EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Now Hiring Animal Enforcement Officer
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2017
performs protective service work in the field
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring an Animal Enforcement Officer. The job is full time and the starting salary is $14.63 per hour.
Under general supervision, performs entry-level protective service work in the field, enforcing laws and ordinances relating to animal control. Work includes interacting with the general public, enforcing laws and apprehending and impounding animals.
Position Duties: The tasks below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
• Responds to complaints concerning animals running at large, cruelty to animals, injured animals, animals creating a nuisance and animal attacks on humans and other animals. Responds to complaints that involve livestock, wild stock, exotic animals and domestic animals.
• Investigates alleged animals bites to humans or domestic animals, including checking for current rabies vaccinations, quarantining animals, ascertaining rabies symptoms or potential symptoms and releasing animals from quarantine.
Handles animals that are in violation of County ordinances, which are often dangerous, vicious and/or wild, and impounds them as necessary.
• Issues warnings and citations to owners of animals in violation of County ordinances and supports those citations in County Court.
• Handles, transports and cares for injured and healthy reptiles, including marine turtles, poisonous snakes, crocodilians and exotic reptiles. Handles, transports and cares for injured and healthy mammals, including felines and mustelids (e.g.: badgers, ferrets, skunks, otters, weasels).
• Provides emergency first aid to animals prior to veterinary examination. Performs euthanization of animals, as required, and performs decapitations for rabies examination. Disposes of dead animals picked up in the field.
• Picks up and transports injured wildlife to rehabilitation centers.
• Prepares investigative reports that may be introduced as legal evidence.
• Sets and services animal traps in the field and removes captured animals for relocation or transport to holding facilities.
• Drives animal transport vehicles, winch truck and pickup trucks while patrolling assigned areas of the County.
• Interacts routinely with citizens concerning animal problems, often under stressful conditions.
• Maintains County animal transport vehicles, ensuring cleanliness and adequate supplies.
• Performs related work as required.
• Dependable and punctual attendance is an essential function of this job.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED and one year of work experience with animal maintenance, animal husbandry or animal enforcement OR one year of experience in law enforcement.
Additional qualifying education which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.
Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and must not have a record with felony conviction.
Physical requirements: Must be able to physically control highly active/aggressive animals, potentially weighing in excess of 80 pounds, using available equipment. Ability to walk, stand, bend, stretch, kneel, stoop, reach and climb frequently.
This class is subject to weekend work and 24-hour on-call on a rotational basis. Must successfully complete a 40-hour minimum standard training course approved by the Florida Animal Control Association, per Florida Statue, Chapter 828, Section 27 within six (6) months of appointment.
Must successfully complete a criminal and driver’s license background investigation. Must not have a record with felony conviction. In the event of a hurricane, major storm, natural or man made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be expected to work.
This position requires a pre-employment medical certification and must pass a psychological examination.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriff’s Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
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