The purpose of this classification is to perform general and specialized work functions associated with providing effective and efficient animal control along with enforcing state and local animal control ordinances, while supervising and overseeing the safety and security of the inmates assigned to animal control work detail.
•Advises the public regarding state and local codes and ordinances applicable to animal control activities; issues verbal warnings for violations of animal control laws and advises owners of their responsibilities.
•Transports inmates to and from correctional institution; enforces all work detail rules and regulations; maintains inmate discipline and a secure and safe environment during transport and while working detail.
•Supervises, observes, and monitors inmate activities on a continual basis while outside detention facility; takes count of inmates; evaluates trustee, and minimum and medium security inmate work performance.
•Opens and closes animal control facility; controls facility alarm system; secures gates and bunker.
•Investigates calls from citizens concerning animal control issues, such as potential animal abuse, animal bites, stray/nuisance animals, wild/dangerous animals, and injured/dead animals.
•Lifts and places animals in animal control vehicle.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Candidates may qualify with any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must pass and maintain (P.O.S.T.) Basic Correctional Officer Training certification within one year of appointment.