ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER I
Department of Community Services
Location: Animal Control Facility
Reports To: Animal Control Manager
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Exempt or Non-exempt: Non-exempt
Grade/Entry Rate of Pay: Grade 10/$30,712 Annually
Opening Date: July 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees.
This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with animal control ordinances and laws, to include responding to complaints pertaining to animals, transporting/handling animals, and ensuring the safety/welfare of citizens.
Essential Job Functions:
Enforces provisions of applicable animal control ordinances, laws, and regulations. Issues citations as appropriate. Provides information, education, and assistance to the public concerning animal control issues; takes appropriate action on complaints; mediates/resolves citizen disputes. Responds to incoming calls/complaints concerning various animal issues, such as animal bites, potential animal cruelty/abuse, animals in distress, stray/nuisance animals, barking dogs, wild/dangerous animals, sick/injured animals, loose livestock, animal behavior problems, or animal control laws; responds to emergency calls and works with law enforcement personnel when needed. Must operate animal control vehicle to respond to calls and to locate/pick up animals. Handles, lifts, and carries animals, restraining as appropriate; handles frightened, fractious, and injured animals; checks animals for current license tags and for signs of rabies, disease, or other illnesses; administers injections of medication, tranquilizers, or other drugs; administers injections of identification microchips into animals; prepares and administers euthanasia injections to animals as appropriate. Provides care for animals while in custody of animal control personnel; performs cleaning, feeding, and watering of animals and animal facilities. Maintains thorough and complete paperwork. Coordinates adoption of animals; prepares, files, and maintains official adoption documentation. Conducts investigations into animal abuse and cruelty; performs follow-up as needed; issues citations to violators of county animal control ordinance; presents cases in Magistrate Court as appropriate. Maintains logs/records of work activities. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data. Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience:
High school diploma or GED is required. Previous experience and/or training involving animal control, animal care/handling or kennel work is required. Vocational training in veterinary assistance, kennel care, zoological diseases or other animal related studies is preferred. Training or certificates from the National Animal Control Association or Georgia Animal Control Association desirable. Must attend Defensive Driving Course. Must have the ability to lift a struggling 70 pound dog onto the back of a truck using a catch pole.
Valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must be able to obtain the American Humane Association’s Euthanasia-by-Injection Certification and the National Animal Control Association’s Certification within one year of employment.