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Animal Control Officer -TEMP TO HIRE, (J/O #5180)

Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 8831
Compensation : 14.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Animal Care and Animal Adoption
Job Category : Animal Care

Job Description :
Animal Control  Wake County Government

Animal Control Officer -TEMP TO HIRE, (J/O #5180) M-F 8a-5p Alternating on call schedule $13-$14/hr, DOE, + Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Life Insurance, 401(a) or 457(b) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave, & 13 paid Holidays.  Must have clean driving record (will be driving company vehicle) & love animals and not be afraid of any animals.  Submit your employment application using your smart phone or PC to apply at https://jobs.redcarpetemp.com or visit our office at 221 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 & use one of our courtesy PCs.  Call 870-772-4039 to ensure availability.  Offer of Employment contingent on passing Interview Process, Background Check, & Pre-employment drug test.

Municipal Animal Control Officer Job Description


The Animal Control Officer is responsible for patrol of the properties of the municipality for

stray dogs, cats, and loose livestock, etc. 

Animal  Control  Officers  perform enforcement  duties  under  local  ordinance with  limited power  to issue citations for violations of animal control ordinances.

Responds  to  all  complaints from  citizens  pertaining to  animals.   Handles  the  follow-up, documentation, and disposition of the animal calls for service.

Picks up and disposes of all sick, injured, and/or dead animals.

Animal Control Officers are required to carry a cell phone  and are on call as scheduled by their supervisor.

Works an assigned shift and is frequently called out after  hours by police to handle animal control problems that  occur after 5 p.m.

Frequently required to give advice on animal control violations to citizens. Required to document and handle all reported bite cases.

Must  attend and testify in municipal court.

Required to communicate in writing by completion of a wide variety of department reports. 

Performs a wide variety of duties and related work as required.



High school diploma  or GED.

Must be licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the state of residence.

Possession of Arkansas or NACA euthanasia certification or the ability to obtain within 1 year.

Additional certifications may be required as specified by law.


Good Public Relation skills and ability are needed to tactfully deal with emotionally upset, rude or irate citizens.

Sufficient hearing ability to speak clearly while using radio equipment. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle.


Work is typically outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Frequently will have to run after stray dogs and cats in order to catch them.

Works is in a variety of conditions  and situations including patrolling in a pick-up truck, walking or running at times after loose animals.

Working indoors and outdoors in various types of weather.

There will be times when you will need to move animals that require physical strength.

Required Qualifications :
Skills :
Animal Care Animal Handling Animal Restraint Processes Dog Handler
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