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Chenega Corporation Animal Control Officer in Fort Hood, Texas



Company Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Chenega Job Title: Laboratory Animal Caretaker I

SCA WD Labor Category: Laboratory Animal Caretaker I - # 99251

Clearance: Background Check

Location: Fort Hood, TX

Reports To: Project Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, SCA

Prepared Date: 03/12/2019

Approved Date: 03/12/2019

Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.


  • The Animal Control Officer shall be responsible for patrolling the Main Cantonment Area and West Fort Hood, including housing areas and will provide animal control operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol the Main Cantonment Area and West Fort Hood area and provide animal control services.

  • Pick up, in a humane manner, all stray animals and transport them to the Fort Hood Stray Animal Facility located in building 4939.

  • Arrive within 30 minutes after notification of service call to pick up domestic animal in a human manner and impound.

  • Upon capturing a stray animal, the Animal Control Officer shall not release the stray animal to any person, including the owner, other than a Fort Hood Stray Animal Facility representative.

  • Pro-actively pursue any dead carcasses (both stray animal and urban wildlife) observed during the patrol. The carcass shall be removed and disposed.

  • Fill out a Stray Animal Intake Form located in TE A, after the stray animal has been captured and secured within the patrol vehicle. The Animal Control Officer shall make every effort possible to fill out as much information on the form as possible.

  • Trap and release urban wildlife only by initiation of a work order or direction by the KO. The Animal Control Officer will capture urban wildlife and will release it at a minimum three (3) miles outside of the cantonment, away from human habitation and a general description of the release site be recorded on the service report.

  • If the wildlife has come into contact with a human or pet, or is assumed to have come in contact with a human or pet, the Animal Control Officer will deliver wildlife to the Fort Hood Veterinary Clinic for rabies testing.

  • On an as-requested basis, provide nuisance bird control to remove and dispose of birds, to include all nesting materials, eggs, and other nest contents. Nuisance birds are feral pigeons (Columbia livia), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), and European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) only. No other species of bird may be captured.

  • Capture and release all live bats that have not been in contact with humans.

  • Respond to service calls for stray animal control and urban wildlife within the Fort Hood cantonment, BLORA and the range/training areas.

  • Remove all live animals from in, around and beneath structures or particular areas (e.g. vehicle undercarriages, manholes, dumpsters, bins, etc.) by utilizing nets, snare poles, wire cage-type live traps, or by other humane capture and removal methods.

  • Immediately after capture, at the “first opportunity”, all animals that have been in direct contact with personnel, exhibit unusual behavior, or are injured will be delivered to the Fort Hood Stray Animal Facility.

  • Contact the Natural Resource Branch for identification, building 1939 Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, for all non-native snakes and other reptilians (e.g., iguanas, chameleons, parrots, etc.).

  • Remove and dispose of dead animals other than deer, cattle, wild/domesticated pigs, or horses on the installation.

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities – NONE

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications : (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Have a valid driver's license.

  • Maintain current Texas State Animal Control Officer Basic Training Course certificates in accordance with Health and Safety Code, Title 10, Health and Safety of Animals, Chapter 829.

  • Previous work experience in veterinary care preferred.

  • Previous experience handling small animals preferred.

  • Experience in animal welfare, shelter, or customer service preferred, but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have basic computer knowledge and skills.

  • Read, write and speak the English language

  • Ability to keep up in a demanding fast-paced environment.

  • A consistently cheerful and energetic disposition

  • A clean, neat and well-groomed appearance, (tattoos OK) offensive material must be covered at all times. No loose piercings (nose rings, etc...)

  • Ability to interact positively with our stray animals. (Dog Behavior knowledge is a plus).

  • Pro-active and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Reliable attendance and punctuality. Willingness to pitch in wherever needed as needed.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Texas-Fort Hood

Organization: Chenega Support Services
Strategic Business Unit: Environmental Healthcare and Facilities
Security Requirements: Background Check
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Victoria Sparks
Req ID: 1900002751