City of Garland, TX

Animal Services Officer I

1 week ago
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Animal Services
USD $15.54/Hr.
USD $19.25/Hr.
Target Hiring Range
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category

Position Summary

Responsible for the protection of the public from zoonotic diseases and animal bites, as well as investigate nuisances caused by animals.  Responsible for enforcing animal related city ordinances and state laws throughout the community and providing care for animals and assistance to customers at the animal shelter.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Inspect and issue permits to animal care facilities and stores, enforce animal related city ordinances and state laws regarding rabies control and animal cruelty.
  2. Respond to citizen requests concerning stray animals, nuisances or other animal issues.
  3. Apprehend stray animals and impounding lost and injured animal.
  4. Investigation and inspection of animal nuisances including bites and animal cruelty and issue citations and notices to owners for the mistreatment of animals.
  5. Enforce animal related city ordinances and state laws regarding rabies control, animal registration, animal cruelty and animal care inclusive of inspection of various facilities.
  6. Assist in the daily care of impounded animals, including feeding, cleaning, and providing hygienic conditions.
  7. Assist Veterinarian with animal evaluations, treatment and preparation.
  8. Perform procedures such as drawing blood and administering animal injections which includes: humane euthanasia and performing basic health tests.
  9. Assist citizens in recovery or adoption of animals in shelter.
  10. Preparation of reports and other pertinent documentation.







Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • 1 year in service related work
  • 60 college credits or;
  • 3 years of Active Duty military


 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work load
  • Ability to work under moderate stress
  • Basic understanding of animal welfare
  • Basic writing ability/skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team




Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Department of State Health Services Basic Euthanasia Certification or ability to obtain within 4 months of hire
Basic Animal Services Officer or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment responding to calls for service in the field. Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Minimal shelter work required. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. Frequent interaction with dangerous animals.


Customer Service
Managing Conflict

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Up to and including 1 year of work experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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