Animal Control Workers

Animal Control Workers

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

Key Competencies * Self Control * Dependability * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Independence * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Concern for Others

Representative Tasks * Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals. * Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary. * Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.



Job Family Protective Service

Sample Job Titles Animal Attendant, Animal Control Officer, Animal Control Specialist, Animal Cop, Animal Cruelty Investigator, Animal Enforcement Officer, Animal Officer, Animal Ordinance Enforcement Officer, Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer, Animal Rescuer, Animal Safety Officer, Animal Services Officer, Animal Treatment Investigator, Code Enforcement Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, Code Enforcement Specialist, Community Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Control Officer, Dog Catcher, Dog Control Officer, Dog Pound Attendant, Humane Agent, Humane Officer.