The Animal Control Officer will perform animal care and control work for the City of South Bend. This is a municipal animal law enforcement position and will have the capability of writing citations for violations of Chapter 5 of the South Bend Municipal Code. The work involves patrolling assigned areas of the City to enforce animal control ordinances and related laws, rules, and regulations. The employee is expected to carry out daily assignments, follow through on animal care matters, and use independent judgment and training when taking appropriate actions in dealing with standard recurring situations. This field position will work extensively with the public and has less prolonged animal handling than internal positions. The employee will be expected to document, investigate, and at times may to appear in court as a secondary or primary witness to animal welfare crimes. Euthanasia is required of this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Respond to and answers complaints regarding nuisance, abandoned, and neglected animals, wild and domestic.
• Pick up confined, injured, unwanted, and deceased animals; captures stray, wild, and domestic animals.
• Conduct general investigations in cases of animal care and control problems.
• Initiate the set-up procedures for animals brought into the shelter.
• Enforce city, state, and federal laws regarding animal control and care.
• Maintain clean and sanitary equipment, vehicles, and building.
• Feed, waters, and clean up after the animals in the shelter.
• Conduct new pet adoptions, and enforce the City’s pet license program.
• Serve as a backup when needed in office to clean kennels or attend to animals daily.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Answer phones, assist customers, and perform other duties as requested.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.