Animal Control Officer/City Pound Clerk

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Type: Full Time Seasonal (April to Nov)

Position (s): 1

Please note: there is potential for the role to become permanent, transition into a secondary position or move to pt casual hours in the off season.

The Role

Our Bylaw enforcement Officers work within the community, addressing community concerns (present and past), processing bylaw infractions and mediating community concerns.

Our City Pound Clerks work within our reception area at the City Animal Pound facility. This job encompasses multiple responsibilities including; reception, adoption counselling, bylaw enforcement, general Admin work and education of the public.

This position will be a hybrid position, encompassing both roles.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Bylaw enforcement Officer, your responsibilities are covered under The City of Saskatoon Bylaws 7860 -The Animal Control Bylaw and 8176 – The Dangerous Animal Bylaw. As part of the enforcement of these two laws you will be responsible for a multitude of tasks including:

  • Call receipt, screening and dispatching of incoming calls.
  • Responding to bylaw specific concerns and complaints.
  • Documenting case file related interactions.
  • Court attendance as applicable.
  • Issuing Notices of Violation (citations/tickets).
  • Maintenance of animal records and documentation relative to public interactions.
  • Animal handling, capture and transfer of animals, both to their respective homes as well as the City Pound.
  • Investigation and identification of bylaw infractions.
  • Park patrol and bike patrol.
  • Education of the population specific to Animal Control and bylaw specific concerns.
  • Other duties as required.

Our clerks work returning impounded animals under the same bylaws, but also engage in our adoption, foster and volunteer programs.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • A general knowledge of animal behavior and identification.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and data entry.
  • A combination of experience demonstrating an ability to handle a fast paced environment, problem solving skills, animal handling or communication skills.
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • An ability to work independently, as a self-starter.
  • Proof of a valid driver’s license.
  • Provision of a clean criminal record check.


$19.00 – $24.00 per hour plus potential for on-call wages

Salary Level

Dependent on experience

We welcome diversity, value difference, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals and ask that they be remitted either by email at or drop it in person at: 1925 Avenue B North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan or at the City Pound location 5028 Clarence Avenue Grasswood Sask.

Apply by: June 10th 2024

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