SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Level I: $17.69 – $23.28 per hour, plus benefits package
Level II: $19.37 – $25.54 per hour, plus benefits package
FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled. First review: January 21, 2022
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Animal Control Officer I/II , Under general supervision, enforces County laws regarding stray, dangerous and nuisance
animals; promotes responsible pet ownership; investigates complaints, patrols assigned areas and captures animals; administers
the animal licensing program, including collecting and accounting for fees; performs related work as assigned. The major duties
of the job include:
• Investigates complaints from the public and other agencies regarding nuisance, stray, uncontrolled, dangerous, wild
or diseased animals.
• Conducts an initial investigation of complaints regarding animal cruelty.
• Processes animal bite reports and communicates with County public health staff regarding animal bite
investigations; investigates animal bites; arranges for animal identification and quarantine, as required.
• Promotes responsible pet ownership by explaining local laws, codes and ordinances relating to the care and control
of animals, filing of complaints, and policies of the shelter to the public.
• Issues citations for violations of applicable regulations; patrols incorporated areas in a County vehicle; issues
citations to dog owners with unlicensed or delinquent licensed dogs.
• Captures wild, stray and unlicensed animals for impounding; transports injured animals.
Testifies in court regarding citations and disposition of complaints.
• Releases impounded animals to owners and processes adoption by new owners.
• Assists other agencies and County departments with animal control and handling activities.
• Operates humane traps, mobile radios, and related animal control tools and equipment.
• Identifies symptoms of common animal diseases and recommends veterinary medical care, isolation or destruction.
• Maintains records and prepares daily reports of work performed.
• Promotes the animal licensing program by collecting fees and issuing licenses in the field and in the office.
• May conduct and/or attend special programs to promote animal licensing and vaccinations.
• Acts as liaison with the local humane society for contract animal shelter services.
• Must maintain the powers of an Animal Control Officer as outlined in Penal Code 830.9.
• Perform related work as assigned.
Animal Control Officer I:
One-year experience in the care and handling of domestic, farm and ranch animals.
Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade. Supplemental college level coursework in animal control, animal
behavior, public relations, law enforcement or related field is desirable.
Animal Control Officer II
This is an advance journey level class in the Animal Control Officer classification. The Animal Control Officer II is
expected to perform all of the same duties as an Animal Control Officer I, but are expected to solve routine problems
without assistance. May advance to an Animal Control Officer II without further competition with two (2) years’
experience as an Animal Control Officer I for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office or three (3) years’ experience
performing duties equivalent to an Animal Control Officer.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
Must successfully pass an extensive background check and drug screen.
Licenses and Certifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record throughout
An application may be obtained from the Personnel Office listed below or by visiting our website at
http://www.co.lassen.ca.us. Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to
Susanville to sit for an interview.
HOW TO APPLY:
It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the minimum
qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a required Lassen County application to:
Lassen County Personnel Department (530) 251-8320
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130
Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants.
Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel Department prior to the filing
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or
authorization to work in the United States.
A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference
checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the
Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive
screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination.
This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied,
and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.
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