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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:14

Veterinary Surgeon

Closing Date/Time: Thursday 05/07/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: 

$46.74 - $67.81 Hourly

 $28,102.31 - $11,753.68 Monthly

 $97,227.73 - $141,044.18 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Jurupa, California

Department: Animal Control Services

 

Job Description:


The incumbent in this assignment will have responsibility for performing physical exams, administering anesthesia and/or other medications as needed, and performing sterilization surgery and immunizations on small animals. Other responsibilities include supervision of paraprofessional staff, training and advising staff in proper care and treatment of small animals, and maintaining control of medical and surgical supplies to ensure adequate supply for clinic. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in shelter medicine.
  • Experience in animal control.
  • Ability to perform up to 30 sterilization surgeries per day.
  • Supervisory/lead experience.
  • Knowledge of training techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Essential Duties:

Performs physical examinations, vaccinations and diagnostics on small animals to determine and evaluate health condition of animals at impound and prior to adoption or presentation for surgery. • Administers anesthesia and/or other medication as needed. • Using appropriate medical equipment performs sterilization surgery on small animals. • Performs immunizations on animals for purposes of disease control. • Maintains control of medicinal and surgical supplies. • Assures through subordinate staff that office equipment and miscellaneous supplies required for clinic activities are maintained at an adequate level and that requisitions are prepared and submitted through appropriate channels as necessary. • Supervises employees to assure clinic work is adequately performed. • Instructs, trains, and advises paraprofessional staff in the proper care and treatment of small animals including the euthanasia of dogs, cats, birds and livestock. • Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff; responds to inquiries from the public and department employees relative to Spay and Neuter Clinic or Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic activities. • Maintains records on Spay and Neuter Clinic and Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic activities; prepares reports and writes correspondence.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Knowledge of: The principles and practices of modern veterinary medicine, particularly as they relate to the treatment of small animals like dogs and cats; the methods of examining and preparing small animals for surgery and of testing and treating them for disease; the laws and regulations governing licensing, quarantine, impounding and care and treatment of animals. Ability to: Administer medical treatment to and perform surgery on small animals; diagnose diseases among animals; deal tactfully and effectively with the public; prepare correspondence, records and reports as necessary.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:25

Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) Positions

About TAP

The Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) recruits and hires temporary employees for all County departments. Most TAP employees are hired as "Temporary Assistants" and fill assignments for many of the job classifications listed in our job descriptions. TAP assignments are a great way to learn about working for the County while working on a temporary, at-will basis. During their assignment, many TAP employees find the County is a great place to work and seek permanent, full-time employment through our regular competitive selection process.
Applicants for TAP assignments must meet the same requirements as applicants for regular positions, which means they must meet all minimum job qualifications, pass any required exams, and undergo a background check and physical examination/drug screen.
Depending on the needs of the particular department and assignment, the length of the assignment can vary but typically lasts for six months. Employment is "at-will," which means the employee can be released at any time for any reason or no reason.
TAP employees do not receive the benefits that regular employees receive. The TAP Pay Rate is set at 5.5% less than the pay established for the regular job classification.

Instructions for Applying to TAP Positions

  • Click below to access the Temporary and Per Diem Job Openings page. Once here, scroll down until you see the job description you are interested in.
  • Click on the job description.
  • When the job description opens, you will see "Apply" on the right hand side.
  • Click on "Apply"
  • It will open up to where you will need to put in a user name/e-mail address and establish a password in order to sign-in.
  • You must TYPE in your resume. It does not allow for copying, cutting or pasting. The system does allow you to upload a resume.

Once this is complete, your name will be submitted for the TAP recruiters to review your resume and schedule for testing.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:20

Registered Veterinary Technician

Class Title: REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Bargaining Unit: Inspections & Technical
Class Code: 73501
Salary: $17.93 - $28.18 Hourly
$3,108.11 - $4,884.31 Monthly
$37,297.31 - $58,611.70 Annually

Job Description:

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Assists the Veterinary Surgeon by handling animals in the administration of physical examinations to determine surgical fitness of animals.
  • Prepares instruments and medical supplies for Veterinarian's use; prepares animals for sterilization surgery; and assists with anesthesia procedures.
  • Provides the Veterinary Surgeon with any supplies he/she may need during the sterilization surgery of animals and provides support for any emergencies that might arise.
  • Monitors animals during surgery as needed; and observes animals after surgery to detect any abnormal behavior or physical symptoms and reports findings to the Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Cleans and prepares surgical packs and instruments to be sterilized before surgery; and provides general care for and feeds animals.
  • Under direction, renders first aid, medical treatments and therapy as required for hospitalized animals.
  • Assists with the admittance and discharge of animals to and from clinic.
  • Assists in training clinic personnel, and orders necessary materials and medications required by the Spay and Neuter Facility and Shelter.
  • Assists with filling prescriptions, and assists spay and neuter staff with daily operations.
  • Observes general shelter animal population for illness and/or injury.
  • Assists a Veterinarian in treating shelter animals, including a variety of exotic animals, and restrains and manages many different species.
  • Creates daily euthanasia list and may administer routine and/or emergency euthanasia to animals.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Experience: One year of paid or voluntary experience working in a kennel, veterinary or animal shelter facility is required.

Education: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Veterinary Technician issued by the California Veterinary Medical Board.

Knowledge of: Safe, humane and efficient methods for the care and treatment of small animals, particularly dogs and cats; Equipment and procedures used at a veterinary clinic; Physical and behavioral characteristics of small animals; Substances and methods used to clean and disinfect animal habitats.

Ability to: Care for small animals; recognize abnormal behavioral and physical symptoms in small animals; safely handle and maintain clinic medical instruments and equipment; Deal tactfully and effectively with the public; Maintain simple records and make reports as necessary.

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Monday, 26 January 2015 23:15

Office Assistant III

Class Title: OFFICE ASSISTANT III
Bargaining Unit: Support Services
Class Code: 13866
Salary: $13.69 - $21.51 Hourly
$2,372.71 - $3,727.97 Monthly
$28,472.50 - $44,735.60 Annually

Requirements:

Experience: Two years of clerical experience (Substitution: one year of the required experience may be substituted with 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, or a closely related field. OR, 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, business education, or a closely related field.)

Job Description:

Under general supervision, to perform the most complex assignments; OR, in a lead capacity, to provide technical supervision and training to staff; and to do other work as required.

The Office Assistant series is used in County departments to provide clerical services. Incumbents typically type, file, sort and process materials; maintain records; process records; compose and edit reports and correspondence; gather information; provide information to the public concerning departmental or County operations; receive and record payments; operate a variety of equipment including but not limited to word processors, micro-computers, mini-computers, computer terminals, duplicating machines, calculators; and prepare and complete a variety of forms and documents.

Incumbents in this class perform the most complex assignments where work is of a highly specialized nature requiring significant expertise and performed with a great degree of independence, OR act as lead personnel for a work unit performing a variety of clerical work. This class is distinguished from that of Supervising Office Assistant I in that the incumbents of the latter class have full supervisory responsibility for a clerical unit.

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Performs complex clerical work requiring the application of laws, policies, procedures, and specialized terminology, prepares and processes materials which require the review of complex source material and a thorough familiarity with policies, procedures, terminology and various applicable laws in order to obtain the necessary data.
  • Compiles a variety of narrative and statistical reports locating sources of information, devising forms to secure data, and determining proper format of finished report.
  • Gives information to the public or interdepartmental representatives in situations where judgment and interpretation of departmental policies and regulations are required.
  • Reviews a variety of reports, forms, and records for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with applicable ordinances; answers questions involving searching for and summarizing technical data, laws, policies or procedures.
  • Compiles a variety of narrative and statistical reports which require locating sources of information, devising forms to secure the data and determining proper format for finished reports.
  • Designs or revises office forms; sets up and maintains complex filing systems.
  • Initiates replies to routine correspondence; composes correspondence and other materials requiring the application of subject matter knowledge and discrimination in the selection of data.
  • May provide technical guidance to clerical staff; may provide training to clerical staff; may assign and review the work of clerical staff; prepares and revises written procedures.
  • Types a wide variety of complex material such as difficult statistical and budgetary tabulations, highly confidential reports and letters, priority manuscripts or contracts, and other specialized documents from rough, plain, corrected copy, or dictated material utilizing information processing equipment.
  • Develops automated files and maintains the storage of tapes and disks; develops and revises standardized formats for documents for the department; operates peripheral equipment.
  • Isolates and resolves equipment and procedural problems; performs backup of systems and maintains archived record library and reference logs; serves as technical expert on the operation of information processing equipment.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Knowledge of: The principles, methods, and equipment used in information processing; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, format, and style; office procedures, including preparing correspondence and reports, filing, and operating standard office equipment.

Ability to: Understand the capabilities and applications of information processing equipment considering the requirements of the unit, use initiative and judgment in setting up formats for a variety of documents; provide guidance to and train staff; proof and correct copy into acceptable final form; store and retrieve a variety of documents and subdocuments; meet departmental production and accuracy standards; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Experience: Two years of clerical experience, one year of the required experience may be substituted by either:

Completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, or a closely related field.

OR

Completion of 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, business education, or a closely related field.

Other Requirements:

Skills: Skill to type up to 40 words per minute may be required.

Tests: All candidates will be required to take a basic skills test prior to being considered for any Office Assistant III position.

Pre-Employment:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Probationary Period:

As an Approved Local Merit System, all County of Riverside employees, except those serving "At Will," are subject to the probationary period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

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Monday, 26 January 2015 17:07

Office Assistant II

Class Title: OFFICE ASSISTANT II
Bargaining Unit: Support Services
Class Code: 13865
Salary: $12.33 - $19.36 Hourly
$2,137.56 - $3,355.91 Monthly
$25,650.77 - $40,270.88 Annually

Requirements

Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide these knowledge's and abilities:

Knowledge of: Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; office procedures, including preparing correspondence and reports; filing, indexing and cross-referencing methods; principles, methods and equipment used in information processing. Ability to: Perform clerical work and quickly learn the specific operation of the office; make decisions in standard procedural matters without immediate supervision; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a variety of standard office equipment.

Job Description:

Under supervision, to perform a variety of moderately difficult clerical work; and to do other work as required.

The Office Assistant series is used in County departments to provide clerical services. Incumbents typically type, file, sort and process materials; maintain records; process records; compose and edit reports and correspondence; gather information; provide information to the public concerning departmental or County operations; receive and record payments; operate a variety of equipment including but not limited to: word processors, micro-computers, mini-computers, computer terminals, duplicating machines, calculators; and prepare and complete a variety of forms and documents.

Office Assistant II is the journey level in this series. Incumbents of the class work under general supervision, within a framework of established procedures and are expected to perform a wide variety of clerical duties with minimal assistance. Satisfactory performance requires the use of independent judgment in selecting proper work methods within approved alternatives.

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Assists the public by referring them to sources of information, giving out standard forms and explaining how to complete them, and answering requests for factual information by consulting various available sources.
  • Inserts and extracts materials from subject matter files, classifies material by nature of subject matter, and prepares new file folders as needed.
  • Maintains informational or operational records; answers telephone and assists callers by providing information, taking messages, or routing calls to others.
  • Types a variety of information such as statistical and budgetary tabulations, reports, manuscripts, contracts, pamphlets, letters, charts, and other documents from rough, plain, corrected copy, or dictated material utilizing information processing equipment.
  • Utilizes formerly recorded material to create new documents or files, incorporating all revisions; independently sets up formats for reports, files, letters, and dual and multi-column documents, taking into consideration the special needs of originator.
  • Gathers information from a variety of source documents; establishes and revises glossaries utilizing stored keystrokes; creates multi-page documents with headers and footers; sets up merged documents.
  • Compiles, stores, and maintains a system of information retrieval on tapes or disks; edits copy for errors; composes routine letters on factual subjects; makes out bills, abstracts, orders, notes, permits, licenses, etc.
  • Receives fees when the amount is readily obtainable by simple computations or from fixed schedules; prepares receipts and accounts for money.
  • Compares a variety of documents such as purchase orders, receival slips, and others to make extensions, batch totals, and to check for arithmetical accuracy and general completeness.
  • Posts data, types, encodes and transmits alphanumeric and numeric data from source documents; keys in commands to locate files; enters, stores, retrieves, and deletes information in order to update records and/or data bases.
  • May verify the accuracy of information entered, and correct errors in transmission, serves as a receptionist and schedules appointments; as a secondary responsibility, may operate a telephone switchboard.
  • Make computer inquiries to retrieve information and to print reports; may align carriage tapes and forms to print records, mailing lists, roster indexes, and similar listings; maintains informational and operational records.
  • Serves as a receptionist and schedules appointments; as a secondary responsibility, may operate a telephone switchboard.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Knowledge of: Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; office procedures, including preparing correspondence and reports; filing, indexing and cross-referencing methods; principles, methods and equipment used in information processing.

Ability to: Perform clerical work and quickly learn the specific operation of the office; make decisions in standard procedural matters without immediate supervision; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a variety of standard office equipment.

Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledges and abilities listed above.

Other Requirements:

Skills: Skill to type 40 words per minute may be required.

Tests: All candidates will be required to take a basic skills test prior to being considered for any Office Assistant II position.

Pre-Employment:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Probationary Period:

As an Approved Local Merit System, all County of Riverside employees, except those serving "At Will," are subject to the probationary period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

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