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Sumner Police Department - Animal Control Officer

 

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Sumner Police Department - Animal Control Officer

Last updated on August 31, 2022
PST Partner Agency since May 10, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Important Information

Education and Experience:

  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Previous animal contorl experience is highly desired.

To qualify as an entry candidate:

  • Must complete the Public Safety Testing entry test (physical not required) and pass with at least a 70%. For entry candidates, please visit Publicsafetytesting.com to begin the application process. You may only apply using the City of Sumner online application for this positionafter successfully completing the written exam testing process with Public Safety Testing and selecting the City of Sumner to view scores.

To qualify as an experienced candidate:

  • Must have at least 12 months' experience as an Animal Control Officer in the State of Washington with no more than 24 months break in service.
  • Must posess a valid Criminal Justice Training ACO Certificate.

Special Requirements - all levels:

  • Must hold a valid Washington State driver's license with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
  • Must pass a thorough police background check.
  • Must attain successful completion of training requirements prescribed by the Department.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Modern office practices and procedures.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of general principles and accepted practices and procedures associated with municipal animal control operations.
  • Operation of computer software such as Excel and Word.
  • Applicable policies and procedures related to the Police Department.
  • Effective, modern methods of animal control and violator identification.

Ability to:

  • Operate animal control vehicles.
  • Handle wild and domestic animals with available equipment.
  • Provide care and upkeep of animal control shelters and animals, to prioritize assignments, and to work independently.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, files, and other information required for mission accomplishment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other organizations, and general public.
  • Understand and execute moderately complex oral or written directions and to prepare clear and comprehensive written reports and records.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and restrict the use of such information to work duties.
  • Address violators in a firm, courteous manner in order to develop public respect and confidence in the officer and the Department.
  • Obtain facts of a case and interview and interrogate effectively.
  • Ability and willingness to humanely euthanize animals.
  • Defend against physical attacks from persons or animals.
  • Maintain reliable and dependable attendance.
  • Contribute to the City’s Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply:

1. Complete your testing through Public Safety testing and select the City of Sumner to receive your results.

2. After you have completed Step 1, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to view the full job description.

3. Complete and notarize the required waivers that are listed in the job announcement.

4. Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to submit your complete application and notarized waivers.

Please make sure to review the entire job description and the requirements to make sure that you are submitting a complete application. The City requires that two waiver documents be notarized and submitted with your application. These documents can be found on the job announcement. Applicants who fail to submit a complete application, including the required waivers and attachments will not be considered and must reapply with a complete application.

Community Information

The City of Sumner's vision is to set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city. Sumner remains a traditional city of just over 10,000 residents with agricultural roots, known for decades as the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World. At the same time, its compact, walkable layout aligns perfectly with progressive planning trends, as its classic Main Street becomes repurposed for boutiques, independent restaurants and daily services such as legal offices, financial advisors and doctors. While Sumner retains historic neighborhoods of Craftsman houses and an active high school right on Main Street, it also offers over 16,000 manufacturing and distribution jobs for companies such as REI, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Amazon.com, and Dillanos Coffee Roasters. With a downtown Sound Transit station with buses and trains, it is well connected to the Puget Sound region while striving to be afull service city with the largest YMCA facility in the state of Washington as well as a link trail system that will connect the Foothills and Interurban trails. Like the community, the city government is large enough to be professional but small enough to be creative. The City has won a variety of awards from the Governor's Smart Planning Award to recognition at the International Association of Chiefs of Police for its groundbreaking police work on victims' assistance. With a strong mayor format, the City has just over 100 employees who operate a cemetery, wastewater treatment facility, accredited police department, animal shelter, parks, full service public works and administration.

Department Information

The City of Sumner manages Metro Animal Services. Metro Animal Services is a regional animal care and control program serving the cities of Sumner, Puyallup, Algona, Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Milton and Pacific. Metro Animal Services provides enforcement, sheltering and rehoming services to over 1000 animals annually. The shelter is located on Puyallup's South Hill at 1200 39th Ave SE.

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 10,000+
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Sumner Police Department - Animal Control Officer has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 31, 2022.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is January 13, 2023.

Salary:$5,086 - $6,221 per month with excellent benefits.

Hiring Levels:
Entry Level Animal Control Officer: 0 years' experience as an Animal Control Officer, no Criminal Justice Training ACO Certificate. Entry Level Candidates must first pass the written exam prior to submitting an application to be considered for this position. The City contracts with Public Safety Testing (PST) to administer the written portion of the selection process and an applicant must pass the exam before they can apply with the City. To find out more about testing with PST, please visit their website at www.publicsafetytesting.com as they have information regarding test information as well as frequently asked questions. After you have completed testing, return here to apply directly with the City.

Experienced Animal Control Officer:12 or more months' experience as an Animal Control Officer, with no more than a 24 month break in service. Holds a valid Criminal Justice Training ACO Certificate.

**IMPORTANT** Please make sure to review the required forms listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this job announcement. Some forms must be completed, notarized and attached to your online application in order to be considered. Candidates applying with experience must attach their current CJTC ACO Certificate.

Position Description:
The Animal Control Officer is a full-time, Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt position. The Animal Control Shelter operates six days a week ; the regular work schedule for this position includes shift work that may include weekends, call-outs and hours other than 8am to 5pm. Attendance at evening meetings or other off-duty events may be necessary. The incumbent in this position is a Civil Service employee. This position is eligible for representation through the Sumner Police Guild representing Special Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Employees.

General Purpose:
Provides basic animal control services for the City of Sumner and other municipalities, which may have existing or future agreements with the City of Sumner for animal control services.

Supervision Received:
This position reports to the Animal Control Supervisor.

Supervision Responsibilities:
Periodic supervision of other functional areas may be required.

How to apply:

1. Complete your testing through Public Safety testing and select the City of Sumner to receive your results.

2. After you have completed Step 1, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to view the full job description.

3. Complete and notarize the required waivers that are listed in the job announcement.

4. Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to submit your complete application and notarized waivers.

Please make sure to review the entire job description and the requirements to make sure that you are submitting a complete application. The City requires that two waiver documents be notarized and submitted with your application. These documents can be found on the job announcement. Applicants who fail to submit a complete application, including the required waivers and attachments will not be considered and must reapply with a complete application.

Salary Information

Excellent salary, including education incentive of 2.5% for AA or two years of college; or 5% for BA or four years of college, longevity and other premium pays. Go to the City of Sumner website to review the Non-Commissioned Police Guild CBA for more information. https://sumnerwa.gov/employment/

Benefit Information

The City of Sumner provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and LEOFF plan for Police; advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: The City provides Regence High Deductible Medical coverage with no employee cost share and net 0 deductible (HRA/HSA Component) for eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger. The City contributes the amount of the deductible each year to the employee's Health Savings Account. Contributions are pro-rated for employees starting after the first of the year.

Employees represented by the Teamsters Union are covered by the Teamsters Medical Trust.

Dental Coverage: Delta Dental insurance is covered at 100% For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger at no cost to the employee.

Vision Coverage: VSP $0 cost share plan is provided for eligible employees and their eligible dependents at no cost to the employee.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to receive paid holidays, sick leave banks, vacation leave and personal holidays, depending upon union affiliation and appointment type. Regular full time employees earn 8 hours of sick leave each month and earn vacation leave starting at 12 days per year in the first year of service and increases with additional years of service.

Insurance Plans: All employees are covered by a long-term disability plan through the Hartford at no cost to the employee. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees.
All employees are covered by a $50,000 or $80,000 (police) Life Insurance plan at no cost to the employee.

Deferred Compensation 457(b) or Roth:Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income. The City makes a flat monthly contribution of $185 for non-police positions and $250 for police represented positions. There is no contribution requirement on behalf of the employee. Employees can pick from DRS DCP, Voya or MissionSquare (ICMA) plans.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police are included in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Police Officers are included in the DRS LEOFF2 plan. For more information about DRS including current rates visit: drs.wa.gov

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a semi-monthly schedule (5th and 20th of the month) by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Some job classifications are eligible for union membership.

Union Collective Bargaining Agreements: Find the CBA's on our employment site here: https://sumnerwa.gov/employment/

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ Page: https://sumnerwa.gov/employment/employment-faq/

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Sumner Police Department - Animal Control Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Requirements can be obtained from agency on request.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must complete within one year of hire date.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Sumner Police Department - 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.

Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.

Contact Information

Sumner Police Department - Animal Control Officer

1104 Maple Street
Sumner, WA 98390 Pierce County
2532995595

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)


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