Animal Care Officer job San Antonio Texas
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Animal Care Officer Job

Employer Name: City of San Antonio SpiderID: 9781246
Location: San Antonio, Texas Date Posted: 8/21/2020
Wage: Category: Pet Care/Animal Care
Job Code: 2020-00851
Number Of Openings: 5

Job Description:
Closing Date: 09/04/2020

For a complete job description and to submit your on-line application, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website. Resumes and/or letters of interest are only accepted as attachments to completed and submitted online applications. Only applications submitted through the City of San Antonio's on-line application process will be considered.
Note: While there is a posted closing date, the City reserves the right to close a position at any time. So, make sure you submit your application ASAP!


Under general direction, is responsible for apprehending stray, diseased, or dangerous animals. Investigates property to ensure compliance with animal control ordinances and laws and educates the pet/property owner of violations and issues warning notices or citations for violations. Exercises no supervision.

WORK SCHEDULE: Rotating Shifts and Days, Monday - Sunday; Day shift/7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Night Shift/13:30-00:00


Safely and humanely captures and transports animals including those that are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.
Immediately responds to calls for animal assistance from law enforcement agency staff standing by.
Responds to observed or reported emergency situations and animal law violations.
Investigates reports of animal bites and dangerous or vicious animals.
Documents field notes from investigation of pet/property owner and maintains accurate, thorough Daily Activity Log. Submits Log daily to supervisor.
Writes reports and records data on appropriate log/forms.
Counsels/educates citizens regarding responsible animal ownership/ordinance/law requirements (leash law, restraint, registration, animal behavior, etc.) Issues citations for violations; ensures complete and accurate information is documented.
Testifies in court.
Accurately and thoroughly enters animal information into software management system for each call responded to.
Properly cleans and maintains assigned equipment and tools to assure proper working order.
Assists in training new personnel.
Performs related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:
High School or General Education Development (GED) equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
One (1) year of animal control or animal handling experience.
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License or a valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas Resident.
Must possess the Texas Department of Health's Basic Animal Control Officer Certification or obtain within six (6) months of employment.
Must maintain Continuing Education Credits of 30 hours over each three (3) year period.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 1
Education Required: High School
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Linda Hawkins Company Type: Employer
Company: City of San Antonio
City: San Antonio
State: Texas
Zip: 78205
Web Site:

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