Do You:

  • Love and enjoy working with animals
  • Like meeting people
  • Enjoy helping people with family planning (adding your pet to your family tree)
  • Want to stop animal abuse, cruelty and neglect
  • Believe in community outreach to stop pet overpopulation
  • Support pet adoption, and spaying & neutering
  • Are a team player, friendly, outgoing and responsible

Apply for One of These Jobs Today! Visit City of Los Angeles Personnel Department.

Assistant General Manager 

Salary: $135,636 to 192,972 Annually

Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by 4 p.m.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the General Manager of Animal Services, oversees and manages through subordinate supervisors approximately 80 Animal Control officers and 250 animal care staff providing seven-day-a-week service in operating the City’s animal care centers, enforcing humane laws, and educating the public regarding issues that impact animals and the humans who care for them. The position must exercise independent judgment in solving internal organizational and administrative problems and launching programs that maximize the efficiency of an operational budget of approximately $23 million. This position reports directly to the General Manager and can assume full executive responsibility for the Department of Animal Services in the General Manager’s absence. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited

  • Applying principles and practices of management in developing, implementing and administering policies and procedures applicable to enforcement and
    animal care operations of Animal Services;
  • Enforcing all policies, rules, and regulations in the Department of Animal Services;
  • Enforcement of State codes and City ordinances under the Department’s jurisdiction;
  • Managing public outreach and marketing efforts;
  • Representing the department before the City Council, its committees, other governmental agencies and the public on issues dealing with operations, and representing the department at meetings and conferences concerning matters on
    animal care and control; and
  • Reviewing, preparing implementing and administering a budget.

Please see Assistant General Manager.pdf for more information and how to apply.

Veterinarian II

Full-Time starting salary: $3,552.80 biweekly; medical and dental benefits provided

Part-Time hourly rate: $44.41; no medical/dental benefits

POSITION SUMMARY: A Veterinarian diagnoses and gives first aid treatment, including surgery as needed, to animals in the care and custody of the Los Angeles Animal Services Department and inspects their care and treatment; assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of employees assisting in the above work; advises the public and Department employees on matters within the field of veterinary medicine; exercises medical judgment and skill in the independent performance of responsibilities, applying current veterinary medical principles.

Please see Veterinarian_II.pdf for more information and how to apply.

Reserve Animal Control Officer

RACO information flyer

Are you interested in trying something different? The RACO Program welcomes volunteers to become Reserve Animal Control Officers serving in the same capacity as our Animal Control Officers.

  • The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of volunteer service each month at any one of our six Animal Shelters for 3 months prior to the first class.
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent, and must have a current driver’s license.
  • A background check, drug and alcohol screening will be performed as a part of the process.
  • Prospective candidates should also be prepared for a physical requirement check.
  • RACOs must be able to lift at least 70 pounds and sometimes in excess of 70 pounds.

Please complete a regular City Application located at: and mail it to: RACO Program, LA Animal Services, 200 N. Spring St., Room 1805, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Animal License Canvasser (Part-Time)

Hourly Rate: $15.14

POSITION SUMMARY: Canvasses residence and businesses enforcing animal license ordinances; verifies rabies vaccinations; verifies sterilization records to determine appropriate license fee; collects payment for licenses and issues receipts; maintains records and prepares reports, which could be used in court as legal evidence; disseminates public education materials to City residents; observes and reports suspicious activities involving animal related concerns, such as inhumane treatment, animal fighting, breeding activities, exotic animals, etc., to the appropriate section of the Department; other duties as required.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and how to apply.

Information on other positions within the City of Los Angeles is available at the
City’s Personnel Department Website.

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