SEAACA Employment Application

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  •         Mail to: 9777 SEAACA Street,  Downey, CA 90241 (Attention Administration)
  •         Drop off: In-person during business hours (9777 SEAACA Street, Downey, CA 90241)

      The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who recognizes our employees are our greatest asset. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance plans.

Some of the career opportunities within our organization are:

Field Services | Front Office | Veterinary Division | Care Center Operations (Kennel) | Licensing

Field Services:
Our field division consists of Animal Control Officers (ACOs), Senior ACOs, and a Corporal (Field Services Supervisor). Our officers respond to service requests ranging from animals reported running loose to allegations of animal cruelty and neglect.

Front Office:
Our front office consists of Clerks, Radio Dispatchers, and an Office Supervisor. The office staff is responsible for greeting the public, as well as processing, and finalizing adoptions of shelter animals. They receive calls for service from the public and forward those calls to the Field Officers to ensure timely responses to citizens' problems or questions.

Veterinary Division:
Our veterinary division consists of Animal Health Technicians, Registered Veterinary Technician Clinic Supervisor, and a Licensed Veterinarian. The veterinary staff is responsible for spay and neuter surgeries of all adopted shelter animals, monitoring and maintaining the health of the shelter animals, and operating our low cost vaccination clinic.

Care Center Operations (Kennel):
Our kennel staff consists of Animal Care Technicians (ACTs), a Sr. ACT, and a Faculty Supervisor. They are responsible for the day to day care of our shelter animals; providing food, water, and compassion for each animal within our facility.

Our Licensing division consists of clerks and license canvassers. They are responsible for enforcing animals licensing requirements within our cities.

Current Openings:

All positions listed are for employment at our Downey, California facility. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. No phone calls; please apply as directed in each listing.



Annual Salary Range: $157,676.06 to $192,364.64

Serve as SEAACA’s lead shelter medical and surgical staff member. Provides direction to the department to establish best practices in shelter medicine and HQHV surgical practices. Working in collaboration with management, establishes appropriate veterinary policies for all shelter operations. Adheres to the highest ethical standards and ensures that veterinary care is provided in a safe, proficient, professional and humane manner.


  • Develop, implement, and monitor medical protocol, improve the standard of animal and veterinary care, ensuring that SEAACA is staying up to date on best practices in shelter medicine.
  • Collaborate with other veterinarians to ensure SEAACA’s operations are conducted using appropriate and up-to-date medical and surgical practices.
  • Collaborate with the Manager to coordinate staff and volunteer trainings and mentorship to ensure we are using and working towards best practices in animal welfare in all areas of animal operations.
  • Maintain a culture of collaboration and teamwork among the entire Veterinary Services team.
  • Work with the Managers and agency departments to effectively and efficiently coordinate care and quarantine of infectious disease and affected animals.
  • Perform surgical procedures on a daily basis including spay/neuter and other veterinary services as needed.
  • Perform veterinary medical functions including examination and treatment of shelter animals. Perform necropsies as required.
  • Supervises the use, control, and recording of controlled drugs used in department according to federal, state, and local regulations and procedures.
  • Participate in euthanasia decision making. Train and certify staff to perform euthanasia procedures. Collaborate with Manager on euthanasia training and SOP development.
  • Work with Field Services investigations staff for evaluation, documentation and testimony about the condition of animals involved in cruelty, neglect, abandonment and other investigation cases. Assist with coordination of external resources related to the development of veterinary related evidence as needed.
  • Work with staff to triage incoming animals.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives as appropriate.
  • Assist with staff development and training of new hires.
  • Participate in inter-departmental meetings and discussions to support and develop SEAACA initiatives, policies and practices.



Salary: $16.7445 to $20.7436 per hour, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (unbenefited position during 6 month training period) 

Under direct supervision of the Veterinary Clinic Supervisor, assists the registered veterinary technicians (RVT), veterinarians, and receptionists in all duties in the veterinary division. Responsible for the quality of humane and profession treatment of all animals in the care of SEAACA including the maintenance and care of animals, monitoring of animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury; cleaning, disinfection and sanitation of cages and work areas; sterilizes laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment; assists veterinarians with healthcare duties; provides routine post-operative care; administers medication orally or topically; prepares samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician.


  • Observes animals in animal care center custody for signs of disease, illness or injury and reports these to Veterinarian.
  • Feeds, waters, and monitors animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury under Veterinary care. Cleans, disinfects and sanitizes cages, work areas, laundry, laboratory equipment, and surgical equipment. Maintains Veterinary division facilities.
  • Prepares animals for treatment or surgery and assists Veterinarian during treatment or surgery. Assists Veterinarian in variety of healthcare duties, including injections, venipuncture, and wound dressing.
  • Prepares examination or treatment room, and holds or restrains animal during treatment.
  • Intake and release of privately owned animals entering the animal care center for Veterinary care.
  • Provides agency and general information over the counter and on the telephone. Gives written/verbal information and instruction to public at front counter.
  • Provide professional/courteous customer service to clients.
  • Processes monetary transactions for veterinary treatments and other services.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Salary: $19.5991 to $24.2798 per hour, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (Unbenefited position during training). Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age. (MUST APPLY IN PERSON) 9777 Seaaca St. Downey, CA 90241.

A Limited Law Enforcement Officer, under the direct supervision of Corporal and Senior Animal Control Officers. Performs tasks related to enforcing city and state ordinances regarding the care and treatment of all types of animals, wild and domestic, dead or alive. Educates the community about stray or vicious animals and related diseases; captures, impounds, relocates, and when necessary, disposes of animals; and maintains records. Investigates animal bite cases and animal complaints, issues citations. Prepares reports as applicable. Testify in court as directed.


  • Impounds of dogs at large and in violation of City ordinances. Impounds domestic and wild animals in response to citizen and government agency requests for service.
  • Investigates citizen complaints and requests from government agencies regarding violations of city and state ordinances pertaining to the proper care and control of animals.
  • Issues verbal warnings, written warnings or citations for ordinance violations, when appropriate.
  • Responds to emergency complaints such as animal bites, animal cruelty, control of poisonous or dangerous animals and other incidents.
  • Prepares reports of incidents including animal bites, animal cruelty, vicious dogs and other incidents, often to be used in court prosecution.
  • Assists law enforcement or other agencies upon request with animal problems.
  • Maintains accurate daily log of activities performed.
  • Prepares impound records for each animal impounded. Performs animal license records verifications to contact and locate owners of animals with identification.
  • Educates the public on responsible pet ownership and the ordinances regarding animals.
  • Transports injured or sick animals for needed veterinary treatment as appropriate.
  • Maintains a sanitized and appropriately stocked vehicle for performance of duties.
  • Maintains certification for and performs euthanasia as necessary.
  • Processes monetary transactions for provided services.
  • Delivers correspondence and citations to city halls and courts.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Salary: $16.7432 - $20.7419 hourly, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (unbenefited position during training)

Under direct supervision of the Facility Supervisor and Lead Animal Care Technician, cares for the animals that come into the SEAACA Animal Care Center and maintains the facility. Working hours and days off may be rotated. Hours may be for various durations, up to 12 hours a day, however, normally do not exceed eighty (80) hours in any two week period and include weekends and holidays.


  • Provides food and water for domestic, exotic and wild animals at shelter.
  • Cleans and disinfects animal enclosures (some outside of the building) and feed bowls.
  • Impounds animals into animal care center and releases animals to owners and new adopters.
  • Humanely euthanizes animals.
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Maintains facility.
  • Computer data entry, record keeping, and scanning animals for microchips.
  • Observes animals for signs of illness or injury and reports these to Veterinary Division.
  • Other work as assigned.



Salary: $16.7436 - $20.7424 an hour - Temporary Part-Time employment status does not qualify for health and dental benefits. Retirement: Employee contributes (5%) of wages to a PARS ARS Account; SEAACA contributes the equivalent of 2.50% of the employee’s wages to their PARS ARS Retirement Account. (Non-benefited position)

This is a temporary, part time, seasonal position under the direct supervision of the Revenue and Licensing Program Manager. An Animal License Canvasser canvasses residence and business districts enforcing animal license ordinances; collects money for license fee payments and issues receipts to animal owners. Verifies rabies vaccination and sterilization records of dogs in the field and reconciles daily revenue collections. Animal License Canvassers may also issue official notices. The nature of the work requires prolonged walking, standing and driving. This position involves heavy public contact.


  • Canvasses residences and businesses enforcing animal license ordinances and laws.
  • Verifies rabies vaccinations.
  • Collects payment for licenses and issues receipts.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports that could be used in court as legal evidence.
  • Disseminates public education materials to residents.
  • Observes and reports suspicious activities involving animal related concerns, such as inhumane treatment, animal fighting, breeding activities, exotic animals, etc., to the appropriate department of the Agency, and assists other departments as needed.
  • Assist and work at state mandated low cost clinics and/or SEAACA promotional events.
  • Utilize own, personal vehicle during the course of employment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Salary: $16.7445 to $20.7436 / hourly rate, plus generous benefits package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (Non-benefited position during training)

Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Outreach and Community Development and the Front Office Supervisor, Customer Service Representatives (Clerk/Cashiers) are the first line of contact with customers. Customer Service Representatives assists customers with their inquiries; receives requests for animal control services over the telephone and at the front desk; relays service request to field officers by two-way and network radio; greets and serves requests of visitors to the Animal Care Center; process pet adoptions, animal related complaints; answer questions, provide information and education on programs and services, and respond to requests for agency specific programs and records requests and a variety of other accounting, clerical and record keeping duties.


  • Answer telephones, taking information regarding requests for animal control services and provides information about agency programs from citizens and government agencies.
  • Provides agency and general information over the counter and on the telephone. Gives written information and instruction to public at front counter.
  • Operates network computer station.
  • Prioritizes calls for service and relays service requests.
  • Interprets level of service needed through information obtained from field officers or residents and if required, relays pertinent information to their Supervisor.
  • Processes pet adoptions, animal intake records and service requests, monetary transactions for animal adoptions, redemptions and other services.
  • Performs animal license records verifications to locate owners of animals found with identification.
  • Perform accounting and filing duties.
  • Researches routine questions required to complete a task. This may include asking direct questions, investigating a situation, determining the sources of a problem, and systematically obtaining additional data from various sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Salary: $16.7436 to $20.7424/ HOURLY

The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is seeking motivated, temporary part-time employees in an Extra Help position to join their team of industry professionals. Develop your skills and knowledge of the fast paced environment of animal care and control at SEAACA. Any person hired into an Extra Help position is required to meet the minimum qualifications as detailed in this job description. Extra Help employees do not exceed 1,500 hours during 12 consecutive calendar months. The work hours are flexible and may include weekday and/or weekend scheduling.


  • Assist various SEAACA Departments with daily assignments
  • Provide enrichment for animals in SEAACA’s care including but not limited to interactions and walking of dogs.
  • May involve exposure and/or interactions with dogs, cats and other animals varying in size, health and temperament.
  • Clean and disinfect animal enclosures and enrichment items.
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Provides general and pet licensing information to SEAACA residents at the Care Center and in the community.
  • Care Center maintenance including but not limited to detailed cleaning
  • General operation of computer and software including data entry and record keeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.