Animal Services Technician
Salary: $33,700 + DOE with a 5% increase at the end of a successful 6-month probation period. Excellent benefits package including 401-K.
General Definition of Work
Performs protective service work in the enforcement of state statutes and ordinances regulating the keeping of animals within the Town, and related work as required. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Police Lieutenant.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Patrols the Town and enforces state and Town animal ordinances; investigates complaints and picks up stray animals; disposes of dead animals; takes apprehended animals to the shelter; returns animals to owners.
Rescues trapped, lost or injured animals; gives immediate medical assistance to injured animals; transports injured animals to veterinarians; euthanizes animals if necessary.
Traps stray or homeless animals; issues citations for violations of animal control ordinances including leash laws, noise ordinances, cruelty, failure to register, invalid rabies vaccination, etc.
Investigates reports of animal bites, and enforces laws requiring confinement of animals for observation.
Investigates cases of cruelty to animals and recommends appropriate action; takes wounded animals to veterinarians.
Issues appropriate warnings and citations; testifies in court when necessary.
Operates transport vehicle and animal handling equipment; sets traps and cages to collect wild and vicious animals.
Feeds, waters, and checks on well being of animals being held in shelter.
Provides information to the public regarding ordinances and regulations; registers animals.
Prepares reports and keeps appropriate records.
Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the control, handling and protection of dogs and other animals and fowl; general knowledge of the geography of the Town; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to recognize rabies symptoms and some knowledge of the methods and procedures to be followed; ability to deal tactfully with the general public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to
Huntersville Police Department
9630 Julian Clark Ave.
Huntersville, NC 28078
The Town of Huntersville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.