Animal Law Enforcement Officer Level I
full-time - non-exempt - Northern Division (Douglas County and Centennial, CO)
Actively pursues the knowledge and skills that will enable the employee to perform the duties and responsibilities of an Animal Law Enforcement Officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Sincere interest in the mission, vision, values, and goals of The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) and Animal Law Enforcement Department.
- Complies with all Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) policies and procedures and training guidelines.
- Communicates clearly and professionally in person, over telephone and over radio.
- Responds to calls for service regarding public safety, health, and welfare of animals.
- Performs direct animal handling in a humane manner such as capture, loading, unloading, vaccination, kenneling, etc.
- Investigates reports of animal ordinance violations and takes appropriate action to resolve violations and/or human/animal conflict.
- Assists citizens with interpretation and understanding of animal ordinances, department procedures, and responsible animal ownership.
- Issues warnings for violations of animal ordinances.
- Testifies in court cases relating to animal control ordinance violations.
- Maintains accurate logs and data entry of reports and associated documentation of daily activity.
- Responds to requests for assistance from other jurisdictions and departments as assigned.
- Patrols jurisdictions, initiates contact with citizens and animals to ensure compliance with animal care and control ordinances and the humane treatment of animals.
- Operates Animal Law Enforcement vehicles in a safe and prudent manner to respond to calls for service and random patrols for in violation of animal control ordinances.
- Performs administrative duties (dispatcher, call taker, data entry, and licensing technician) as assigned.
- Represents Animal Law Enforcement and the contracted jurisdictions in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
- Stays abreast of current industry trends, changes in ordinances, and policy and procedures.
- Keeps Animal Law Enforcement Leadership informed of progress and potential conflicts within the community.
- Acts as a role model for other HSPPR employees, citizens, and customers.
- Promptly reports violations of policy and procedure and/or conduct unbecoming to Animal Law Enforcement Leadership.
- Appropriately documents observed animal behaviors utilizing objective language as required in relevant procedures and/or policies.
- Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times.
- Resolves conflict while promoting HSPPR mission and vision.
- Promotes HSPPR programs, services, and development.
- Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Department and/or Divisional Leadership.
- Commitment to the mission, values, goals and success of HSPPR
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Will be required to work weekends, nights and holidays.
- Will be required to work on-call, assisting staff or customers in person or verbally over telephone.
Skills / Requirements
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- At least 21 years of age.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License and insurable driving record.
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) highly desired
- Have no convictions for felonies or crimes of moral turpitude.
- Eligibility for commission as an Agent for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal
- Pass a drug test, basic physical fitness test, hearing and eye exam (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception).
- Pass various qualifying exams and background investigations.
Who Are We? The first of only two AAHA accredited shelters in Colorado!
Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado
HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Centennial. We employ a total of 200+ employees. We are an organization that celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion. A drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff.
Health Insurance ~~ 401K with employer matching up to 4% of salary ~~ Dental and vision* Insurances ~~ Supplemental Group Insurance* ~~ Short and long term disability Insurance ~~ Paid time off ~~ Holidays ~~ Direct Deposit ~~ Personal Pet Perks
(*) Employee pays the full premium
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer. To learn more about this program, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.
The core values of the staff unite us and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization, and our community.
Core Values Statements-
- Compassion: We believe that animals matter. We are committed to treating animals and people with kindness, respect and compassion.
- Stewardship: We are accountable and transparent in our actions and in the use of our resources to build trust in those we serve.
- Integrity: We believe we can make the greatest impact by staying true to our mission, always doing what is best for the animals and people of our community, and by standing united in our decisions.
- Excellence: We are passionate about our mission, and strive for excellence through continual learning, innovation and the development of our board, staff and volunteers.
- Collaboration: We seek strategic partnerships and alliances to advance the welfare and protection of animals and people.
- Service: We exist to serve our communities and operate with this commitment to serve as front and center in all we do.
Pay: from $20/hour
Job Status: Full Time