Job Description

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Animal Control Public Education Officer vacancies within the County of Orange. The eligible list established may also be used to fill similar and lower level classifications throughout the County of Orange.


OC Animal Care is seeking skilled candidates to fill vacancies in the Animal Control Public Education Officer classification. Animal Control Public Education Officers can be given a variety of assignments and may be subject to assignment rotations.

The immediate vacancies OC Animal Care will be looking to fill are in the Community Outreach Unit as Foster Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.

Foster Care Program
The Foster Program takes in hundreds of shelter pets who need additional support before being available for adoption. In recent years the Foster Program has grown to manage over two thousand animals and currently supervises 700-800 animals in foster. The Foster Coordinator is responsible for working as a team with other foster coordinators to manage day to day duties of the Foster Program under the guidance of the COT Manager. This includes finding temporary placement for the animals that are not yet ready for adoption due to age, medical or behavioral issues. This position requires working with foster caretaker volunteers, clinic staff and other shelter departments and social media to help these animals find foster placement. The incumbent will also work directly with animals, including coordinating vet visits and restraining animals during exams with sometimes unsocial, unpredictable animals.

The standard work schedule of this assignment will consist of a 9/80 flex schedule. The department may choose to schedule incumbents for a five day per week, eight hour per day schedule, or 4/10 schedule, depending on the business need. OC Animal Care provides service 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Incumbents may be drafted for mandatory overtime in the event of an emergency, disaster, or during periods of unexpected staffing shortages.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Freddy Jimenez
HRS Recruitment Services Team

Closing Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

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