Community Service Officer/Animal Control

Annual Salary: $49,434 – $60,087

The final application deadline is 5 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The City of Ripon is a family-oriented community located along the Stanislaus River in San Joaquin County, with a population of approximately 15,000. The Ripon Police Department is looking for energetic, highly detailed and effective Community Service Officer with the essential functions of Animal Control to join our team. The successful candidates will be committed, conscientious, and motivated to help people and provide good customer service. We welcome all eligible applicants to apply for this rewarding career opportunity.

 

THE POSITION:

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Lieutenant, this classification is distinguished by its responsibility for performing a wide variety of duties not requiring sworn field and law enforcement personnel including the development and implementation of crime prevention programs, and encourage community members to participate in community wide programs.  An employee of this classification will perform animal control duties including impounding animals, transportation of animals to veterinarian care, enforces laws regulating animal possession, care, control and ownership.

 

EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:

  • Develop and implement a wide variety of crime prevention programs.
  • Organize community members to participate in city wide programs.
  • Prepare and present educational, public information and related programs and presentations.
  • Conduct tours of department facilities.
  • Assist in directing traffic at traffic accidents and special events.
  • Learn, interpret and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Maintain records and files; prepare reports and other written materials.
  • Enforce non-moving vehicle laws and regulations.
  • Write parking citations, identify and remove abandoned vehicles.
  • Assist with the collection of evidence.
    Investigate complaints concerning animals and take appropriate action.
    Issue citations for violations and may be required to testify in court or at an administrative hearing.
  • Respond to requests and complaints of loose animals, barking dogs, animal bites, allegations of abuse or neglect, or other animal control related activities.
  • Investigate complaints concerning animals and take appropriate action.
  • Locate, contact, and release animals to owners.
  • Locate, remove, and transport deceased animals of all sizes.
  • Ensure the well-being of animals during transport and temporary holding on City property by providing food, water and other basic essentials.
  • Locate, apprehend, and impound stray, sick, abandoned, diseased, and dangerous animals, poultry, and livestock.
  • Identify injured or sick animals and transport to appropriate facilities for further treatment.
  • Quarantine potentially dangerous animals.
  • Euthanize animals.
    Process animal licensing requests and maintain records.
  • Enforce animal control regulations to ensure compliance with State laws and City ordinances.
  • Issue citations for violations and may be required to testify in court or at an administrative hearing.
  • Safely operate rifles, shotguns, and tranquilizer equipment to capture or humanely euthanize animals, as necessary.
  • Maintaining the Animal Shelter including the sanitization of the animal control vehicle, cages, equipment and areas used to transport and hold animals.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Basic principles, practices, procedures, and terminology used in law enforcement and crime prevention.
  • Modern office equipment and procedures, including CLETS.
  • Basic interviewing methods and techniques.
  • Common animal diseases; applicable City and State laws along with codes and regulations.
  • Safe and humane methods and techniques of animal collection, impoundment and quarantine.
  • Practices in animal care and treatment.
  • General office practices.
  • Report-writing.
  • Procedures for proper maintenance and sanitation of equipment and facilities.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Accurately maintain records and files.
  • Prepare related reports and other written materials.
  • Develop, coordinate, implement and promote a variety of crime prevention programs and projects.
  • Gather information and complete reports.
  • Prepare and present educational, public information and related programs and presentations.
  • Conduct tours of department facilities.
  • Assist in directing traffic at traffic accidents and special events.
  • Enforce non-moving vehicle laws and regulations.
  • Write parking citations.
  • Identify and remove abandoned vehicles.
  • Assist with the collection of evidence.
  • Quickly exercise independent judgement and initiative within established guidelines and with minimal direction/supervision.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Possession of high school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the care and handling of animals.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRMENTS:

  • Individuals must pass a background investigation, psychological/physical exam, pre-employment drug and alcohol test, and a hearing evaluation prior to hire.
  • Must live within a 35 mile radius of the City of Ripon upon completion of the probationary period.

 

BENEFITS:

The City of Ripon provides medical, dental, vison and life insurance and benefits to all full-time employees and their dependents, The city provides 10 vacation days at 1 year of service, 15 days at 4 years, 20 days at 14 years and 25 days after 25 years of service. Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 8 hours per month with unlimited accumulation. The City of Ripon offers 13 holidays per year.

 

SELCTION PROCEDURE:

Applications are screened for completeness and minimum qualifications. Once screened, qualified candidates will be invited back to participate in the interview process.

 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following:

  • City of Ripon Employment Application
  • Resume

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For further information, contact Elizabeth Forks at (209)599-0271 or by email at gro.nopirfoyticnull@skrofm.

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