Sr. Code Compliance Officer- Satellite

The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. A group of City staff and private business professionals recently raised over $1 million for a new medical treatment ward that opened in October 2014 to supplement its surgical clinic where approximate 9,000 animals were neutered in 2015. Also, in 2015, the shelter added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas. A $1 million expansion of the current shelter will begin this summer with plans for a second shelter to be completed in the next five years. The live release rate has increased from approximately 30% in 2010 to recently topping 90% in January and February of this year (YTD 87%).

We are currently recruiting for Senior Code Compliance Officers to work in the shelter and in the field to ensure compliance with City and State animal regulations. Duties include following State Laws, and local ordinances concerning the care and treatment of animals; functions as lead over Animal Control Officers and/or Animal Shelter Technicians, depending upon area of assignment; assist animal control supervisors in mentoring/coaching and evaluating lower level technical and/or clerical staff; picking up and impounding stray, sick, injured, unwanted, abandoned, and diseased animals; perform special assignments specific to animal welfare, including: Animal Cruelty Investigations, Bite Investigations, Public Education, Dangerous Dog Investigations, Multi-Pet Permits, Wildlife Management, and Adoption Centers; picking up and disposing of dead animals; issuing notices and citations as required; performing euthanasia of sick, injured or un-adopted impounded animals.

Whether you would rather be working as a department organizer in an office, or out there in the field, animal control has many diverse job possibilities available. There is a wide range of career opportunities in the department of animal control, so search the open positions and get a rewarding new career today!


High School Diploma or GED PLUS three year of increasingly responsible animal related welfare and/or control experience required.


  • Valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain an Animal Control Officer Basic Certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Must be available for on-call/call-back duty and to work weekends. Applicants must indicate availability on the application or they will be disqualified.
  • Applicants must be able to lift and restrain small to very large animals, both domestic and wild, which may weigh up to 100 pounds.
  • Applicants must be able to perform duties in inclement weather.


Preferences will be given for the following:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and data entry experience preferred.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain Euthanasia Certificate is preferred.
  • Basic report-writing techniques.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred.
  • Extensive public contact work experience preferred.
  • Retail Cash handling and customer service experience preferred. Supervision of staff in a retail environment is a plus!

This assignment is within the Animal Care and Control division; however, lead assignments may include cross-departmental responsibilities. May require working on weekends, holidays, and/or extended hours based on operational needs. The Fort Worth Everyday Adoption Centers are open and staffed seven days per week. Position is subjected to mandatory overtime.

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