• County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Variable Shift Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $46.26 - $56.23 Hourly USD

Job Description


El Dorado County is one of the most beautiful counties in the state of California.You can avoid the valley commute and fog and take in the natural beauty.Check out our video to learn more!


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for an extra help Veterinarian.This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months.

We currently have the following vacancies:
  • Two (2)extra help vacancies in Health and Human Services Agency, located in Placerville, CA.
    • The current vacancies are anticipated to work anywhere from 6-20 hours per week; however, extra help vacancies are recurrent seasonal openings, made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.

The ideal candidate will be able to handle a high volume spay/neuter clinic once a week and have the ability to respond to and compile forensics for animal cruelty cases and a willingness to testify in court if needed. They will be able to evaluate shelter protocols and be responsible for the proper administration of veterinarian procedures.

A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the informationin the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies.All work experience that is described or included in your response(s)MUSTbe included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Under general direction, provide medical and surgical services to animals at a regional county animal shelters; oversee the work of staff who assist with animal health or euthanasia procedures; and represent the County on the care and treatment of animals and pets.

This extra-help position is a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine responsible for providing routine and emergency medical and surgical care for a wide variety of animals in the County's animal shelters.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Advises appropriate Agency management staff on animal health care practices to maintain compliance with established standards of care; may be designated as the responsible licensee for the purpose of premiseregistration.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and performs routine and emergency medical treatment of all impounded animals; vaccinates animals against Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Upper Respiratory Infection, and other diseases common to canines, felines, and other animals commonly found in shelters; performs spay/neutering surgery on animals prior to adoption; examines animals prior to adoption and before release to ensure health condition.
  • Develops and implements protocols for handling ill and injured animals in the shelter.
  • Provides ongoing training for staff to identify animals requiring isolation or veterinary care; trains and supervises non-professional staff performing or assisting with veterinary duties or medical procedures; advises/explains proper medical care and treatment of animals to staff.
  • Oversees the visual monitoring on a daily basis of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs of illness or unusual behavior; assures that problems are promptly reported; determines and directs appropriate action as required.
  • Performs euthanasia of designated animals.
  • Oversees the use of immobilization capture drugs and drugs used for euthanasia.
  • Oversees the ordering and maintaining of supplies and equipment used in the medical program.
  • May assist field officers with cruelty investigations or rescues where medical intervention is necessary.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public and the press; maintains effective community relations and participates in special community events.
  • Performs studies, prepares reports and maintains records.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from a regionallyaccredited college or university. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree;AND one (1) year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or shelter environment, including the performance of surgery.

Other Requirements

A valid license issued by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine to practice as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, is required prior to appointment. A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Drug Enforcement Administration licensure.

Must be available for after hours medical emergencies as needed.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map