Current Openings

Animal Control Officer - Part Time

If interested, please mail letter of interest and resume to

Pay: $10-15/hr – DOQ


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one year.
  • Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Must be able to obtain Basic Animal Control certificate within one year.
  • Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this requirement within six (6) months of employment.


  • Responds to calls to catch and detain stray, abandoned, injured and/or dangerous animals.
  • Using city vehicle, patrols the city for and transports strays, abandoned, dead/injured and unlicensed animals to the city shelter.
  • Pick up/impound animals in a safe and humane manner.
  • Provides daily care for impounded animals, including feeding, watering and obtaining medical care.
  • Investigate reports of animal bites and dangerous or vicious animals.
  • Euthanize animals when necessary.
  • Respond to observed or reported emergency situations and ordinance violations.
  • Issues warnings and citations for violations of state laws and city ordinances; conducts follow-up inspections as necessary.
  • Write reports and record data on appropriate log/forms.
  • Testifies in court regarding ordinance violations.
  • Prepares reports concerning animal bites and quarantines animals for rabies observation.
  • Counsel/educate citizens and provide information and assistance regarding responsible animal ownership/ordinance requirements (leash law, registration, animal behavior, etc.)
    Maintains records of impounded animals.
  • Cleans the shelter, equipment and tools on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Respond to after hours emergency calls as needed from the DWG DPS.
  • Facilitates Pet Registration program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must posses required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of relevant state laws and city codes and ordinances concerning licensing and impounding of animals.
  • Knowledge of city roads and geography.
  • Knowledge of the procedures involved in the capture and euthanization of animals.
  • Knowledge of animal breeds and their characteristics.


  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
  • Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the Internet.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication. Writing must be clearly legible.
  • Skill in animal care.
  • Skill in safely handling animals, including those with unknown temperament.
  • Adhere to disease management and safety protocols.


  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing
    assigned tasks.
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly
  • Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity religion, or job type.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, understand, explain and accurately apply animal control related regulations,
    policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to identify most common breeds of cats and dogs, and have knowledge of common dog
    and cat diseases.
  • Ability to lift, carry and load up to 75 pounds safely.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow written instructions.
  • Ability to properly euthanize wild and domestic animals and dispose of properly.
  • Ability to read, understand, explain and accurately apply animal control related regulations,
    policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good working rapport with peers, supervisors, and
    employees in other departments.
  • Ability to maintain poise, and professional bearing when interacting with upset, intimidating, or hostile people, as well as during other stressful, emotional, or possibly hazardous situations.
  • Ability to control, handle and work around all types of domesticated and wild animals (dead or alive) including dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, livestock, fowl, rodents, reptiles, bats, insects, etc.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

Reserve Public Safety Officer

The Reserve PSO is a voluntary position with the Dalworthington Gardens Department of Public Safety. Our reserve officers serve a vital role in our organization. Each volunteer must be able to commit themselves to 20 hours a month of time to work with one of those stretches being a 12 hour shift. Training is once a month in the evening on the first Wednesday of the month.

Job Description

  • Provides for the protection of life and property within the community and the enforcement of local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances.
  • Conducts a variety of duties that include patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, driving emergency vehicles, and special details.

Job Requirements

  • Must have TCOLE Basic Peace Officer's License.
  • All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and 21 years of age. 
  • Valid Texas Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
  • All qualified applicants MUST complete an application in order to be considered for the position. Position is open until filled.
  • Qualified applicants must submit to a pre employment written and physical agility test, drug test, psychological and physical examination as well as a criminal background check. 
  • All qualified candidates must be of good moral character and able to communicate with the public, be available for shift work, weekends and holidays.