DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Provides paramedical treatment to animals in Los Angeles County animal care center/shelter facilities.
Positions allocable to this class are characterized by their responsibility for independently providing paramedical treatment to animals, providing more complex medical treatment under the direction of a licensed veterinarian, and assisting in the maintenance of animal health care programs within County animal care center/shelter facilities.
Incumbents must exercise a knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy, techniques of administrating medications and treatments to animals, general surgical procedures and equipment used in animal health clinics, inventorying and maintaining pharmaceutical supplies and equipment and principles of disease control. They must also have the ability to handle and care for animals in a humane manner.
Essential Job Functions
Conducts physical examinations to determine the nature of illness, injury, and abnormality.
Administers medications and immunizations orally and by intramuscular, intravenous, and subcutaneous injections, as prescribed by a veterinarian.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Assists veterinarians in surgery, assuring that monitoring and support equipment such as cardiac monitors, scopes, and breathing apparatus are operable.
Renders emergency treatment to animals; determines need to send animal for private veterinarian assistance in the absence of the animal care center/shelter veterinarian.
Maintains inventory of all pharmaceutical, equipment, and supplies.
Maintains records of all animal treatment or disease investigations.
Assists departmental personnel in investigation and retrieval of animals in the field by anesthetizing or euthanizing animals when necessary.
Assists public health veterinary unit staff in zoonosis activities including decapitation of rabies suspect animals for brain tissue testing.
Provide limited technical direction to animal control personnel an animal health matters.
Maintains effective relations with other County Departments, outside Agencies, and the public.
Scans for and applies microchip and other special identification media.
No training or experience required.
A valid Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate issued by the California State Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine.
The requires license MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
3 - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weights over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
A copy of the Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate must be submitted at the time of filing.
In order to receive credit for an Associate's degree in Animal Science or higher, you mustupload a legible copy of your official transcript or degree from the accredited institutions with your application at the time of filing.
Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc . (AICE).
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on 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 required lifting of heavy objects. Physical fitness for this position will be determined in the medical examination.
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 eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Animal Care and Control.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on their examination will be added to the Eligible Register and unless appointed, will appear in order of their score group for a period of at least six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than every six (6) months.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applicants are required to submit a standard Los Angeles County Employment Application ONLINE only to be considered for this examination. Paper applications and/or resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of online applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to online applications.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.
Applications will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in person.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you clearly show that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS . Please fill out the application completely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education and/or experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, and dates completed. For each job held give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, your role, level of involvement, independence, size of organization, complexity, and level of accountability surrounding your experience, and salary earned.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ONLINE (via electronic submission) BY 5:00 PM (PST) on the last day of filing. APPLICANTS WHO SUBMITTED THEIR APPLICATIONS AFTER THE FILING PERIOD WILL BE REJECTED AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.
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APPLICANTS MAY UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (i.e. official transcripts, diploma, etc.) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING OR ANY TIME DURING THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.
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within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include your name, the exam number, and exam title.
All applicants MUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage during the selection process.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REVISE THELICENSE REQUIRED INFORMATION, CERTIFICATE REQUIRED INFORMATION, SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, ACCREDITATION INFORMATION,APPLICATION AND FILINGINFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LASTSIX MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER.
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