Excelsior Springs - Animal Control Officer

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Department Excelsior Springs Police Department
Job TitleAnimal Control Officer
Location Excelsior Springs, MO

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This is a responsible position affiliated with the Police Department that involves field and kennel work in the enforcement of animal control ordinances and regulations. 

Work involves responsibility for the general enforcement of the City's animal control laws and ordinances, works with the Police Department, patrols the City streets by vehicle; captures and impounds stray, unlicensed and other animals in violation of City ordinances; investigates complaints of animals that create a nuisance; works with health agencies and officials in the prevention of rabies; locates dogs or other animals which have bitten humans and impounds and quarantines them; provides the proper care of animals impounded; ensures cleanliness and maintenance of the Animal Control Center and vehicle; removes dead animals from within the City; answers questions from the public regarding City ordinances on the impounding, sale, and disposal of animals; adopts or disposes of unclaimed animals as directed by the Animal Control Center Supervisor; collects and accounts for monies received in the adoption and release of animals; may work evening and/or weekend shifts; maintains records and prepares routine reports.



The Excelsior Springs Police Department offers a starting base annual salary of $37,132 with excellent benefits, which includes ten (10) paid holidays, overtime pay, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, life insurance, health, dental and vision insurance, and a pension plan. Work hours are typically 8:00am-5:00pm with varied work days.



The City of Excelsior Springs is a suburb of Kansas City that is in both Clay and Ray Counties, and has a population of over 11,500.   Excelsior Springs is approximately 11 square miles in land area, and is home to the historic Elms Resort and Spa, a new $14 million community center, a progressive school district with excellent facilities, a large pasta manufacturing plant, a Walmart Supercenter, a new microbrewery restaurant, multiple wineries, and all three major US-based automobile dealerships. 



  • Must possess a high school diploma
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Pass a background investigation, truth verification test and a drug screening



The Excelsior Springs Police Department applicant screening process consists of the following steps:

  • Employment Application 
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Truth-Verification Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Screening



The City of Excelsior Springs, MO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law, in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs for activities.  All interested parties are encouraged to apply! 

Please direct questions regarding this position to rwarner@espolice.com

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