Animal Services Warden Position Information

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Starting Hourly Wage: $14.90

Applications must be submitted online through the City of Fort Smith's Application page located HERE.  All applications will receive a complete review and  potential candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview.  An intensive background investigation will be completed on those applicants that are selected to move forward in the process.  Those applicants selected for hire will complete a medical physical with drug screen and polygraph.  For further information, contact the Recruiting Coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salary and Benefits

The Fort Smith Police Department offers an exceptional entry-level salary and benefits package.  As an employee's career progresses, step raises and opportunities for advancement come into play.  Please take a moment to review the benefits outline below.  Again, if you have any questions, please contact the FSPD Recruiting Coordinator.

Additional Benefits

  • 10 Days Paid Vacation after the first year
  • 96 Hours Sick Leave per year up to 960 hours
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Longevity pay
  • Necessary Equipment Furnished
  • Tuition Assistance for Continuing Education
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Package
  • Employee's Federal Credit Union
  • City-provided Retirement Income Plan

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.

  • Be an advocate for animal welfare in the City of Fort Smith and conduct themselves in accordance with progressive animal control practices.
  • Investigation of animal bite cases until state regulations are met.
  • Investigation and follow-up of reported animal cruelty cases, utilizing the assistance of patrol officers or detectives to file report and/or arrest individuals accused of being in violation of state statutes.
  • Seizing animals that are in violation of the city ordinances and/or state laws and appropriately charging the owner with the crime.
  • Capturing and relocating wild nuisance animals.
  • Removal of deceased animals from city property or roadways.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.