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Snohomish County - Animal Control Officer
Last updated on November 30, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 29, 2020
Testing Deadline: February 25, 2021.
Candidates must also fill out the Snohomish County NEOGOV application at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish and complete the PST exam by 2/25/2021 at 1700.
Select the appropriate job title you are applying for off the list and click "Apply" on the right hand side of the job announcement.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Snohomish County Animal Services Manager Debby Zins 425-388-3041.
Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County (and Seattle) to the south. Covering 2,090 square miles, it is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington.
Snohomish County's varied topography ranges from saltwater beaches, rolling hills and rich river bottom farmlands in the west to dense forest and alpine wilderness in the mountainous east. Glacier Peak, at 10,541 feet, is the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the highest in Washington State. Sixty-eight percent of the county land area is forest land, 18% is rural, 9% is urban/city and 5% is agricultural.
The Snohomish County Animal Services Division provides comprehensive animal control services to all areas of unincorporated Snohomish County.
Animal Services is a division in the Auditor’s Office. The Animal Services team consists of 2.5 administrative support employees, 5 animal control officers, 1 lead animal control officer and the manager.
Animal Control Officers respond to complaints involving a variety of domesticated animals; livestock (horses, pigs, llamas, alpacas, sheep and goats), dogs, cats and small animals (rabbits, poultry, guinea pigs, exotics).
Officers receive a limited commission from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and are armed. Officers investigate animal related complaints and enforce state laws and county ordinances pertaining to animals.
Officers complete a minimum of 16 weeks of field training and attend the Basic Law Enforcement Reserve Academy (249.5 hour minimum) through the Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Washington State Animal Control and / or National Animal Control Academy (80 hours) as they are available.
Officers work independently in designated patrol areas and have an assigned vehicle with specialized equipment. Officers occasionally operate a truck and livestock trailer and are on-call on a weekly rotation.
# of Staff: 10
Snohomish County - Animal Control Officer has 1 vacancy.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is February 25, 2021.
Snohomish County Animal Services is filling one vacancy.
The top 5 candidates successfully completing the Public Safety Testing process and Snohomish County NEOGOV application will be invited to participate in a panel interview.
Animal Control Officer's starting salary is $58,449.24. An Animal Control Officer with five years of service will receive $70,982.04 annually.
** Employees have the potential to promote to Animal Control Officer - Senior (after a minimum of 3 years with Snohomish County Animal Services and having passed all job related tests). Animal Control Officer - Senior $67,620.60 - $82,267.92 Annually.
Snohomish County offers a wide range of benefits to regular employees that are employed for at least 20 hours per week as part of your total compensation package. Choose from various healthcare insurance programs, plan for your future with savings and retirement options, enjoy generous leave policies, and protect yourself and your family with life insurance.
Animal Control Officers are members of Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) https://www.drs.wa.gov/member/systems/psers/
Eligible to participate in deferred compensation.
Officers are represented by AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
All uniforms and safety equipment are provided.
Take home vehicle is provided.
Employee Assistance Program.
Wellness program and flexible spending account.
Access to Snocope Credit Union.
Direct payroll deposit to various financial institutions.
Paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.
Snohomish County - Animal Control Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|Minimum Age||21 years old at time of hire, 20 1/2 at time of testing.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||High School Grad or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington state driver's license.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||No felony convictions.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Ability to read and write the English language.|
|Vision Requirements||Ability to pass medical vision test.|
|Other||Able to successfully pass a complete background investigation to include a polygraph exam, psychological evaluation and a medical exam.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Snohomish County - Animal Control Officer Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
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