health; enforces ordinances; protects pets and citizens through education and intervention; communicates with other governmental agencies; captures, handles, transports and cares for animals of Detroit at the Detroit Animal Care and Control facility.
Examples of Duties
Enforces City of Detroit animal control ordinances (Chapter 6 of City Ordinances).
Patrols designated areas in a vehicle, responding to calls from the Detroit Police Department, United States Postal Service, Mayor's office, citizens and visitors of Detroit.
Assists in determining basic body condition, identify injury or illness, identify sub-standard living conditions or other legal violations and documenting observations to aid in warrant process or evidence collection.
Performs proper disinfection cleaning of enclosures, care areas and surfaces, bowls and dishes, bedding, and cleaning supplies.
Operates a variety of communications equipment including two-way radios, multi-line phone systems, iPad/tablet computers, and computers.
Administers vaccines or medication to animals per DACC training
Provide humane handling of animals per DACC policy, participate in continued education on animal handling techniques including advanced handling techniques for fractious or injured animals.
Performs euthanasia or assists with handling during euthanasia
Prepares specimens for rabies testing
Provides customer assistance to citizens in person and over the phone looking for lost animals, including but not limited to completing various forms and logs regarding animals brought into the shelter.
Provides customer service and processes fees associated with licensing and fines.
Provided citizens with resources and education about proper animal care, husbandry, relevant city ordinances and state laws.
Investigates complaints regarding violations of city animal control ordinances, provides documentation of these investigations.
Prepares and completes required log sheets or run reports and enters data in to a software system using a computer.
Maintains cleanliness and reports equipment damage
Completes additional tasks necessary to provide care to animals and ensure Animal Care and Control facility and equipment in a state of good repair.
High School graduation or G.E.D. and one year experience in caring for animals?
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be a Certified Animal Control Officer by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, having completed and submitted 100 hours of training.
Applicants must be Certified by a Michigan State Licensed Veterinarian to perform euthanasia by injection, or willing to become certified in euthanasia by injection within one year of hire.
While performing kennel-related duties, the employee is frequently required to lift up to 40 lbs without assistance, restrain or control aggressive animals, sit, stand, walk, run, and move freely. The noise level may be quiet or very loud. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the employee may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals, animals, and situations in the course of performing duties.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
Oral Appraisal - 32.5 (Minimum) - 50% (Maximum)
Evaluation of Training, Experience, Personal Qualifications (TEP) – 32.5 (Minimum) - 50%
Total of Oral Appraisal & Evaluation of TEP= 65% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)
Military Service: 1-15 Points.
Domicile Credit: 15 Points.
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT RESUME WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.
City Employees Benefits Summary
The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.
Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.
Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.
Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.
VACATION and LEAVE
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve
City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.
Other Leave Policies
The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,
City Employees Retirement System
As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.
Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.
Have a successful career with the City of
Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.
Are you a Certified Animal Control Officer by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, having completed and submitted 100 hours of training?
Do you possess a High school diploma or GED?