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The Calaveras County Animal Services Division of the Environmental Management Agency is recruiting to establish an on-call, fill-in, extra-hire list to use as needed. APPLY NOW! Positions are open until filled.
Job Number:
Job Category:
Animal Services
Job Type:
Animal Svc.


Recruitment Closed


2% COLA Effective 02/17/2018

1% COLA Effective 07/07/2018

2% COLA Effective 01/05/2019

SALARY: $14.50 

RANGE: 10200

UNIT: Unrepresented - Temporary

FLSA: Non-Exempt

 County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The County of Calaveras Animal Services Division of the Environmental Management Agency is recruiting to estabish a list of on-call, fill-in employess to support the Animal Shelter.  Employees must be flexible and willing to work any of the 7 days in the week as needed.

The incumbent will, under general supervision, assist in maintaining the County Animal Shelter facility in a clean and sanitary condition; to monitor the physical condition of all animals being held at the animal shelter; to assist with the care, feeding and placement of animals held at the shelter; to perform a variety of clerical duties and to perform related duties as required.



  • Assists Animal Control Officers with euthanasia of animals in emergency situations.
  • Receives and releases animals at the County Animal Shelter facility.
  • Makes regular inspections of animals and shelter equipment.
  • Report incidents of sick and injured animals and/or equipment malfunctions to superiors.
  • Assists with emergency treatment of sick and injured animals.
  • Assists with cleaning and disinfecting of shelter premises and kennel equipment.
  • Assists with feeding and watering of impounded animals.
  • Keeps and maintains records and filing system regarding impounded animals, animals under quarantine and dog licenses.
  • Promotes advertising of adoptable animals.
  • Assists with public inquiries and complaints.
  • Explains county ordinances and resolutions related to the care and control of domestic animals to the public as appropriate.
  • Collects fees and issues licenses.
  • Types letters, notes, reports, and warrants and other statistical data;
  • Performs other related clerical duties as required.


Knowledge of:

Proper care and feeding of domestic animals; basic emergency treatment of sick and injured domestic animals; modern office procedures, correct English usage, spelling and grammar.


Skill to:

Recognize normal and abnormal animal behavior; learn to recognize those disease symptoms commonly found in dogs and cats; recognize distinguishing characteristics of different breeds of dogs and cats; care for and safely handle domestic animals so as to avoid injury to persons or animals; deal with the general public in a courteous manner; learn departmental procedures, applicable county ordinances and State laws covering the control and protection of animals; express oneself both verbally and in writing in a clear and logical manner; type 45 w.p.m., file and keep records; write clear and concise reports; work effectively under general supervision; and operate modern office equipment.


Education, Training and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school and demonstrated experience in the handling /care of domestic animals; six months clerical experience.


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.




Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.




Mobility to work in a standard office environment; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.  Must be fit medically and physically to work with animals; be willing to work in exposure to animal wastes, animal bites, and various cleaning and disinfecting chemicals; be willing to work shifts or alternative schedules; and be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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