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.


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

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