Tuesday , February 7 2023

Fontana City Jobs – Animal Services Officer

Website City of Fontana

Job Description:

Animal Services Officer (ASO) is another “face of the Fontana Police Department.” This is a uniformed position that works a 10-hour shift, both in the field or in the office. Driving an assigned work vehicle, you will communicate using the in-car computer or in-car radio during your shift to respond to and complete calls for service. ASOs assist citizens and officers after being trained in methods of interacting with an array of animals. ASOs are entrusted to work on their own, within a team environment, and to communicate with the public in a productive manner. Writing detailed reports, testifying in court, and being on-call are all requirements of the position. Th


Job Responsibilities:

  • Patrol assigned areas of the City in City vehicle; capture wild, stray, and unlicensed animals for impounding; remove and transport dead and injured animals; under emergency conditions, destroy dangerous or grossly injured animals in the field using euthanasia procedures or arrange for proper destruction.
  • Investigate complaints from the public and other agencies regarding animals that are stray, uncontrolled, abused, dangerous, wild or diseased; investigate animal bites, arrange for proper identification and quarantining; approve and monitor home quarantine of biting animals in accordance with regulations.
  • Explain laws and regulations to the public relating to the care and control of animals, filing of complaints, and the operations and authorities of the animal shelter.
  • Issue citations and warning notices for violations of applicable regulations; investigates problems through interviews and evidence collection; testifies in court regarding citations and monitors disposition of complaints.
  • Assist other agencies and City departments in animal control and handling, including searches, evictions and other emergencies.
  • Operate firearms, humane traps, mobile radios and related animal control tools, equipment and devices.
  • Identify symptoms of common animal diseases and recommend medical care, isolation or destruction.
  • Advise, counsel and instruct others in animal behavior and handling; may make educational presentations.
  • Assist other Animal Control staff and City staff; instruct in field practices and animal care and handling procedures as needed.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare and submits investigative reports and daily activity reports; collect evidence on animal related cases; complete daily activity logs; and refer cases for prosecution given continued problems.
  • Handle, capture and control animals humanely and effectively under stressful or emergency conditions.
  • Safely operate assigned vehicles.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.
  • Effectively operate computer hardware and related software.
  • Perform any other tasks or functions deemed necessary to the daily operations of the employer.

Job Requirements:

  • Possession of, and continuously throughout employment, a valid California driver’s license; Possession of, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, a P.C. 832 in the use of firearms, search and seizure, and arrest practices; and a Euthanasia Certification.
  • Two (2) years of experience in the care and handling of animals which also included significant public contact work.
  • Graduation from an accredited High School or GED is required and the completion of Level I and II courses in animal medical care, handling and treatment as sponsored by the State Human Academy or a comparable training program is preferred.

Job Details:

Company: City of Fontana

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Fontana, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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