• Animal Control Officer

    City of Portales
    Job Description
    Animal Control Officer
    City of Portales
    575-356-6662 ext. 1, option 3
    This position is responsible for maintaining Animal Control in accordance with City ordinances and departmental rules and regulations.  Work includes patrolling City streets enforcing City Codes as they relate to Animal Control, locating and capturing stray animals, maintaining the animal pound, feeding and caring for quarantined animals, and pickup and disposal of dead animals.  Position is also responsible for performing humane euthanasia of animals.  Work involves an element of personal danger due to unknown condition of stray animals.  Other duties include preparation of reports and maintenance of pick-up vehicle.  Employee will be responsible for issuing notices, writing criminal citations, and testifying in court.  Applicant must be willing to attend and successfully complete certification courses in Animal Control and humane euthanasia of animals.
    High school diploma or GED is required.  Previous experience in the care and control of animals is  desired, but not required.  A current, valid New Mexico Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record is required.
    Applicant must pass a background investigation including work history, criminal records, driving records and other records deemed necessary.  Must also pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screen administered by a City-designated facility.
    Position has an excellent benefits package of comprehensive medical, retirement, paid leave and incentive pay.
    First review of applicants is 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 23rd, then bi-weekly thereafter.  Position to remain open until filled.  Applicant must submit required application to Human Resources at City Hall, 100 W. First Street, Portales, NM  88130 or online at http://www.portalesnm.gov/topic/index.php?topicid=67&structureid=20
    The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.
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