South Salt Lake Animal Services Officer position opening

July 9, 2019

P U B LI C N O T IC E

The City of South Salt Lake is accepting applications for the following position:

ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER

The Animal Services Officer works under the direction of the Urban Livability Manager; is responsible for controlling, sheltering and disposing of animals that threaten the health and safety of City residents. Assists the public at the front desk, both in person and on the phone.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  1. Controls City animal problems
    1. Picks up stray, sick, injured, dead, and dangerous animals.
    2. Responds to complaints concerning animal problems and animal attacks.
    3. Responds to reports of violations of animal control ordinances
    4. Prepares case information for court dispositions on various animal problems or violations.
  2. Operates and maintains City animal shelter
    1. Cleans and maintains animal shelter
    2. Euthanizes animals when necessary and ensures proper disposal
    3. Maintains records relating to shelter, euthanization, licenses, impounds, adoptions, animal pickup and ordinance control
  3. Coordinates with external animal control personnel and agencies on shared control problems.
  4. Provides assistance to public
    1. Answers and directs shelter incoming telephone calls
    2. Assists public with animal adoptions, impounds, etc.
    3. Provides research assistance to owners of lost animals
    4. Assists City visitors needing basic information
    5. May provide information or lecture about animal services community events/ meetings.
  5. Supports Code Enforcement and Community Connection activities; other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of animal capture, care, and disposal techniques; knowledge of animal shelter operations; knowledge of City laws and ordinances relating to animal control.
  2. Skill in the use of animal euthanasia equipment
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Skill in word processing, office machine usage and the operation of personal computers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met or will be encountered by an employee while successful ly performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands
and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, stand and walk. The employee
is occasionally required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, climb, balance, stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust
focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather
conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious
places and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job
description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of
the job change.
GRADE: 16

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $35,256.93 – $53,335.43 Typically hire at minimum CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled
MUST COMPLETE CITY APPLICATION

Resumes submitted without application will not be considered.

Application available on website at www.sslc.com and fax to 801-412-3276 or apply in person
CITY OF SOUTH SALT LAKE

220 EAST MORRIS AVENUE {2430 South)

2nd FLOOR

FINAL APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT TO AND PASS A DRUG SCREEN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER