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Animal Control Attendant

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Reviewed Date: May 30, 2017

Original Author: 
MTAS
Date Created: 
Sep 26, 2002


Subjects:
Animal control
Police--Personnel
Personnel--Classification

Animal Control Attendant

Summary: 
Job description for the position of Animal Control Attendant.

Knowledgebase-Animal Control Attendant

ANIMAL CONTROL ATTENDANT



DEFINITION:

The employee is responsible for the care of animals located in the animal shelter. Duties also include other support services to include clean up of the shelter and accounting for revenues from housing and selling animals under the general supervision of department head where they are assigned. Instructions to the employee are generally specific; however, some independent judgement is used in completing tasks.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION:

The employee will occasionally operate a light duty vehicle.
Telephones and calculators are used in performing daily tasks.
Work is generally performed indoors at the animal shelter; some tasks are outdoors in all weather conditions.
The employee is exposed to loud noise, bites and scratches from animals, and may be exposed to tobacco smoke.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

Feeds animals at the shelter.
Cleans and disinfects pens and cages.
Puts animals to sleep using euthanasia equipment.
Answers questions by telephone regarding status of animals.
Releases animals to owners.
Accounts for cash received from housing and selling animals.
Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public.
Must intermittently sit, stand and stoop.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
(Any one position may not include all of the listed duties or duties which may be performed)

Assists animal control officer place cages.
Responds to animal control complaints when the animal control officer is not on duty.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of animal care and hygiene.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to carry out simple oral instructions.
Ability to safely handle animals.
Ability to feed and care for animals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have valid driver's license in State of Tennessee.
Must have enough math to calculate expense and make change.
Must pass drug screen by licensed physician.
Must comply with City's "Weight Control Policy."


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