Interested individuals must come to the Human Resources Office to complete an application for the position between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Friday or online at the Pulaski County website at www.pulaskicounty.net. The Human Resources Office is located in Suite 100 of the Pulaski County Administration Building - 201 S. Broadway, Little Rock.

POSITION:                            ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER II

                                          This position is open to County employees and the General Public

POSITION NO:                            002

STARTING SALARY:              $25,430 - $28,442

DEPARTMENT:                            ANIMAL SERVICES (3820)

This position is designated as a safety sensitive position pursuant to Arkansas Act 593.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY/FUNCTION:              Responsible for the investigation of all complaints of stray animals/disturbances, issuing of warnings and/or citations for violations of the Pulaski County Animal Control Ordinance, and apprehension and impounding of stray animals; responsible for the investigation of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect and assistance in the enforcement of the animal cruelty law. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

-         Receives calls from public reporting suspected animal cruelty or abuse.

-         Investigates reported animal neglect, cruelty, or abuse cases by field investigation, interviewing of owners and witnesses, and inspection of animals.

-         Researches records from public agencies, property records, PAGIS mapping system, etc. to attempt to identify animal ownership as necessary.

-         Completes reports summarizing conditions found and determination of abuse; discusses results with animal owner.

-         Confers with supervisor to determine if a case will be submitted to Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

-         Explains animal cruelty law to public; explains case required for domestic animals and livestock.

-         Performs follow-up inspections to ensure animal care instructions have been followed.

-         Conducts on-site investigations concerning complaints and violations of Pulaski County Animal Service Ordinance.             

-         Issues warning and/or citations to citizens for violations of the ordinance.

-         Apprehends stray animals or animals who have bitten someone by using a trap or snare pole as needed; uses a tranquilizer gun, if necessary to subdue the animal.

-         Conducts quarantine impoundments and follow-up observation; relays information concerning status of animal to bite victims and medical staff.

-         Completes daily reports for each investigation made describing the location, complaint, and action taken; submits to supervisor.

-         Explains the animal control ordinance, animal cruelty statute, and all applicable regulations governing the ownership and care of pets to the public.

-         Picks up dead animals utilizing appropriate safety and disposal methods.

-         Cleans and inspects vehicle for proper working order on a regular basis.

-         Testifies in court when needed concerning animal cruelty cases, citations issued, violations of ordinance, or other related issues as needed.

-         Documents usage of tranquilizer drugs; reports documentation of usage to the provider of chemical capture drugs; maintains usage documentation records and attaches documentation to animal call response report.

 

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-         Ensures abuses animals receive all necessary medical testing and care to address conditions if resources are available.

-         Performs other related duties as required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties performed regularly in an outdoor environment with exposure to all types of weather conditions.  Duties involve occasional contact with aggressive animals.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of high school or GED equivalency; considerable experience with animal control, animal care or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.

 

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the following pre-employment requirements:  drug screening, criminal background check, traffic offense check, sexual offender check, and a pre-employment job related physical examination by appropriate licensed agencies.

 

Employees will be subject to random drug testing.

 

OPEN DATE:   11-07-2018                                                                                                    CLOSE DATE:  11-21-2018 (5:00 p.m.)

The Human Resource Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.

 

Please Note:  Applications will not be accepted after the Close Date.  A selection will not be made until the Close Date and all applications have been received by the selecting official.

 

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