Applying To: Animal Care and Control Officer

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  • Minimum: $30,394.00
  • Maximum: $47,502.00

Normal entry salary is $30,394.

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 $14.61/hour.

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 at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

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 or at the time of the Oral Interview.  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. Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2730
    February 09, 2018
    2113-11G (No Wav)

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