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Consider working for an organization where all employees are passionate about what they do and truly care about their organization's mission. That's what people find at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. Since every staff member has some interaction with the public, we strive to hire enthusiastic people who not only consider themselves animal lovers, but also "people" people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
If interested in any of the positions listed below, please print our Application for Employment, complete all sections, and return it via postal mail, along with a cover letter, to:
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Attn: Human Resources
12 Airport Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401
You may also email or fax your application and/or resume with a cover letter to:
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Last updated: June 4, 2013
Animal Control Officer
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Reports to Animal Rescue & Control Division and the Captain of the Animal Rescue & Control department. Professionally testify in court or at other animal related hearings when necessary. Promote humane attitudes toward care and treatment of animals by education and example. Answer questions and advise the public regarding animal welfare issues, ordinances, quarantines, adoptions, other animal laws and related issues.
Patrol assigned areas within San Mateo County in a patrol vehicle using safe driving practices. Pick-up stray animals, rescue and/or relocate animals in distress in a safe and humane manner. Locate, quarantine and observe animals for symptoms of rabies. Pick-up and remove dead animals. Assist in euthanasia or euthanize animals as necessary. Prepare reports and maintain daily work records in appropriate forms. Operate a 2-way radio in a professional manner. Maintain the patrol vehicle in a clean and orderly manner, stocked with the necessary equipment. Maintain vehicle and equipment in good working order. Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
- High School graduate and at least 18 years of age.
- Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record
- Must complete an extensive background investigation, including felony check and psychological examination.
- Must successfully complete a course in 832 PC (law enforcement course) within one year of employment as an officer
- Must be able to perform assigned duties as required.
- My have a pleasant personality; good verbal and written communication skills
- Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public, fellow employees and volunteers.
- Must be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals
- Must show maturity and good judgment; perform the job in a professional manner and work effectively under pressure
- Able to work effectively without close supervision
- Must be able to lift 50lbs from ground to waist
- Keyboard skills and/or computer literate
- Pleasant in nature, can work well with others, and team player
Dealing with possible unruly, vicious and dangerous animals and impounding the same safely and humanely; possible hostile public; operation of a vehicle under all types of weather/road condition, heavy and fast-paced workload; possible exposure to parasites and infectious disease; strenuous activity; must be willing to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays and standby.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation starts at $15.60/hour plus a six month increase. This is a union position. Medical and retirement benefits are available to eligible employees.