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Job ID: 4981

Job Category: Animal Care & Control

Division & Section: Municipal Licensing & Standards, MLS Toronto Animal Services

Work Location: 399 The West Mall

Job Type & Duration: Temporary, 16 months

Hourly Rate: $32.84 Please note: The salary reflects 2019 rates

Hours & Shift Information: 10 Hour Rotating Shifts / 7 days per week

Affiliation: L416 Outside

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 27-Feb-2020 to 12-Mar-2020

Major Responsibilities:

  • Promotes responsible pet ownership through the delivery of animal services programs to the public, including field and shelter services
  • Carries out field inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with animal services programs and as they relate to municipal, provincial and federal legislation and advises the public on animal control legislation and by-laws
  • Responds to public inquiries, investigates complaints and requests for service with issues relating to animal services programs
  • Enforces legislation through commencement of proceedings under the Provincial Offences Act
  • Prepares reports and maintains records
  • Attends court and gives evidence on behalf of the City with respect to animal services matters
  • Provides humane and skilled capture, handling and restraint of wild and domestic animals, including sick and injured, both in the shelter and in the field/community
  • Transports animals to shelter or as directed to other locations
  • Provides daily care of animals in custody including, sanitary living conditions, feeding, watering, grooming, etc. and observing and reporting health and behaviour conditions. Administers animal health requirements, assists and/or performs euthanasia, and if required, assists in sterilization clinics
  • Provides services including animal intake, claims, searches, adoptions, registrations, etc., including handling of receipt transactions
  • Utilizes computer systems and other information and communication technologies related to animal services
  • Maintains animal service equipment and vehicle in a clean, sanitary and organized fashion
  • May be required to operate a pathological incinerator
  • Participates in the delivery of public education programs and animal services events, etc.
  • Performs other duties at this wage grade level or lower
  • Performs work in a safe, efficient and courteous manner

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Successful completion of a recognized course in animal care at the community college level (e.g.: Animal Health Technician/Veterinary Technician) and significant technical experience working directly with animals or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in the application of relevant policies, court procedures, regulations and legislation pertaining to animals (e.g. Municipal Code Chapter 349, Dog Owners' Liability Act, etc.)
  • Experience in the use of a computerized records and data management system (similar to Chameleon) and standard PC applications (Word and Excel).
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and must have or shall be required to obtain required City permit for assigned vehicle(s) and equipment.

You must also have:

  • Must be able to foster and maintain good public relations and customer service with the general public and be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations in relation to the job duties.
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making/problem solving capacity.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Must possess good oral and written skills.
  • May be required to do shift/overtime and weekend work in conformance with the Collective Agreement.
  • Required to be immunized against rabies and have a yearly titre to determine immunity level and if needed, receive booster vaccinations.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts (day, afternoon, night, weekend and holidays) and standby as required
  • Ability to lift objects (weighing up to 20 kgs)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

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Posted by City of Toronto

Posted on 2020-02-27

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