Human Resource Services
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Registered Veterinary Technician - Services-As-Needed (SAN)

Recruitment #22-8178N-01



The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center, and its Dispatch Unit; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 


The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $522 million and has over 1700 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Yesenia L. Sanchez, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff April Luckett-Fahimi, Assistant Sheriffs Emmanuel Christy and Daniel McNaughton.


The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:


  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  • Operating a full-service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff's Academy Web Site]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County's Sheriff's Office, CA | Home.


Under the direct supervision of the Animal Services Supervisor and contracting veterinarian, the Registered Veterinary Technician assists the veterinarian by providing paraprofessional medical care and treatment to animals housed at the East County Animal Shelter; monitors the general health of shelter animals; administers emergency first aid treatment, assists with surgery, medical examinations and providing follow-up care; and other related duties as assigned.

For more information about the job classification, visit:  Registered Veterinary Technician - Services-As-Needed (#8178N).



Completion of the education necessary to obtain the required certification issued by the California Veterinary Medical Board. 



The equivalent of two (2) years’ full-time experience working in an animal shelter, veterinary hospital or kennel assisting with spay/neuter procedures and other surgeries, administering anesthesia and providing medical care to animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.     

License and Certification:   

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate (RVT) issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board.  

Special Requirement:   

All candidates must successfully pass a complete background investigation.   

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. 


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:   

Knowledge of:

  • Pre-medication and induction drugs.
  • Sterile techniques used in the veterinary field.
  • Anesthetic depth and animal needs dependent on that depth.
  • Animal CPR/emergency procedures.
  • Surgical pack and instrument preparation and maintenance.
  • Spay/neuter surgical preparation and assistance.
  • Animal behavior and handling technique.     

Ability to:

  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  • Properly document and maintain inventory of and utilize controlled substances in compliance with federal guidelines.
  • Read and understand veterinary terms and abbreviations.
  • Work well with others and alone.
  • Work in an environment with exposure to infectious animal diseases, animal waste, animal bites, aggressive animals, allergens and industrial cleaning chemicals.
  • Learn laws and ordinances pertaining to animal care.
  • Adapt to stressful situations. 
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview.  Candidates who are selected to interview will be informed via email with reasonable advance notice.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at any time.


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.



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Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |


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Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.