City of Toronto

Toronto

Animal Care and Control Officer 2

Ongoing
Competitive
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

 

On-Going Opportunities Description

Please Note:

Although there may not be current vacancies, your resume will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as an Animal Care and Control Officer 2 within our Municipal Licensing & Standards Division.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Promotes responsible pet ownership through the delivery of animal services programs to the public, including field and shelter services
  • Carries out field inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with animal services programs and as they relate to municipal, provincial and federal legislation and advises the public on animal control legislation and by-laws
  • Responds to public inquiries, investigates complaints and requests for service with issues relating to animal services programs
  • Enforces legislation through commencement of proceedings under the Provincial Offences Act
  • Prepares reports and maintains records
  • Attends court and gives evidence on behalf of the City with respect to animal services matters
  • Provides humane and skilled capture, handling and restraint of wild and domestic animals, including sick and injured, both in the shelter and in the field/community
  • Transports animals to shelter or as directed to other locations
  • Provides daily care of animals in custody including, sanitary living conditions, feeding, watering, grooming, etc. and observing and reporting health and behaviour conditions. Administers animal health requirements, assists and/or performs euthanasia, and if required, assists in sterilization clinics
  • Provides services including animal intake, claims, searches, adoptions, registrations, etc., including handling of receipt transactions
  • Utilizes computer systems and other information and communication technologies related to animal services
  • Maintains animal service equipment and vehicle in a clean, sanitary and organized fashion
  • May be required to operate a pathological incinerator
  • Participates in the delivery of public education programs and animal services events, etc.
  • Performs other duties at this wage grade level or lower
  • Performs work in a safe, efficient and courteous manner

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Successful completion of a recognized course in animal care at the community college level (e.g. Animal Health Technician/Veterinary Technician) and significant technical experience working directly with animals or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Knowledge of and experience in the application of relevant policies, court procedures, regulations and legislation pertaining to animals (e.g. Municipal Code Chapter 349, Dog Owners' Liability Act, etc.).
  3. Experience in the use of a computerized records and data management system (similar to Chameleon) and standard PC applications (Word and Excel).
  4. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and must have or shall be required to obtain required City permit for assigned vehicle(s) and equipment.

You must also have:

  • Must be able to foster and maintain good public relations and customer service with the general public and be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations in relation to the job
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making/problem solving capacity.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Must possess good oral and written skills.
  • May be required to do shift/overtime and weekend work in conformance with the Collective Agreement.
  • Required to be immunized against rabies and have a yearly titre to determine immunity level and if needed, receive booster vaccinations.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts (day, afternoon, night, weekend and holidays) and standby as required
  • Ability to lift objects (weighing up to 20 kgs)

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

How to Apply