Marion County Animal Shelter

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Department: Marion County Animal Shelter

Reports To: Shelter Director

Summary Of Job Purpose:

Responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances regarding stray, dangerous, nuisance, and unwanted domestic animals; investigates complaints; captures animals; performs other duties related to humane animal protection and control; performs all duties necessary to operate the shelter.

Essential Functions:

This list the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. You may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Investigates complaints from the public and other agencies regarding nuisance, stray, uncontrolled, dangerous, and diseased animals.
  • Conducts investigations of complaints regarding animal cruelty and neglect; investigates animal bites, arranging for appropriate identification and quarantine.
  • Explains local laws, codes, and ordinances relating to the care and control of animals, filing of complaints, and policies of the shelter to the public.
  • Performs shelter duties as required; reports need for supplies and maintenance
  • Issues citations for violations of applicable regulations; patrols assigned areas operating County vehicles.
  • Captures stray animals for impounding; captures dangerous animals for impounding; transports injured animals and provides for their care.
  • May testify in court regarding citations

and disposition of complaints.

  • Maintain records and prepare daily records related to all work performed.
  • Operate humane traps, mobile radios, cellular phones, and related animal control tools and equipment.
  • Identify basic symptoms of common animal diseases.
  • May speak to and meet a variety of community, business, and educational organizations to further goals of the shelter.
  • Maintain records of work performed and materials used.
  • Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the shelters service to the community by offering suggestions and being and active member of the team.
  • Answer multiple phone calls with polite demeanor.
  • Records animal intake accurately.
  • 24 hour on call bi weekly

Required to work every other weekend

  • Represent the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Must be 21 years of age or older

 

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED. Experience working with animals preferred but not required.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

 

Apply at the Lebanon/Marion County Career Center

                     516 Workshop Lane
                     Lebanon, KY 40033

                         Or
                     send resume to terri.thomas@marioncountyky.gov

To apply for this job email your details to terri.thomas@marioncountyky.gov