Job Of The Week > Animal Control Officer
Gila County Animal Care and Control needs to fill one vacant position on the small staff. Salary ranges from $27,987-$38,483 depending upon experience and qualifications.
Read the complete job description HERE
Could this job lead to a career?
John Castaneda, Animal Care and Control’s Program Manager, has 27 years on the job; starting as a temporary officer, earning promotion to manager. “Without a doubt, my favorite part of the job is when lost animals are reunited with their owners, and when the efforts of our staff are successful and stray dogs find new homes,” said Castaneda, a lifelong Globe resident.
“The job offers a good mix of indoor work at our office and animal shelter, balanced with opportunities to be out patrolling all the unincorporated areas of Gila County – investigating reports of stray or injured dogs, helping neighbors resolve nuisance animal issues -- enforcing county laws. On any given day our staff might investigate reports of animal neglect or cruelty, barking dogs and nuisance complaints. We need job applicants who can competently interview local residents when they call us with a report – and should have basic ‘people skills’ to talk with dog owners and help amicably resolve neighbor disputes. Animal Control Officers also write reports, issue citations and prepares court documents. Less frequently we need to collect specimens to be submitted to the state lab for rabies tests. And yes, there’s office work too: selling annual dog licenses, renting traps – cleaning and disinfecting vehicles, kennels and equipment.”
As of last week Gila County was hiring for nearly 36 jobs,
from Globe to Payson, Young and Star Valley.
Complete job descriptions and applications are at gilacountyaz.gov; from the dropdown menu click ‘Human Resources,’ then ‘Employment’, then ‘Employment Opportunities’