$36.21 - $46.22 Hourly
04/22/2021 05:00 PM PDT
The Animal Control Unit is part of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (DPS). Being fully integrated in DPS allows Animal Control Officers unique access to resources to work safely and efficiently with access to additional databases and resources such as address, animal, and criminal history. Assistance from Crime Scene Investigators and the Division of Investigations and Community Services, as well as additional DPS equipment can be involved when appropriate.
Under general supervision of a Senior Community Services Officer, performs a wide range of field and office duties in support of the care and control of domestic and non-domestic animals, the investigation of cruelty, neglect and dangerous animals, and the enforcement of codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to animals; and performs related work as required.
The position of Animal Control Officer is a fully qualified journey-level non-sworn classification. This classification differs from the Senior Community Services Officer in that the Senior Community Services Officer is a supervisor. This classification is further distinguished from Public Safety Officer in that the Public Safety Officer is a sworn classification.
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position performs duties in a field environment, subject to inclement and variable weather conditions such as wet, heat and cold, as well as occasionally working with caustic cleaning chemicals. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when meeting with the public and conducting investigations. The need to lift and control animals weighing up to 100 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
An Associate's degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public safety, emergency management, public administration or a related field; AND
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.
Possession of a certificate of Humane Academy completion, such as issued by California Animal Control Directors' Association.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 (postmarks or faxes are not accepted).
Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's website at www.sunnyvale.ca.gov, click on JOBS. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral exam scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).
Candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.
Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, psychological assessment, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.
INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION
Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e., copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).
Positions in this job classification are represented by Local 21 IFPTE/ Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), religious creed, color, sex (includes gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, family relationship, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.
505 West Olive Ave., Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94086