CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 170
Established: 12/84
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 4

DOG CONTROL OFFICER 2

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, to investigate, impound, care for and dispose of animals in accordance with State and County laws and regulations; to exercise working supervision over employees engaged in the field enforcement of dog control laws and in the operation of the County animal shelter; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Dog Control Department enforces State and County laws governing the treatment, control, impounding, licensing and disposition of dogs in the community.

The Dog Control Officer 2 exercises working (lead work) supervision over the Dog Control Officer 1, and the Dog Shelter Attendant. This is a non-supervisory classification distinguished from the Director of Dog Control who exercises administrative supervision of the entire Dog Control Department. The Dog Control Officer 2 is distinguished from the lower level Dog Control Officer 1 who responds to complaints and enforces ordinances and has no working supervisor (lead work) responsibilities.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assigns tasks and monitors the work of the Dog Control Shelter Attendant and the Dog Control Officer 1, as directed by the Director of Dog Control.
  2. Answers complaints concerning animals and takes appropriate action; explains State and County laws, ordinances relating to dog control and licensing to the public.
  3. Patrols an assigned area; transports and impounds dogs not in compliance with ordinances/laws; investigates animal bites and quarantines dogs; transports sick, injured or dead dogs to the kennel.
  4. Issues violations notices; issues dog licenses; assists the public in claiming or adoption of dogs.
  5. Maintains accurate activity and inventory reports and records of all dogs impounded.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Laws, regulations and policies relating to dog control; canine diseases and injuries; methods and techniques of canine care and handling; methods and techniques of supervision; reporting and recordkeeping.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; comprehend and explain the laws and regulations governing the licensing, quarantine and impounding of animals; deal courteously and effectively with the public; safely operate a motor vehicle; exercise effective leadership and working supervision over subordinates; prepare reports and keep accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires the incumbent to respond in the community during all weather conditions and some exposure to sick or frightened dogs; typical work involves lifting moderately heavy (50 pounds) objects of awkward shape and size.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.