Animal Control Officer

DATE: 3-11-03

JOB TITLE: Animal Control Officer
DEPARTMENT: Police
DIVISION: N/A

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief of Police

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High School degree. Valid Minnesota driver’s license. Must have or develop a working knowledge of animals as to breeds, habits, temperaments, and other associated factors relating to animal control.

NATURE OF WORK: To handle complaints involving animals, patrol the City for animal violations, maintain a sterilized kennel, and feed and care for animals impounded.

WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

I. To investigate complaints involving animals in such a manner as to eliminate the probability of further complaints.

A. To provide 24-hour coverage through telephone, answering machine, and pager.
B. Provide acceptable replacement during times of absence.
C. To be polite and courteous in dealing with the public so as to encouraging their cooperation.

II. Routine patrol of City

A. Impound animals in violation of City Ordinances.

III. Maintain sterilized kennel

A. Care and feed animals held in kennel facility.
B. Clean kennel facility and equipment.

IV. Dispose of unclaimed animals in a humane and acceptable manner.

V. Maintain records of all animals impounded including dispositions of animals, services rendered, fees collected and citations issued.

A. Provide monthly reports to Chief of Police and City Council.
B. Provide any supplemental reports as requested.

VI. Provide a clean vehicle for patrol and impoundment.

A. Vehicle shall have “animal control” displayed on both doors.

VII. Provide feed and supplies for impounded animals.

VIII> Provide a minimum of $300,000. liability insurance.

IX. Perform other related work as apparent or assigned.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:

I. Meets with citizens on a daily basis regarding animal control in a polite and courteous manner.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:

I. Must possess a valid State of Minnesota driver's license.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:

I. The contractor may use, but not be limited to the operation of the following:
vehicle, telephone, trapping devices, fax, personal computer, and calculator.

WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:

I. Hours may vary. Position is contracted with the City of Owatonna.

II. The position is subject to the full range of climatic conditions found in
southern Minnesota.
 

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the contractor is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The contractor is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The contractor must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.