|$22.38 - $27.96/hour; $3,879.20 - $4,846.40/month; $46,550.40 - $58,156.80/year
|Health and Human Services
|1/27/2023 08:00:00 AM
|7/31/2023 5:00:00 PM
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn, California (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
Roseville, California (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
Tahoe, California (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
|Additional Forms Required
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)
Since building a new and state of the art animal care facility in 2016, Placer County Animal Services has expanded lifesaving programs and community services, resulting in a live release rate of 94% in 2022. Placer County Animal Services cares for nearly 3,200 animals per year and responds to almost 9,000 calls for services. Animal Control Officers play an integral role in delivering critical services to the Placer County community using education, outreach and enforcement aimed at assisting both pets and their owners. If you are interested in contributing to the success of an animal welfare organization with progressive goals, this might be the perfect fit!
*Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits.
NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to review the minimum qualifications section of this job posting prior to completing an application. Applicants should note that this position requires possession of a certificate showing successful completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Course, the P.O.S.T. training requirements for Penal Code 832, Module A, Firearms Training, or P.O.S.T. equivalent training course within twelve months of employment. Information regarding P.O.S.T. certification can be accessed by clicking HERE.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:
*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.
The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To explain and enforce laws and ordinances pertaining to the humane treatment and control of animals; provide for and promote public safety in the prevention of rabies and other communicable diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans; conduct public education and outreach regarding the humane treatment of animals and animal control laws; and respond to animal related emergencies.
This is the entry level class in the Animal Control Officer series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
Receives immediate supervision from a Supervising Animal Control Officer and technical and functional supervision from an Animal Control Officer II and a Senior Animal Control Officer.
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: No experience is required. Experience in the care and handling of domestic, farm and/or ranch animals is preferred.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Required License or Certificate:
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.