Employment

SEAACA Employment Application

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  •         Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •         Mail to: 9777 SEAACA Street,  Downey, CA 90241 (Attention Administration)
  •         Drop off: In-person during business hours (9777 SEAACA Street, Downey, CA 90241)

      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.

Licensing:
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.



JOB DESCRIPTION: EXTRA HELP POSITION

SALARY: $16.7436 to $20.7424/ HOURLY

DEFINITION:
The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is seeking motivated, temporary part-time employees in an Extra Help position to join their team of industry professionals. Develop your skills and knowledge of the fast paced environment of animal care and control at SEAACA. Any person hired into an Extra Help position is required to meet the minimum qualifications as detailed in this job description. Extra Help employees do not exceed 1,500 hours during 12 consecutive calendar months. The work hours are flexible and may include weekday and/or weekend scheduling.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Provide enrichment for animals in SEAACA’s care including but not limited to interactions and walking of dogs
  • May involve exposure and/or interactions with dogs, cats and other animals varying in size, health and temperament
  • Clean and disinfect animal enclosures and enrichment items
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Provides general and pet licensing information to SEAACA residents at the Care Center and in the community.
  • Care Center maintenance including but not limited to detailed cleaning
  • General operation of computer and software including data entry and record keeping
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Other Duties:

  • Additional duties vary. This job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. A wide variety of duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


JOB DESCRIPTION: VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Salary: $16.7445 to $20.7436 per hour, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (unbenefited position during 6 month training period) 

DEFINITION:
Under direct supervision of the Veterinary Clinic Supervisor, assists the registered veterinary technicians (RVT), veterinarians, and receptionists in all duties in the veterinary division. Responsible for the quality of humane and profession treatment of all animals in the care of SEAACA including the maintenance and care of animals, monitoring of animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury; cleaning, disinfection and sanitation of cages and work areas; sterilizes laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment; assists veterinarians with healthcare duties; provides routine post-operative care; administers medication orally or topically; prepares samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Observes animals in animal care center custody for signs of disease, illness or injury and reports these to Veterinarian.
  • Feeds, waters, and monitors animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury under Veterinary care. Cleans, disinfects and sanitizes cages, work areas, laundry, laboratory equipment, and surgical equipment. Maintains Veterinary division facilities.
  • Prepares animals for treatment or surgery and assists Veterinarian during treatment or surgery. Assists Veterinarian in variety of healthcare duties, including injections, venipuncture, and wound dressing.
  • Prepares examination or treatment room, and holds or restrains animal during treatment.
  • Intake and release of privately owned animals entering the animal care center for Veterinary care.
  • Provides agency and general information over the counter and on the telephone. Gives written/verbal information and instruction to public at front counter.
  • Provide professional/courteous customer service to clients.
  • Processes monetary transactions for veterinary treatments and other services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 



JOB DESCRIPTION: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Salary: $19.5991 to $24.2798 per hour, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (Unbenefited position during training). Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age

DEFINITION:
A Limited Law Enforcement Officer, under the direct supervision of Corporal and Senior Animal Control Officers. Performs tasks related to enforcing city and state ordinances regarding the care and treatment of all types of animals, wild and domestic, dead or alive. Educates the community about stray or vicious animals and related diseases; captures, impounds, relocates, and when necessary, disposes of animals; and maintains records. Investigates animal bite cases and animal complaints; issues citations. Prepares reports as applicable. Testify in court as directed.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Impounds of dogs at large and in violation of City ordinances. Impounds domestic and wild animals in response to citizen and government agency requests for service.
  • Investigates citizen complaints and requests from government agencies regarding violations of city and state ordinances pertaining to the proper care and control of animals.
  • Issues verbal warnings, written warnings or citations for ordinance violations, when appropriate.
  • Responds to emergency complaints such as animal bites, animal cruelty, control of poisonous or dangerous animals and other incidents.
  • Prepares reports of incidents including animal bites, animal cruelty, vicious dogs and other incidents, often to be used in court prosecution.
  • Assists law enforcement or other agencies upon request with animal problems.
  • Maintains accurate daily log of activities performed.
  • Prepares impound records for each animal impounded. Performs animal license recordsverifications to contact and locate owners of animals with identification.
  • Educates the public on responsible pet ownership and the ordinances regarding animals.
  • Transports injured or sick animals for needed veterinary treatment as appropriate.
  • Maintains a sanitized and appropriately stocked vehicle for performance of duties.
  • Maintains certification for and performs euthanasia as necessary.
  • Processes monetary transactions for provided services.
  • Delivers correspondence and citations to city halls and courts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 



JOB DESCRIPTION: LICENSE CANVASSER - New pay scale

Salary: $16.7436 - $20.7424 an hour - Temporary Part-Time employment status does not qualify for health and dental benefits. Retirement: Employee contributes (5%) of wages to a PARS ARS Account; SEAACA contributes the equivalent of 2.50% of the employee’s wages to their PARS ARS Retirement Account. (Non-benefited position)

DEFINITION:
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.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Canvasses residences and businesses enforcing animal license ordinances and laws.
  • Verifies 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.