Animal Control Officer

Hiring Animal Control Officder

Animal Control Officer

Law Enforcement Non-profit


The Humane Society of Carroll County and Animal Control is now accepting resumes for a full time Animal Control Officer

Duties and Responsibilities: 

•Rescue animals from dangerous situations, as well as picking up sick, injured, and impounding animals, when needed.

•Work with area Police and interact with and educate the public on the responsibility of companion animal ownership, explaining provisions of the Carroll County Code.  

•Operate an official Animal Control vehicle, acting as a mobile representative of The Humane Society of Carroll County and Animal Control and our values, to respond to calls, investigations, and to support other field staff as needed.  Prepare documents and testify in court

•Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Executive Director and Animal Control Administrator.

Qualifications and Requirements:
•Knowledge/experience in state/local animal laws and enforcement techniques.
•Knowledge of and ability to handle domestic, exotic, and wild animals.
•Possess and maintain clear criminal background record.
•Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with good driving record.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and professionally with a variety of individuals representing the public, board members, volunteers, donors, and employees.
•Ability to work on-call nights, weekends, and holidays.
•Possess and maintain certification for Euthanasia by Injection (EBI) or obtain certification within six months of hire
•Possess and maintain certification for Chemical Capture or obtain certification within one year of hire
•Possess and maintain certification for Pepper Spray (OC) or obtain certification within six months of hire
•Successfully complete Animal Control Officers training program.
•Computer literacy with proficient use of programs including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and database management software.
•Maintain pre-exposure rabies vaccine.

Carroll County resident preferred. 

The individual selected for this position will be considered an “Essential Employee.” Essential employees are required to work during a period of general emergency.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
•Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted. "
•Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, small animals, livestock, reptiles, fish and wildlife.
•Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including but not limited to: lifting, carrying, running, reaching, stooping, squatting, standing, and bending. 
•Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or aggressive animals; hostile or irate persons; zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, or sights; and extreme temperatures.

Education and Experience:
•HS diploma.
•A clear criminal background and drug screening.
•Current driving record must be made available prior to confirmation of employment.

Benefit Package:
Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, Paid time off

HSCC is an EOE

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