Applying To: Animal Care and Control Officer (Per Performance)

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Hourly Salary: $14.61/hour.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position apprehend stray animals, investigate animal cruelty and neglect complaints, educate the general public and provide care for shelter animals. Work involves shift, weekend and holiday assignments and on call work. These are part-time positions and are not eligible for the Employee Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Animal Care and Control Officer

Minimum Qualifications

One year of recent full-time paid experience handling and controlling animals in an animal shelter, kennel or animal care business. OR, an equivalent combination of  training and experience.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

Availability: Applicants must be available for weekends, holidays, some late-night on call, and to fill in at other times as needed.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination.

NOTE: Candidates who are hired will be required to receive pre-exposure rabies prophylactic.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number have been received to fill the current vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • O.C. 2341
    October 19, 2015
    Reopened 04/15/16
    Reopened 12/14/16

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