DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Serve as assistant to the Animal Control Manager and assume charge of the shelter in the absence of the manager. Incumbents must utilize a knowledge of the principles of supervision; a thorough knowledge of animal diseases, sanitation, care and treatment; State laws, County ordinances, city codes and ordinances, and their enforcement; departmental procedures regarding the impoundment, treatment and sheltering of domestic and wild animals; the placement of stray or abandoned animals; and courtroom and hearing procedures.
Essential Job Functions
Reviews the workload in progress at the Animal Care Center/Shelter and in the field; revises priorities and deployment of personnel as necessary to ensure compliance with departmental practices and procedures.
Reviews field reports and citations prepared by Animal Control Officers for completeness and accuracy, makes necessary corrections, and refers reports to higher-level personnel, as required.
Makes shift inspections of Animal Care Center/Shelter facilities and equipment for conformance with regulations and procedures pertinent to sanitation, feeding, care and quarantine of animals; initiates correction by the Animal Care Center/Shelter staff or refers the problem to higher-level personnel, as necessary.
Reviews the more-complex cases involving enforcement of animal control regulations which are likely to require knowledge of court decisions or intent of the law.
Conduct staff training using departmentally approved material for Animal Care Center/Shelter personnel on such subjects as animal care, ordinance intent, loading livestock and capture of animals, as requested.
Reviews and assesses the performance of staff; prepares performance evaluations.
Assists and advises Animal Control Officers with enforcement and investigative problems; supervises or performs captures requiring the use of a tranquilizer gun.
Four years ofpaid experience enforcing animal care and control laws, including the investigation of violations and court prosecution for an animal control/regulatory agency. One year of the experience must have been at the level of Animal Control Officer III* for an animal control/regulatory agency - AND -
Possession of certification indicating successful completion of training program per California Penal Code Section 832**.
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential function.
A valid California Class B Driver License may be required.
4 - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience, and training
based upon application information weighted at 30%
and an interview
covering job preparation, supervision, work skills, analytical & decision-making abilities, adaptability & dependability/reliability and interpersonal/oral communication skills weighted at 70%
Candidates must receive a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
This position requires lifting of extremely heavy objects. Physical fitness for this position will be determined in the medical examination.
Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Successful candidates are subject to a criminal history fingerprint search prior to final appointment.
DISQUALIFYING FACTORS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Certain job-related misdemeanor convictions.
Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations; suspended license; failure to appear; driving under the influence.
Illegal use of a controlled substance.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Animal Care and ControlCare Centersthroughout Los Angeles County.
The names of successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible Register for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:
* Experience at the level of Animal Control Officer III refers to experience serving as lead Animal Control Officer by assisting in the operation of an Animal Care Center/Shelter and in enforcing State, County, and City codes and ordinances governing animal control functions such as animal care, field enforcement, shelter maintenance, licensing, and related assignments.
** A copy of a P.C. 832 Certificate - (Penal Code Section 830.9 required training in order to issue citations and service warrants for Animal Control Officers) must be attach with
the application at the time of filing
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
All information is subject to verification.
We may deem your application not acceptableat any time during the examination and selection processes.
We may close this examination without prior notice.
File using ONE of the methods below:
We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and receive notification of your progress by email.
We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on the last day of filing.
If you are unable to attach required documents, you may **** within fifteen (15)calendar days of filing. Please include the exam number and exam title.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON:
We must receive your completed applicationat the address below by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on the last day of filing. PLEASE NOTE THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
Human Resources Office
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time
COUNTYOF LOS ANGELES INFORMATION:
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Department Contact Email:
ADA Coordinator ****
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