Animal Resource Officer II (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • May 17, 2024
Full Time Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: 3956.00 - 4751.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


Looking for an opportunity to create a positive change in your city? Look no further! The Fresno Animal Center department, centrally situated in the vibrant City of Fresno, is currently recruiting for Animal Resource Officers II. Join us in making a profound difference in the lives of animals and our community! Become a part of achieving our mission to improve the lives of our Citizens and their Animals. With guidance from our partners, we strive to reunite pets with their owners by providing resources to City of Fresno residents.

Incumbents must demonstrate initiative, tact, and sensitivity in the humane treatment and handling of animals and must be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups within the City.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Engaging with the community on resources and collaboration in support of animal services.
- Explaining and enforcing laws and ordinances including issuing citations and warnings related to the treatment, control, and licensing of animals.
- Operation of two-way radio, cellular devices, and other equipment to maintain activity logs and respond to calls from dispatch or request calls for assistance to effectively conduct animal control services in designated City areas.
- Prepare reports and work with corresponding agencies.
- May administer first aid and emergency treatment for animals.
- Perform related work as required.

Incumbents will be exposed to a working environment with animals (primarily dogs and cats) which may lead to possible exposure of unpleasant odors and noises, allergens, interactions with animals, and possible exposure to zoonotic diseases; and will be required to handle and restrain animals humanely and safely using approved protocols and practices.

Incumbents will be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays and respond to after- hours emergencies as needed.
Several vacancies exist for Animal Resource Officer II in the Animal Center Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

BENEFITS: UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service. SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM PAY: $100 per month (if eligible)
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.

RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list:


High School diploma or GED equivalent, at time of appointment
One (1) year of experience equivalent to that gained as an Animal Resource Officer I with the City of Fresno.

Equivalent experience may be defined as performing the following duties under close supervision: explaining and enforcing laws and ordinances including issuing citations and warnings related to the treatment, control and licensing of animals, responding to calls and conducting animal control services, transporting animals to facilities, and community engagement related to animal laws and resources.

Additional Requirements

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License is required during the entire term of employment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and a current copy of their official driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles office.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
A valid Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP), issued by the Veterinary Medical Board of the State of California, may be required upon direction of the appointing authority.

Incumbents must have completed Euthanasia Training consistent with California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 2039 at time of appointment.


Incumbents must possess a State of California Penal Code Section 832 Laws of Arrest certification at time of appointment and maintain throughout the term of employment in this classification.

How To Apply

TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of the following:

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 100%: A job related written examination will be administered which may test a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: animal care, public contact, safety, office software, and other relevant information. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The written examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 25, 2024.

The City of Fresno reserves the right to amend the selection process at any time.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

Additional Information

1. Your document must first be scanned and saved to a computer or thumb drive (save as the document name.)
2. Then go to > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line.
3. Enter the same Login Information (Username & Password) that is going to be used for the job you are applying to.
4. Under the section My Career Tools (located towards the top of the page), Select Cover Letters & Attachments, and then Add Attachments towards the bottom.
5. For Attachment Type, choose the most appropriate option (i.e. DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS or DD214.)
*If you do not see an appropriate choice, you may use Reference Attachments. Under Attachment Purpose, you can TYPE a description.
6. Then Select Add Attachment and hit the Browse button to locate your attachment.
7. Once you have selected your attachment, select Open, hit Upload and then Save & Return.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 08/23/2024

Base Pay


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map