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Animal Control Officer

Monterey County Health Department

Job Description

Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Animal Control Officer
Salary: $3,113.00 - $4,252.00 Monthly
Final Filing: February 8, 2019
Exam Number: 19/34C01/01KK


Monterey County Health Department's Animal Services Division seeks a dedicated Animal Control Officer who would like to join our team of dedicated professionals.

Animal Control Officers provide field services that include (but are not limited to) local and state ordinance enforcement, stray, injured and aggressive animal pick up, animal bite investigation, noise and nuisance complaints and public education on responsible pet ownership.

Monterey County Animal Services provides field, sheltering and licensing services to over 433,898 residents each year. The department, located within the Administrative Bureau of the County Health Department, operates an Animal Services facility that takes in about 3,000 animals each year.

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.

Examples of Duties


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Methods and techniques used in the capture, control, care, handling and disposal of various breeds of animals.
  • State and local laws pertaining to the control and licensing of animals.
  • Quickly assess a situation and take appropriate action.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Recognize symptoms of rabies and other animal diseases.

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Additional Information


TO APPLY: Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date: February 8, 2019.

  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

Or apply on-line at:

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on a needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and resume is not submitted by the priority screening date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

Resumes may be submitted, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4502.


The County offers an excellent benefits package (J Bargaining Unit)

The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "J" MOU prevails over this listing.

This is a full time job.

Contact Information

Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA (Download PDF reader)

Closing Date: February 8, 2019

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