Animal Services Officer I - #495594

City of Irvine


Date: 10/14/2021 17:00 PM

City: Coto de Caza, California

Salary: $48,152 - $75,754 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Do you aspire to apply your passion for public service in the City of Irvine, nationally-ranked for safety, educational institutions, business enterprises, and quality of life? Then join our collaborative and dynamic workforce with the Irvine Police Department.



The City of Irvine seeks an Animal Services Officer I to educate and enforce the laws governing the care and keep of animals.



The Animal Control division is staffed seven days a week. The selected candidate must be willing to work various shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays.



All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.



This position receives a Hazard Stipend of an additional $900/year since this position will work in arterial roadways. Certain requirements/restrictions may apply.



Your Impact



  • Investigate animal related crimes, write reports, book evidence. Initiate appropriate corrective action.
  • Conduct inspections and respond to calls and complaints.
  • Issue warning and citations to enforce state and local laws.
  • Educate citizens about the laws and regulations.
  • Collect sick or injured wildlife and impound the animals.
  • Clean and maintain the animal control vehicle and cages utilized to transport animals.
  • Find additional information in the Animal Services Officer I job description.

Best Fit
  • Experience in an animal handling environment. Understands the signals of behavior and animal handling.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service focus and understands and upholds the core values of the Irvine Police Department.
  • Experience as an Animal Services Officer is desirable.
  • Investigations and trial experience is ideal.



Minimum Qualifications
  • Equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Two years’ experience in public safety activities, community service or in the caring and handling of animals, OR one year experience working in the field as an animal control officer, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Requires a valid California driver's license.
  • 832 P.C. certification preferred.



The City


Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.



Your Team

The Public Safety Department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, Youth Services, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Irvine is committed to a full community oriented policing concept that interfaces closely with all segments of the community.



The Process

The selection process may include an examination and background investigation prior to appointment. All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process. This includes, but is not limited to, the review of: legal documents, police and driving records, credit profile, motor vehicle insurance, vehicle operation, prior employment records, and performance reviews. Information about the public safety background process may be found at our Police Department Employment page.



This recruitment may establish an eligibility list to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.



Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.

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