POSITION SUMMARY: Provides rescue services and medical care to animals in illness, traumatic or cruelty situations. Assists other emergency agencies by performing a range of tasks including complex animal rescues, cruelty investigations, evidence collection at suspected crime scenes as well as medical stabilization and transport of animals in distress. Shift: 10 hrs, 4 days/wk including weekends and possibly overtime.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls to pick up and transport sick and injured stray animals.
- Perform physical exam and stabilize animals that have been involved in traumatic situations; scan for microchip and record all findings.
- Administer treatment to injured or ill animals in the field.
- Behavior assessments on scene with appropriate use of restraint with an emphasis on soft handling techniques.
- Extensive documentation of case history, behavior observations and medical assessments in shelter software.
- Prepare animals for veterinary examinations by notating the animal's full history, medical condition upon arrival on scene and any treatment and/or procedures performed on the animal.
- Respond to, investigate and follow up on animal cruelty complaints. Collect evidence, take photographs, scan in relevant records and provide thorough documentation in shelter software.
- Prepare formal reports for police departments and prosecutors.
- Testify in court for civil seizure and criminal proceedings.
- Maintain clean (in/out) vehicles; restock supplies as needed.
- Clean and disinfect vehicle kennels/crates after patients are transported.
- Carry out public relations responsibilities with the public and media personnel.
- Train new Field Officers on proper procedures and company guidelines.
- Euthanize animals in a safe and humane manner.
- Complete officer training as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma/GED.
- Successful completion of an EAMT assessment with a passing score of 75% or greater within six months of start date.
- Successful completion of the Physical Assessment test will be required annually to maintain employment.
- Experience as Humane Officer, Animal Control Officer, Police Officer, or Military Police preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of Arizona Revised Statute Title 13, and animal related portions of Titles 3 and 11.
Language Skills: Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.
Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License.
Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular attendance is required. Access to reliable transportation.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. He/she will occasionally work at heights and be expected to do some climbing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds to a height of four feet. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Typical work environment will be out of the office, working in the field.