City of Pearland, TX
  • 01-Oct-2018 to 26-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Animal Services
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $18.32
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Non-Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match. The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents.


The City of Pearland Animal Services division has an opening for an Animal Control Officer.  We make it our mission to protect, shelter, and care for animals, present educational programs to the community, provide support to residents and their pets during times of disaster, and offer and promote pet adoptions.

Our staff of ten professionally trained individuals are dedicated to serving the public and local animals, and we want you to bring your passion and love for all animals to our team!


What do you need to become a team member?

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 3 months experience in animal handling.  We prefer Basic ACO and Euthanasia certifications but training can provided for our pear-fect fit.   


What does a typical day as an ACO look like?

As an ACO you'll spend your shifts doing the following . . .

  • Responding to calls and requests for service.
  • Answering the phone and provides customer service to callers, visitors and citizens. 
  • Caring for animals at the shelter; assisting with kennel and office work; cleaning the shelter.
  • Educating citizens on the proper care of animals. 
  • Performing public safety duties such as quarantines and bite reports.
  • Driving and maintaining your work vehicle.
  • Enforcing ordinances.
  • Euthanizing animals humanely and skillfully so that there is the least amount of trauma possible for the animals.
  • Lending a helping hand to your team as needed.


Still want to know more?  Watch the video below to hear firsthand from one of our own, and read the attached job description.

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