Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Job Opening-ACO-City of McKinney

  • 05 May 2016
  • 19 May 2016
  • McKinney, Texas



De St.Aubin

Animal Control Supervisor

City Of McKinney



Animal Control Officer

Salary  $33,880.35 - $41,503.35 AnnuallyLocation  Texas 75069, TX

Job Type Full TimeDepartment Code Compliance

Job Number 151600130Closing 5/16/2016 5:00 PM Central


$16.29 - $19.95 Hourly
$1,303.09 - $1,596.28 Biweekly
$33,880.35 - $41,503.35 Annually

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to enforce the city ordinance regarding animal control. Employees in this classification perform technical and skilled level work. Position is responsible for addressing owner responsibility; nuisance complaints; hurt, stray, or unwanted animals and wildlife. Enforces state laws pertaining to rabies.   Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

1.     Comply with all written City policies and procedures.


2.     Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.


3.     Responds to public on calls regarding: stray, hurt or unwanted animals or wildlife; loose livestock; and, removal of deceased animals.


4.     Responds to public on nuisance calls regarding barking dogs or unusual smells.


5.     Issues citations for ordinance violations.


6.     Responds to, and investigates, cases of cruelty to animals.


7.     Sets for traps for animals and appropriately handles animals once in possession.


8.     Enforces state rabies laws; educates and informs the public if rabies is detected or suspected.


9.     Works with the general public to provide information and education on animal control.


10. Assists with administering shots, euthanasia, and performing related duties.



1.   The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member  and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.

2.   Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.

3.   Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.

4.   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5.   Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

6.   Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.

7.   Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

8.   Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as city ordinance and the Texas Department of Health's Health and Safety Code regarding the enforce of the Rabies Act.

9.   Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

10. Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

11. Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.

12. Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as utilizing a snake tongs, restraint poles, traps, tranquilizer guns and syringes/needles (euthanasia).

13. The ability to pass a background, physical and drug screen.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. Requires Basic Animal Control and Euthanasia certifications, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Must have the ability to pass a physical appropriate to the physical demands of this position. Must possess and maintain a Class C Driver's License in good standing. This position requires being on call on a rotating schedule and must be able to respond to call outs within 30 minutes.May be required to receive rabies pre-exposure vaccinations.


Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.




Bi-Lingual (Spanish-English) preferred.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Between one and two-thirds of on the job time: Sitting; Talking; Hearing; Lifting and/or exerting force up to one-hundred plus (one hundred plus) pounds.

Under one-third of on the job time: Standing; Walking; Using one's hands to touch, handle or feel objects; Reaching with hands and arms; Climbing or balancing; Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; Tasting/smelling.

Special vision requirements include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Between one and two-thirds of on the job time: Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

Under one-third of on the job time: Exposure to: Non-weather extreme cold, heat, wet or humid conditions; Working in high, precarious places; Exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

AgencyCity of McKinney

Address314 S. Chestnut, Suite 102

McKinney, Texas, 75069.




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