Job Opportunities
Vacancy Announcement
(Open to Internal and External Applicants)


* Pending final City Council approval*



Oversees and participates in the daily operations of the shelter including animal admissions, cleaning, maintenance, record keeping and animal welfare. 


 Requires two years of college, vocational or technical school with a major emphasis in science related area and two years experience in the field of animal care.  Experience supervising or directing the work of others in some capacity preferred.  Must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.  Candidate must obtain and maintain certification to euthanize within the first year of employment.

See Job Description for Essential Duties and Qualifications.


$900.00 - $1,308.80  Bi-weekly is complete Salary Range.
(Starting salary is typically at the beginning of the range depending on individual qualifications and budget authorization.)

Application Deadline

5:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014. 
(Applications/Resumes submitted by mail must be postmarked the day of the application deadline.)

CITY EMPLOYEES must submit a resume or employment application by the stated deadline.


NOTE:  To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application.  Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.  Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.
The ELIGIBLE LIST established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted.  Individuals must apply now in order to be considered for future openings of this position.  Eligible applicants will have the option of having their name withheld from consideration for specific vacancies if they choose.

To ensure consideration, CITY EMPLOYEES wishing to transfer or take a voluntary demotion for the current vacancy should indicate their interest to the Human Resources Department by completing the appropriate form by the application deadline.

According to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no CITY EMPLOYEE “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.” 

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.  Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing required. 

To apply, complete an online application. To check the status of this position (accepting applications, scheduling testing, 2nd interviews, filled, etc.) please see Position Status.

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Contact Us

Human Resources
Busch Municipal Building
Third Floor
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: 417.864.1607
TDD: 417.864.1555
Fax: 417.864.1186

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