Job Post

Animal Control Officer

Company Name: City of Montrose Animal Services Department
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Location: City of Montrose
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Field

Animal Control Officer
$43,466.25 Annually
CO 81401, CO
Job Type
Police Department
Animal Services
Opening Date


Basic Purpose of the Job:
Under general direction, the Animal Control Officer shall uphold Animal Control regulations for the City of Montrose and assist at the Montrose Animal Shelter daily as needed.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds frequently, over 75 pounds occasionally. Must be able to participate in and successfully complete yearly physical fitness testing sponsored by the police department and/or the animal control department. Must be able to participate in physically demanding training sessions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and run. Must have the ability to perform relatively strenuous physical activities. Hand/eye coordination for operation of capture and restraint equipment and personal computer; vision for personal safety while performing essential job functions and reading and preparing written reports and documents; frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communications with employees and citizens. Frequent interruptions and noise while trying to perform duties. May include several hours a day of office and computer work. Exposure to outside elements while performing essential job functions and will have to drive in inclement weather. Can be physically and emotionally demanding. Officers are frequently exposed to chemicals while assisting at the animal shelter.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Respond to, investigate, and resolve citizen and neighborhood disputes and complaints of Animal Control issues in the City of Montrose and determine appropriate course of action.
2. Impound stray, vicious, nuisance and abandoned animals. Perform frequent directed patrols of public parks, large parking lots, and the cemetery. Dispose of all deceased animals from roadways.
3. Issue summons and complaints or penalty assessments to suspected offenders and prepare documentation for first appearances in court including appropriate sentencing recommendations. Prepare documentation for court trials and testify in court. Complete MIR’s and IR’s report narratives in a timely manner.
4. Actively participate in community policing projects and present educational programs for local civic organizations, schools and law enforcement agencies.
5. Assist at the Montrose Animal Shelter daily and as needed. This includes cleaning cages, answering phones, helping with adoptions, relinquishments, reclaims, intake health exams, daily medical treatment, euthanasia, entering impounded animals into shelter software, and completing associated paperwork when needed.
6. Assist with various shelter sponsored clinics and activities such as vaccination, licensing and spay/neuter clinics as well as tours and presentations. Transport adopted animals to local veterinary clinics.

Core Beliefs
Core beliefs are deeply held values and assumptions that guide individuals in the workplace. Core beliefs define how we do things. By establishing core beliefs, the City of Montrose is creating a common culture that shapes employee behavior in a positive and predictable manner. When these beliefs are shared, they create cohesiveness and mutual commitment in the organization and flexibility to changes as they occur.

Our core beliefs are centered on exceptional service and are based around treating our customers and fellow team members with dignity and respect. We value teamwork and recognize that we must continually strive to improve the customer experience. Every team member, regardless of job title, plays a part in creating a service environment and each are empowered to respond to the needs of our customers and teammates. We have six Core Beliefs: Respect, Ethics, Leadership, Accountability, Transparency, Excellence in Service (RELATE).

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Job Requirement:

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
• New hire animal control officers must successfully complete the mandatory twelve week field training program with the Field Training Officer.

Licensures & Certificates(must be active and current.)Certified Animal Control Officer from the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers, or the ability to obtain within one year of hire date.
Must become certified in ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 within one year of hire date
Must maintain State CAACO certification, Taser, Extendable Asp, and OC certifications.
Current Colorado driver’s license with acceptable record.

Supplemental information
All candidates are subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screen. The City of Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.