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Animal Control-Administrative Assistant

Bartow County Government


Listing Summary

Administrative Secretary

Animal Control

 

Position

Reporting to the Animal Control Director, this position provides administrative and customer service support for the county’s animal control operations.

           

Salary:  $14.49/Hourly 

           

Posting: Until Filled

 

Submit resume to Bartow County Human Resources, 135 West Cherokee Ave. St. 256 Cartersville, Georgia 30120 or email to cogginsm@bartowga.org

 

MAJOR DUTIES

 

  • Answers telephone and greets visitors; provides information and assistance; directs to appropriate personnel.
  • Processes animal intake information; processes data and reports related to the return of animals to their owners.
  • Dispatches Animal Control Officers.
  • Maintains shelter records.
  • Maintains accounts; processes accounts payable.
  • Logs hours worked by community service workers.
  • Receives and processes bite reports.
  • Prepares and ships specimens for rabies testing.
  • Purchases and maintains shelter supplies.
  • Calculates maximum animal occupancy totals.
  • Processes open records requests.
  • Coordinates, schedules and attends classification hearings.
  • Coordinates and maintains records with various rescue groups.
  • Trains employees on computer programs.
  • Performs related duties.
     
    KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
     
  • Knowledge of animal control policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of animal shelter operation.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Knowledge of records management principles.
  • Skill in the care of animals.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
     
    SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
     
    The Director of Animal Control assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
     
    GUIDELINES
     
    Guidelines include animal shelter policies and procedures, Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations, and county ordinances. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
     
     
     
    COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
     
  • The work consists of related customer service and administrative duties. The necessity of working with dangerous animals contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and customer service support for the county's animal control operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of department operations.
     
    CONTACTS
                                                                         
  • Contacts are typically with pet owners, veterinarians, law enforcement personnel, community organizations, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.
     
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
     
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, or animal shelter. The employee is exposed to noise, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
     
    SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
     
    None.
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
     
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
     

Listing ends on:

6/25/2021