Animal Services Officer

  • Part Time
  • Vaughan, ON
  • 44.23 to 47.56 CAD / Year

Website https://www.vaughan.ca/ City of Vaughan - Vaughan, ON

https://www.vaughan.ca/

Position Overview

Responsible for monitoring compliance with by-laws related to animal control in the City of Vaughan, and any contracted municipality, including identifying, investigating and reporting offences; and enforcing such by-laws in accordance with applicable legislation/regulations, as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience

• Successful completion of a two (2) year College Diploma in Veterinary Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities; Veterinary Technology or combination of animal-related experience with law enforcement diploma.

• Minimum two (2) years related animal control experience and experience within enforcement processes as it relates to animal control, municipal, and provincial legislation

• Good organizational and report writing skills, accompanied with computer literacy.

• Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills

• Ability to work independently as well as within a team

• Sound judgment and service excellence in dealing with the public and animals

• Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff

• Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agencies and organizations

• Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the City’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies.

• Successful candidates(s) will be required to submit a clear Vulnerable Screening Criminal Record Check (issued by an accredited police service), prior to commencing employment.

• Valid non-probationary Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence, in good standing

• Expected to work independently in the field a majority of the time, wear a uniform and protective personal equipment(PPE)

• The successful candidate is required to work at/report to and from various locations as assigned, both within and/or outside of the City of Vaughan boundaries (for example, but not limited areas in York Regions such as King City, Richmond Hill)

• Ability to be on standby and respond to a company-issued cell phone during standby hours outside of the office

• Ability to work rotating shifts including weekends, late evenings, early mornings and ability to be on standby.

• Availability to work outside of normal business hours, as required and in accordance with the Collective Agreement

• Ability to lift and move animals or objects weighing up to 100 lbs.

• Exposure to people who may be impatient, angry or unpredictable; dealing with complaints

• Moderate physical activity/output required for the apprehension of animals

• Exposure to changing and potentially adverse weather conditions throughout year due to inside/outside work environment, mainly in the field

• Eligibility to become a member of the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer’s association considered an asset.

To apply for this job please visit cityofvaughan.njoyn.com.

In this section

How do I become an RVT

Whether you are an Ontario student or internationally trained graduate, learn about the five steps it takes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Job Board

Search through Ontario’s #1 source for animal healthcare jobs. New jobs are posted daily.

RVT Registry

The official Registry of Ontario’s Registered Veterinary Technicians. All RVTs in good standing can be found in this searchable Registry.