Experience Less Than 1 Year
An Animal Management Officer I is an entry-level position, responsible for performing a variety of duties involved in the enforcement and communication of Animal Management policies and procedures throughout the County. This position reports directly to the Animal Management Supervisor in the Community Safety and Wellbeing Division.
Examples of Duties for Success
- Patrols county streets, roads, and highways; captures and impounds unlicensed, stray, and unsheltered animals; removes dead animals from roadways.
- Snares animals in a net, with rope, or other devices; cages and secures animals in Animal Management vehicles; supplies food, water, and care to detained animals; notify owners of impounded animals.
- Identifies and records breed and gender of animals.
- Investigates complaints concerning animals creating nuisances and takes appropriate action; writes reports.
- Responds to calls regarding animal bites; quarantines animals for rabies observation. Investigates reports of animal abuse; issues warnings and citations for violations of ordinances; testifies in court.
- Examines dog licenses for validity; issues warnings or summonses to delinquent owners.
- Inspects and maintains cleanliness of Animal Management vehicle; washes and cleans cage area to prevent the spread of odor and disease.
- Performs wildlife euthanasia as directed; disposes of remains.
- Examines detained animals for illness or injury; delivers animals to the veterinarian for medical treatment.
- Available to be on call to work stand, holidays and after hours. Assists in Educational Programs, including school visits.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Ability to multitask in an ever-changing work environment.
More Qualifications for Success
- Minimum of 1 year of experience working with the public and in the interpretation of rules, laws, or procedures including investigating allegations, conducting research, and resolving complaints, concerns or conflicts.
- 6 months of hands-on knowledge working with animals preferred. This may include animal control, kennel, and/or grooming.
Education and Training:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
License and Certificates:
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
- Within 2 years of hire must obtain Agent Certification from the Bureau of Animal Protection from the State of Colorado.
- Must pass a criminal background check conducted by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office that will also include a Motor Vehicle Record check.
- Must maintain appropriate permissions and/or clearances through regular background checks