The Corporate Services Department, Legislative & Legal Services Division is accepting applications for one (1) full-time Animal Services Officer.
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor, Licensing & Enforcement this position is responsible for monitoring compliance of the Town’s by-laws related to animal control, noise, and licensing as it relates to domestic animals. This position is also responsible for providing back-up support relating to the enforcement and administration of the Town’s Traffic & Parking by-law.
Successful candidates must be able to work variable hours including rotating shifts; mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, holidays and on-call work.
Major Job Responsibilities
Provide excellent customer service in response to Animal Services and Parking requests
Patrols assigned areas, responds to, and documents all inquiries and complaints from the public, law enforcement agencies, or other Animal Services Officers with respect to the enforcement and administration of Animal Control, Clean Yards, Business Licensing and Noise By-laws
Preserves public safety by handling and transporting sick, injured, dangerous or deceased domestic animals in a safe and humane manner to shelters or veterinarians for impounding, treatment, or rabies investigation
Cleans, disinfects and maintains up-to-date records for municipal vehicles and equipment
Covers after hours “on call” shifts to provide response to emergency calls
Responsible for patrolling on-street and off-street parking areas, monitoring compliance, responding to complaints and requests for enforcement of parking prohibitions
Issues parking infraction notices
Investigates and identifies by-law infractions
Creates, opens and updates electronic investigation files
Provides assistance and information regarding general parking regulations, patrols and enforcement
Works closely with other municipal departments and Halton Regional Police Service, Burlington Animal Shelter, the Oakville Milton Humane Society, Halton Regional Health department and the Milton Fire department.
Issues Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 penalty notices of the Provincial Offences Act
Gathers evidence and obtains necessary documentation for prosecution
Prepares court files, attends court, tribunal hearings and presents evidence regarding violations of the Animal Control, Noise, Clean Yards, Business Licensing and Parking Control By-Laws
Prepares compliance documentation for violations including notices, orders and investigative reports
Assists with conducting noise testing and special project work as assigned
Complies with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work, standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health & Safety Act
Performs other duties in accordance with Department objectives
Provide information to the public regarding licensing, vaccinations, rabies control, pet-owner responsibilities, spaying, neutering, and adoptions
Conduct Kennel inspections; prepares inspection reports regarding requirements contained in the Town’s Business Licensing By-law
Provide back-up coverage and support relating to the enforcement of the Town’s Parking By-laws
Coordinates towing of unauthorized vehicles in accordance with Halton Region Police and Tow Policies
Education and Experience
Certificate/diploma in Police Studies/ Foundations, Law & Security, Justice & Administration or related field
Post-secondary education in Animal Care or Veterinary Technician is preferred
Minimum two years’ experience of animal control related experience
Experience interpreting by-laws and provincial legislation pertaining to municipal law enforcement and licensing
Experience related to parking enforcement
Certified Municipal Law Enforcement Officer or able to obtain Certification within three years
A valid Ontario Driver’s License Class G with a satisfactory driving record
Satisfactory Criminal Record check is required
Knowledge of the Dog Owners Liability Act
Knowledge of the Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act
Knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act (POA) Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 penalty notices as well as evidence collection
Proficient in Windows based software including Word, Outlook, Excel and Amanda and parking control software
Salary Range: $55,421 - $69,278 (based on a 40 hour work week)
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