The City of Mount Vernon is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving full and equal opportunity
without regard to race, religion, color, gender, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.
The City of Mount Vernon has a zero tolerance for sexual harassment or reprisal.
OPENING DATE: April 16, 2013 CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $38,702.71- $56,013.22
SPECIFICATIONS: This is a provisional position appointment to a vacant, competitive,
classified position until a Civil Service examination is administered and an established
eligible list is used. The applicant must meet the following qualifications: plans, develops
organizes activities necessary to the control of small animals within the City; ensure
compliance with all local codes, laws and ordinances pertaining to small animal control;
supervise and direct the work of subordinate personnel; directs and coordinates the issuance
of summonses and the presentation of information of violators of the provision of Chapter
16, City Ordinances, before a court of competent jurisdiction: maintenance and operation
of animal shelter and facilities; confer with state, county and city and other officials
regarding current and new laws pertaining to area of responsibility; patrols an assigned
area to locate and capture or remove stray, dangerous, dead, sick and/or injured animals.
Through knowledge of the care and handling of dogs and cats, to include the maintenance
and operation of an animal shelter: through knowledge of the techniques and methods of
capturing and humane disposition of small animals; ability to ensure the sanitary and
efficient operation of a municipal animal shelter; ability to supervise.
Acceptable experience and training:
Graduation from high school or a high school equivalency diploma and 2 years of
experience involving responsibility for the operation and maintenance of an animal
hospital, shelter, or similar establishment, 1 year of which must include handling care of
To apply, send a cover letter and resume summarizing your qualifications to: Department of
Human Resources, City Hall- Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, New York 10550.