Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
This is technical animal control work enforcing laws pertaining to stray or injured animals. Work involves responding to animal complaints, issuing tickets for violations, appearing and testifying in court, and maintaining records related to bites, adoption, rabies certification and evictions. Employees may be assigned tasks of a similar or higher level classification to gain experience and training in preparation for advancement. Safety equipment such as safety glasses, reflective vest, gloves, steel-toed shoes, earplugs and other protective equipment may be worn.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK – (Specific Assignments will include some or all of the following)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Ability to lift heavy cages and animals.
Ability to operate city truck, catch-all-pole, net, tranquilizer gun, traps, long barrel automatic, typewriter, and leashes while performing essential functions.
Frequently exposed to dangerous work situations and orders.
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 50 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects such as animals and cages, packages, materials, etc. using up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The ability to maintain balance when climbing short ladders or stairs while carrying/moving.
The employee is primarily subject to indoor environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes. There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Police Chief or designee. The employee must make decisions regarding the safe handling of animals and deal with volatile situations. Work is assigned based on regular operations and calls for service. The employee is responsible for completing work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communications, meetings and feedback from the supervisor and from other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Additional guidance is provided through state statutes on animals, City ordinances on animals, standard operating procedures on animal control and Police Department manual. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standard.
The employee has regular contact with other City employees, the Police Department for back-up and referrals, other City and county agencies, citizens and volunteers regarding bite cases, evictions, injured wildlife, complaints or problems.
Structured Oral Interview -- Pass/Fail
Background Investigation – Qualifying
Psychological: Pass/ Fail
Pre-employment Medical Examination and Drug/Alcohol Screening -- Pass/Fail
2-Year Life ranked by Catergory
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).