Applying To: Animal Care and Control Officer

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $31,304.00
  • Maximum: $47,502.00

The eligible list for this position will be used to fill both permanent and per performance vacancies. Permanent positions require City residency within 120 days of completion of the working test period, receive a shift differential of 1% for evening, night and weekend shifts and are covered by the Employee Benefits Program. Per performance positions do not require City residency and are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program. Per performance positions are paid $15.05/hour. Work involves shift, weekend, holiday and on-call assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position apprehend/impound stray and biting animals, investigate complaints of cruelty and neglect, educate citizens, work with community volunteers and provide humane care to the in-shelter population.

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

Minimum Qualifications

One year of 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 upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the 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.  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.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3254
May 27, 2021

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