Job Details

Animal Services Officer I/II

Washington County, Hillsboro, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/31/2019

Have you considered continuing your career in the public sector within a municipal animal shelter? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County's Animal Services as an Animal Services Officer II.

Washington County Animal Services, located at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, cares for lost animals, finds homes for abandoned pets, licenses dogs, enforces animal cruelty laws and protects our citizens from dangerous animals. We work collaboratively with community partners throughout the Portland metropolitan area to ensure that everything we can do to prevent animals from needing our shelter is accomplished. Preventing animals from needing shelter is just as important as providing great care and help to the ones that reside here.

The Animal Service Officer (ASO) protects public health and safety by providing information supporting quality animal care and services. This position responds to complaints and supports local law enforcement agencies in enforcing state and local laws pertaining to the ownership, care, and treatment of animals. Success in this role requires outstanding critical thinking and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:
Animal Services Officer II:
Two (2) years of recent experience as an Animal Services Officer or related experience in handling, controlling, and caring for a variety of animals, to include large breed dogs; AND
Two (2) years of customer service experience in the previous five (5) years.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:
Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record, per Washington County policy.
Possession of certification as a Euthanasia Technician, valid in the State of Oregon.
Possession of FEMA certificates for Independent Study Courses IS-100.B and IS-700.A.
Possession of training certifications equal to two (2) separate modules of the National Animal Care & Control Association/Code 3 Associates National Animal Control and Humane Officers training curriculum.
Passing an in-depth background check.
Passing a post-offer physical abilities assessment prior to appointment in this position.

Animal Services Officer I:
One (1) year of experience as an Animal Service Officer; OR
Two (2) years of experience as an Animal Service Technician or related experience in a kennel, veterinary office, animal clinic, or comparable setting that involves the care, handling, or training of a variety of animals, to include large breed dogs; AND
One (1) year of customer service experience in the previous three (3) years.
Completion of at least one (1) year of technical training in veterinary assistance or a related program AND one (1) year of experience as an Animal Service Technician may substitute for the above requirements.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:
Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record, per Washington County policy.
Possession of certification as a Euthanasia Technician, valid in the State of Oregon, is required within six (6) months of employment.
Passing an in-depth background check.
Passing a post-offer physical abilities assessment prior to appointment in this position.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.washcojobs.org. This posting will close on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Complete details: http://www.washcojobs.org