Animal Control Licensing Specialist

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Animal Control or Services Regulatory and Licensing

Job Description


  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted or requested.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: A letter of interest that includes your motivation to work at Animal Control, and a resume.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Promotes and facilitates dog licensing and responsible pet ownership for the Animal Control Division of the Missoula City-County Health Department to ensure the health and safety of domestic animals and the community.

Representative Examples of Work

Promotes dog licensing through direct contact with the public and through social and traditional media outlets. Canvasses neighborhoods to evaluate and promote licensing. Develops promotional and educational materials. Uses creative and innovative methods to promote dog licensing within Missoula County. Provides information about licensing, rabies vaccinations, spaying and neutering pets, and animal control ordinances. Updates and maintains Animal Control website and social media platforms. Coordinates outreach events. Processes new licenses and license renewals. Follows up on expired licenses by creating reports, sending letters, making follow up calls, and working with animal control officers. Dispatches animal control officers; records and relays required information. Performs data entry, handles cash, makes deposits, produces reports, retains records as required. Takes minutes at Animal Control Board and other meetings. Orders supplies for the shelter including medications, vaccines, food, litter, cleaning supplies, microchips, gravel, etc. Cleans front office space, bathrooms, and other areas daily. Fills in as a Shelter Attendant as needed. Feeds and waters animals, cleans indoor and outdoor kennels and other areas within the building, does dishes and laundry. Participates in quality improvement projects and strategic work plans. Works within incident command structure during emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Requires one year of experience that includes one or more of the following: marketing, promotion, clerical duties, data entry, animal care, or animal handling. Requires experience working with the public. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a valid Montana Driver's License. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safety of any person. Successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment physical examination.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Work involves regular exposure to animals, primarily dogs and cats, of all sizes and temperament. Occasional bites and scratches are likely. Work requires regular physical activity including standing and walking on hard surfaces, bending, reaching, the ability to climb steps in order to contact residents, medium range lifting (25-50#) and occasional heavy lifting (50#). Work is performed in the office and outdoors, occasionally during inclement weather, and involves driving a county vehicle. May require scheduled evening and weekend work.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Missoula, Montana United States View Map