HUMANE OFFICER DEFINED
Humane Officer's prevent cruelty to animals by responding to and resolving citizen complaints about animals. Assignments include patrol, undercover work, testimony and investigations of those misdemeanor and felony crimes towards animals under State law.
HUMANE OFFICER SELECTION PROCESS
Candidates must have successfully completed all steps in the selection process to be considered for hire.
Two years of responsible law enforcement training and experience performing duties similar to a peace officer or park ranger. Previous experience as a humane officer or animal control officer a plus. Employees at this level are expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on matters allocated and receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise.
Candidates are tested on basic law enforcement criteria as well as written and reasoning skills.
Candidates are interviewed by a panel to assess accomplishments, job motivation, interpersonal and communication skills and continuous learning orientation.
Candidates' employment, police, financial, education and military records are checked. Interviews are conducted with family members, friends, neighbors, supervisors, and co-workers.
HSSF verifies that candidates are in excellent health with no conditions that would restrict their ability to perform their duties. A psychologist performs individual interviews and evaluations with candidates, to determine their ability to successfully perform the difficult and stressful duties of a Humane Officer.
Completion of P.O.S.T. basic instruction.
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