Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency, both in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens in order to prevent the next crime, and to enhance the quality of life within our community always treating people with fairness and respect. The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with close to 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community. The men and women of the CMPD are committed to providing the very best service possible and maintaining the high level of confidence this community has in us.
The Veterinarian, under the general supervision of the Shelter Manager, shall supervise the overall health, provide care for and treatment of all Animals.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide training & education for AC&C staff on proper medical techniques & procedures / proper care / analyzing health issues
Oversee Vet Tech performance of medical procedures without direct supervisory responsibilities
Oversee Animal health programs at AC&C to provide best possible care to animals entering & exiting while maintaining population control
Ensure animals are cared for in accordance with AC&C standards
Maintain clean & sanitary environment at all times
Ensure citizen complaints about health of animals are processed in rapid & professional manner / within City & Mecklenburg County policies / all applicable laws & standards
Keep completed medical & drug records required by Drug Enforcement Agency
Supervise disease prevention
Provide emergency services to incoming animals in conjunction with Vet Techs
Coordinate with Vet Tech’s supervisor to assist with day to day duties
Write reports for cases providing professional opinion & diagnosis
May testify in court cruelty cases at request of the City
Assist in CMPD rabies vaccination programs occurring every second Saturday of the month, 7:00am to 12:00pm at AC&C with five onsite hours
Attend community events to promote animals / AC&C programs / provide advice to public about proper care of animals
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to write reports & business correspondence
Assist in adding to policy & procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information & respond to questions from groups of City employees / general public
Ability to define problems / collect data / establish facts / draw valid conclusions
Comply with stated standards of performance
Report to Shelter Manager of organization
Responsibility to general assignments in:
method / manner / sequence of performance of work
work operations of group of employees
Perform activities covered by expansive policies & objectives / oversight for execution & review
High order of analytical / interpretative / constructive thinking in varied situations covering multiple areas of organization
Regular use of complex machines & equipment
Computer skills including but not limited to:
Occasionally lift & move up to fifty pound & frequently lift & move up to twenty-five pounds
Doctoral degree (DVM) with two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or training
Commensurate with Experience
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace
How to Apply:
If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available.
Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
Conditions of Employment: The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control
The Animal Care & Control Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is committed to protecting the safety of citizens and animals within our community. Our goals are to create partnerships within the community in order to promote responsible pet ownership, decrease the overpopulation of domestic pets through spay-?neuter programs, and to place adoptable animals in good homes.?
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