Animal Control

City of Springfield

225 Fifth Street

Springfield, Oregon 97477

Ph: (541)726-3705        Fax: (541)726-4614

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



Animal Control Office - Office Assistant


Supervisor: Animal Control Officer
Location: Police Department – 230 Fourth St., Springfield, OR 97477
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Description of Duties  

  • Provide support for the Animal Control Officer by maintaining office duties while officer is working in the field.
  • Enter vital animal and owner information into the Animal Control Dog Licensing Database.
  • Process financial turnovers and licensing.
  • Return phone messages.
  • General writing, editing and typing.
  • Assist with miscellaneous tasks including mailings, basic research, etc.


  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to send and receive e-mail from home.
  • Interest in animal welfare.
  • Skills in listening and communicating.
  • Research and writing skills.
  • Basic to intermediate level of computer knowledge/experience.
  • Keyboarding/data entry experience.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Work with financial applications.
  • Willingness to conform to quality control of work and accept feedback.
  • Positive and supportive attitude with people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Positive commitment to comply with confidentiality requirements and police policies.
  • Comfortable working within a police environment which sometimes involves people-related emergencies and crisis conflict management.


Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary; able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift, carry, and move items up to 10 pounds.
  • Kneeling and bending.

Training and Assignment Preparation

  • Orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator and onsite training with the Animal Control Officer.

Dress Code

  • Business casual or supplied uniform.

Open one of the links below and fill out the form:

General Volunteer Application

For additional information contact: Wendy Polen @ 541.726.3729

or email:



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