Animal Control Services

Step 1.  General Requirements (Do I qualify?)

  • You must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older
  • Possess at least one of the following: 
    • High school diploma
    • GED equivalent
  • No felony or A/B misdemeanor convictions; including deferred adjudications
  • No DWI convictions within the last 10 years
  • Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor
  • Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record
  • No family members employed at the police department or city and cannot be related to a city council member
  • No pending litigation-criminal or civil (including divorce)

Step 2.  Application

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply when a job opening is posted. Go to the current openings page of this website and follow the instructions to fill out an online application.  

  • Those who meet the basic qualifications will be contacted to proceed to compatibility testing

  • Those who do not meet the basic qualifications will be mailed a disqualification letter

Step 3.  Required Documents

All documents requested must be submitted to the Communications Manager. Photocopies are acceptable in most cases unless specified otherwise below. 

  • Copy of your valid Texas driver license or a copy of another State’s driver license. Applicant must possess a valid Texas driver license prior to being offered employment
  • Copy of your Social Security card
  • Copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance
  • Original certified copy of your birth certificate (No photo copy)
  • Copy of your High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Original certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photo copy)

Step 5.  Medical Testing

Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to a final job offer are:

  • Not possess a condition which posses a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others
  • Medical Examination 
  • Drug Testing