Animal Services Officer - City of Allen, TX

Title: Animal Services Officer
Type: Animal Services
Date Posted: March 22, 2023
Organization: City of Allen, TX
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


HIRING RANGE:  $1,577.34 - $1,932.30 Biweekly
FULL SALARY RANGE:   $1,577.34  - $2,287.26 Biweekly


The City:
With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions and quality of life makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone.
The City's Mission, is "To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced".
Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values:

  • People First – Giving priority to others
  • Respect – Treating others with courtesy and dignity
  • Integrity – Serving with honesty, trust and hard work
  • Deliver – Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations
  • Excel – Creating an innovative and improving work environment

The purpose of this position is to enforce ordinances and laws regarding animal violations. This is accomplished by patrolling within the City limits, responding to complaints, impounding animals, providing assistance to the general public, caring for animals at the shelter, maintaining the animal shelter and removing wild animals from residences. Other duties may include maintaining equipment, disposing of dead animals and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.


Essential Functions

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

  • Enforces animal ordinances by receiving and responding to animal complaints, patrolling within City limits for unlicensed animals, apprehending diseased or injured animals, determining animal ownership, offering suggestions to animal owners regarding complying with laws and ordinances, investigating instances of animal cruelty and animal attacks and maintaining records on violations.
  • Provides assistance to the general public by assisting customers with adoptions and redemptions, helping customers complete paperwork, recording animal information in the computer system, and maintaining and replenishing supplies.
  • Provides humane treatment to animals at the shelter by providing water and food, exercising and interacting with individual animals as time permits and moving animals into clean cages.
  • Maintains animal shelter and pound by performing small repairs, cleaning the shelter and pound, disinfecting and rinsing outside and inside animal runs, cleaning, monitoring and securing cages and storing and preparing supplies.
  • Removes wild animals from residences and business on request using a variety of methods including but not limited to setting traps and using hands, poles, and nets. Picks up and releases animals trapped by citizens.
  • Maintains equipment by adjusting and repairing traps and cages, washing trucks and maintaining fluids and air levels in trucks.
  • Disposes of dead animals by locating animal bags, loading animals onto the truck and transporting them to the shelter freezer and landfill.


Job Requirements

Education & Experience
 Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • Six (6) months of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency plus one (1) year of relevant experience.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Experience in animal care, control, and/or handling is preferred.

Certification and Other Requirements 

  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers License.

  • Ability to obtain State of Texas Animal Control Officer Certification and State of Texas Euthanasia Certification within 120 days from date of hire.


Work Schedule 

  • Able to work a shift schedule that may require working evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays.

The employer has the flexibility to adjust an employee's working hours as needed and at their discretion.


Overall Physical Strength Demands

  • Medium - Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.


*Please note: All qualified applicants will receive an email with further instructions including a Personal History Statement and Preliminary Questionnaire.

Job Post Expiration Date October 11, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.