The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who recognizes our employees are our greatest asset. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance plans.

Some of the career opportunities within our organization are:

Field Services | Front Office | Veterinary Division | Care Center Operations (Kennel) | Licensing

Field Services:
Our field division consists of Animal Control Officers (ACOs), Senior ACOs, and a Corporal (Field Services Supervisor). Our officers respond to service requests ranging from animals reported running loose to allegations of animal cruelty and neglect.

Front Office:
Our front office consists of Clerks, Radio Dispatchers, and an Office Supervisor. The office staff is responsible for greeting the public, as well as processing, and finalizing adoptions of shelter animals. They receive calls for service from the public and forward those calls to the Field Officers to ensure timely responses to citizens' problems or questions.

Veterinary Division:
Our veterinary division consists of Animal Health Technicians, Registered Veterinary Technician Clinic Supervisor, and a Licensed Veterinarian. The veterinary staff is responsible for spay and neuter surgeries of all adopted shelter animals, monitoring and maintaining the health of the shelter animals, and operating our low cost vaccination clinic.

Care Center Operations (Kennel):
Our kennel staff consists of Animal Care Technicians (ACTs), a Sr. ACT, and a Faculty Supervisor. They are responsible for the day to day care of our shelter animals; providing food, water, and compassion for each animal within our facility.

Our Licensing division consists of clerks and license canvassers. They are responsible for enforcing animals licensing requirements within our cities.

Current Openings:

All positions listed are for employment at our Downey, California facility. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. No phone calls; please apply as directed in each listing. 

$14.8191 - $18.3584 hourly, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (unbenefited position during training). FULL TIME “OPEN UNTIL FILLED”, come in to the Care Center Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to pick up an application

Under direct supervision of the Facility Supervisor and Lead Animal Care Technician, cares for the animals that come into the SEAACA Animal Care Center and maintains the facility. Working hours and days off may be rotated. Hours may be for various durations, up to 12 hours a day, however, normally do not exceed eighty (80) hours in any two week period and include weekends and holidays.


  • Provides food and water for domestic, exotic and wild animals at shelter
  • Cleans and disinfects animal enclosures (some outside of the building) and feed bowls.
  • Impounds animals into animal care center and releases animals to owners and new adopters.
  • Humanely euthanizes animals.
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Maintains facility.
  • Computer data entry, record keeping, and scanning animals for microchips.
  • Observes animals for signs of illness or injury and reports these to Veterinary Division.
  • Other work as assigned.


$14.60 to $18.09 per hour, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement.
(Non-benefited position during training). FULL TIME "OPEN UNTIL FILLED", come in to the Care Center Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to pick up an application.

Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Revenue and Licensing Program, provides information regarding pet licensing, rabies vaccinations, spay/neuter and general agency information over the telephone and over the counter. Sells, processes animal licenses and enforces state and local laws relating to animal licensing. May issue citations; also includes a variety of other clerical and record keeping duties; keeps accurate daily activity log. Will work with the Manager, Revenue and Licensing Program supervisor; and may operate agency vehicles and can perform other duties as assigned.


  • Answers telephones, provides information regarding animal licensing requirements and animal control services from citizens and government agencies.
  • Operates network computer station.
  • Inputs licensing records and canvass records into computer.
  • Provides agency and general information over the counter and on the telephone.
  • Processes pet licenses including verification of appropriate rabies vaccinations.
  • Processes monetary transactions for pet licenses and other services.
  • Relays service requests to canvassers.
  • Performs animal license records verifications to locate owners of animals with identification.
  • Perform filing duties.
  • Attends evening and weekend rabies clinics for purpose of license sales.
  • Issue Notice to Appear Citations and process Citations for filing.
  • Assist and work at state mandated low cost clinics and/or SEAACA promotional events.
  • Performing other duties as assigned and assisting other department as needed.


PART TIME “OPEN UNTIL FILLED”, come in to the Care Center Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to pick up an application. 

This is a temporary, part time, seasonal position under the direct supervision of the Revenue and Licensing Program Manager. An Animal License Canvasser canvasses residence and business districts enforcing animal license ordinances; collects money for license fee payments and issues receipts to animal owners. Verifies rabies vaccination and sterilization records of dogs in the field and reconciles daily revenue collections. Animal License Canvassers may also issue official notices. The nature of the work requires prolonged walking, standing and driving. This position involves heavy public contact


  • Canvasses residences and businesses enforcing animal license ordinances and laws.
  • Verifying rabies vaccinations.
  • Collects payment for licenses and issues receipts.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports that could be used in court as legal evidence.
  • Disseminates public education materials to residents.
  • Observes and reports suspicious activities involving animal related concerns, such as inhumane treatment, animal fighting, breeding activities, exotic animals, etc., to the appropriate department of the Agency, and assists other departments as needed.
  • Assist and work at state mandated low cost clinics and/or SEAACA promotional events.
  • Utilize own, personal vehicle during the course of employment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.