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									Avondale, Arizona
                                                                                                                                  June 2002
Job Title:                     Animal Control Officer
Department:                    Police Department
Immediate
Supervisor:                    Animal Control Supervisor

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB:
Patrols the City for loose, vicious or unwanted animals. Enforces animal control ordinances and issues
license warnings and citations. Conducts criminal investigations for animal cruelty. Answers citizen
complaint calls.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties
performed by any single incumbent.

         Physical Strength
               Code                                          ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
   1               M               Enforces animal control ordinances and public health codes by patrolling the
                                   city for loose, animals, responding to complaints from public, and
                                   investigating reports of animal cruelty and code violations.
   2               M               Protects the general health of the community by responding to citizens
                                   grievances about stray animals or other animal threats, apprehending stray
                                   animals, and investigating animal bite cases.
   3               L               Documents general animal control activity by preparing complaint reports and
                                   issuing citations.




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JOB REQUIREMENTS:

                                                  JOB REQUIREMENTS
 Formal Education /                   Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational,
 Knowledge                            technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years
                                      of high school or equivalency.
 Experience                           Over one year experience as an Animal Control Officer. Vet Tech or
                                      Animal Aide experience preferred but not required.
 Certifications and                   Valid Arizona Operator’s Driver’s License required
 Other Requirements
 Reading                              Work requires the ability to read laws, statues, City codes, veterinarian
                                      records, animal medication dosages, and general correspondence.
 Math                                 Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as
                                      addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
 Writing                              Work requires the ability to write various reports including criminal and
                                      police, letters, memos, and general correspondence.
 Complexity                           Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work
                                      requires limited analysis.
 Interpersonal / Human                The incumbents in this position contact others within the organization.
 Relations Skills                     These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the
                                      City such as Code Enforcement which may be involved in decision making
                                      or providing approval or decision making authority for purchases or
                                      projects. In addition, these incumbents work with individuals outside the
                                      City who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with
                                      various state and federal agencies may also be required of the employee.
                                      Vendors and suppliers may also be called upon for information on
                                      purchases, supplies or products. Meetings and discussions may be
                                      conducted with customers and citizens. Employee must maintain regular
                                      attendance.


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Revised: 06/07/02
Grade: 4




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                                                                                                                                            June 2002
OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMANDS:
 Sedentary                      Light                          Medium                   X      Heavy                        Very Heavy
 S = Sedentary                  L = Light                      M = Medium                      H = Heavy                    VH = Very Heavy
 Exerting up to 10 lbs.         Exerting up to 20 lbs.         Exerting 20-50 lbs.             Exerting 50-100 lbs.         Exerting over 100 lbs.
 occasionally or negligible     occasionally, 10 lbs.          occasionally, 10-25 lbs.        occasionally, 25-50 lbs.     occasionally, 50-100 lbs.
 weights frequently; sitting    frequently, or negligible      frequently, or up to 10 lbs.    frequently, or up to 10-20   frequently, or up to 20-50
 most of the time               amounts constantly OR          constantly.                     lbs. constantly.             lbs. constantly.
                                requires walking or
                                standing to a significant
                                degree.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 C = Continuously               F = Frequently                 O = Occasionally                R = Rarely                   N = Never
 2/3 or more of the time.       From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.   Up to 1/3 of the time.          Less than 1 hour per week.   Never occurs.

This is a description of the way this job is currently performed; it does not address the potential for accommodation.

 PHYSICAL                      FREQUENCY
 DEMANDS                          CODE                                                        DESCRIPTION
 Standing                             F                Assisting public, issuing paperwork
 Sitting                              F                Deskwork, driving
 Walking                              F                Patrolling streets, to/from other departments
 Lifting                              F                Animals, up to 50 lbs
 Carrying                             O                Animals, large animal traps
 Pushing/Pulling                      F                Animals, snare pole
 Reaching                             O                Animals, radio, equipment
 Handling                             C                Animals, large animal traps, antiseptic cleaners
 Fine Dexterity                       O                Writing, computer keyboard
 Kneeling                             F                Animal handling
 Crouching                            F                Animal handling
 Crawling                             R                In small areas for animal retrieval
 Bending                              F                Animal handling
 Twisting                             F                Animal handling
 Climbing                             O                Stairs, ladders
 Balancing                            F                Animal handling, ladders
 Vision                               C                Driving, reading writing
 Hearing                              C                Communicating with personnel, public, and animals, radio work
 Talking                              C                Communicating with personnel, public, and animals, radio work
 Foot Controls                        C                Driving/patrolling




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   Avondale, Arizona
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   MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS:
   Radio, tranquilizer gun, rack for transporting large animals trap, snare pole, pager, cell phone, computer
   and related software

   ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
    D = Daily            W = Several         M = Several          S = Seasonally          N = Never
                         Times Per Week      Times Per Month


    HEALTH AND SAFETY                               ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS                                           PRIMARY WORK LOCATION

Mechanical                      D             Extreme                                     D                  Office
Hazards                                       Temperatures                                                   Environment
Chemical                        M             Noise and                                   M                  Warehouse
Hazards                                       Vibration
Electrical                      N             Wetness/Humidity                            S                  Shop
Hazards
Fire Hazards                    N             Respiratory                                 M                  Vehicle                              X
                                              Hazards
Explosives                      N             Physical Hazards                            D                  Outdoors                             X
Communicable                    D                                                                            Rec/Nghbrhd
Diseases                                                                                                     Center
Physical                        D                                                                            Other (see 2
Danger or                                                                                                    below)
Abuse
Other (see 1                    N
below)
   (1)
   (2)

   PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
   Bio hazard suit, rabies vaccinations, rubber gloves, antiseptic cleaners, bite stick

   NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    C = Continuously              F = Frequently                 O = Occasionally                R = Rarely                   N = Never
    2/3 or more of the time.      From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.   Up to 1/3 of the time.          Less than 1 hour per week.   Never occurs.

                               NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    Time Pressures                                                                              F
    Emergency Situations                                                                        O
    Frequent Change of Tasks                                                                    F
    Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime                                                            O
    Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously                                                    F
    Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team                                               F
    Tedious or Exacting Work                                                                    O
    Noisy/Distracting Environment                                                               F
    Other (see 3 below)
   (3)




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SIGNATURES—REVIEW AND COMMENT:

I have reviewed this job analysis and its attachments and find it to be an accurate description of the
demands of this job.




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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to
change as the needs and requirements of the job change.




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