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Job Responsibilities : Animal Control Officer

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Company : City of Oxnard

Location : Oxnard, CA 93030 US

Educational requirements : High School

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The City of Oxnard’s Animal Safety Department is now hiring an Animal Safety Officer. The Animal Safety Officer will maintain public safety by implementing animal licensing laws and humane care regulations while on patrol. The Animal Safety Officer will work with the community and provide exceptional service when dealing with the community their pets and dead animals.


  • Rescuing trapped animals
  • Investigating cases of animal cruelty
  • Responding to calls for service reference dead animals
  • Educating the public with animal safety rules and regulations
  • Providing expert testimony in court cases
  • Writing incident reports.

Payroll/Classification Title:

Animal Safety Officer


Receives close supervision and specific direction regarding assignments and deadlines.


This classification is distinguished from the Animal Safety Officer Senior in that it provides routine animal safety control animal care and transportation and City patrol to identify and address violations.

WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work week is Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and alternating Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm. Depending on the work assignment staff may be assigned to a shift that is outside the standard work hours. In addition this position may be required to be available to work additional hours in response to peaks in workloads and changes in department needs. This position may also have you on call on your off days. This position is governed by the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.

Essential Functions

This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the Department.

  • Responds to calls for service and investigates aggressive animals and/or animal bite reports; gathers details and information related to incident; documents information and determines need for animal transportation and/or quarantine.
  • Patrols the city for violation of animal ordinances; transports stray/loose or injured animals; reviews vaccination information; identifies violations and issues notices or citations to animal owners.
  • Responds to animal nuisance complaints and investigates violations; contacts animal owners; determines appropriate actions to resolve issues; replies to reporting individuals.
  • Investigates animal cruelty reports; interviews witnesses and gathers information and evidence; collects and transports animals as required; testifies in court as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains work-related documents records and reports.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Possess sufficient experience in dealing with the public to explain and enforce animal control rules and regulations by having at least one year of customer service experience.


  • Successful completion of a police background investigation may be required with requirements determined by the City of Oxnard.
  • A Basic Law Enforcement Certificate (Penal Code 832) must be obtained within one year of appointment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid class C California driver’s license.
  • Must be able to speak and understand English to effectively communicate with fellow employees customers and vendors.
General Information


  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions if required.
  • Upload resume cover letter proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state see my resume or see my personnel file are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time part-time and temporary assignments.
There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy within the Police Department.

Selected candidate(s) must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

NOTE: For most positions the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office/Google) and web-based enabled tools therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance effective communication skills and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

Employees are required to participate in the City’s direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

This position requires a 12 month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100 all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race color religion sex national origin age marital status medical condition disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with you. Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify please contact DHS. 888-897-7781

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment please contact
Annette. or (805) 200-5448.

Retirement Contributions:
New members (as defined by PEPRA) 2% @ 62; Classic members 2% @ 55. The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.

Vacation Time:
Full time employees accrue vacation time at a rate of 4.08 – 7.77 hours per pay period based on years of service.

Sick Time:
Full time employees accrue sick time at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.

Bilingual Pay:
A regular full time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $50.00-$125.00 bi-weekly depending on the level the employee is required to provide bilingual services as determined by the City Manager or designee.

Educational Incentive:
For positions that do not require a Bachelor’s Degree the City offers an educational incentive award of 2.5% for employees that complete 30 work-related college semester units above the minimum education requirements for the position.

Health and Dental:
Employees can choose from a variety of medical plans provided by the City. The City’s contribution to medical coverage is outlined below:

Level One – For employees hired before January 1 2023 the City contributes $1543.00 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $74.21 per month toward dental insurance premiums. Employees will receive cash back if the medical plan they choose is less than the City’s monthly contribution of $1543.00 per month. Employees who waive medical insurance will receive cash back in the amount $1243.00 per month provided they provide proof of other qualifying coverage. Any unused dental premium monies are paid to the employee. If employees hired prior to January 1 2023 make any changes to their health plan they will be placed in level two.

Level Two – For employees hired on or after January 1 2023 the City will contribute $1774.00 towards medical insurance premiums with no cash back. Employees who waive medical insurance will receive $500.00 per month cash back provided they show proof of other qualifying coverage. The City will continue to provide $74.21 per month towards dental insurance.

Life Insurance:
City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.

Deferred Compensation:
The City contributes 1% to a deferred compensation program.

Tuition Reimbursement:
Full-time employees receive reimbursement of educational expenses including the costs of tuition registration fees laboratory fees and books at a rate of 50% for work related coursework up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year.

The City observes 12 holidays per year

$38697.15 – $65941.20 Annually
Oxnard 93030 CA
Job Type
Full Time
Job Number

12/29/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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