Excelsior Springs - Animal Care Specialist

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Job Overview

Department Excelsior Springs Police Department
Job TitleAnimal Care Specialist
Salary$16 / Hour
Location Excelsior Springs, MO

Job Announcement

Excelsior Springs Police Department, MO


Animal Care Specialist



An Animal Care Specialist within an Animal Control Unit is a dedicated professional primarily responsible for the daily care and well-being of animals held in impoundment. In this role, specialists meticulously attend to the needs of impounded animals, ensuring their health, safety, and overall welfare.

Daily responsibilities include feeding animals according to their specific dietary requirements, providing necessary medical care, and maintaining clean and comfortable living environments within the facilities. Additionally, specialists engage in behavioral observations to monitor the adjustment and demeanor of impounded animals, implementing enrichment activities to promote mental stimulation and alleviate stress.

The role demands a compassionate approach, as specialists strive to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for animals awaiting potential adoption or resolution of their legal status. Effective communication and collaboration with other animal care professionals and veterinary staff are crucial to address the unique needs of each impounded animal, ultimately contributing to their well-being during their stay in the animal control facility.



The Excelsior Springs Police Department offers a starting hourly rate of $16.



  • Must be 18 years of age and a U. S. citizen or lawfully authorized alien worker.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam and drug test.
  • Willingness to work holidays and weekends.



The Excelsior Springs Police Department applicant screening process consists of the following steps:

  • Employment Application 
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Truth-Verification Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Screening

The City of Excelsior Springs, MO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law, in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs for activities.  All interested parties are encouraged to apply! 


Please direct questions regarding this position to rwarner@espolice.com

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