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Animal Control Officer

Walton County Board of Commissioners


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POSITION TITLE: Animal Control Officer FY22-05

DEPARTMENT: Animal Control

ENTRY SALARY: $15.63 per hour, plus benefits

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the enforcement of animal control ordinances and for the impounding and
care of animals. Patrols county to enforce animal control ordinances; issues warnings and citations to owners
for violations; picks up and transports animals; assists sick and injured domestic and wild animals. Investigates
cases involving animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect; investigates animal nuisance cases; collects and submits
evidence; takes appropriate action; prepares required reports; testifies in court. Responds to reports of animal
bites; quarantines animals for rabies observation. Snares and transports animals; medicates animals for the
purpose of immobilization; cages or secures animals in vehicle; supplies food, water and care to detained
animals; notifies owners of impounded animals. Participates in the operations of the animal shelter; cares for
and feeds animals; purchases supplies and equipment necessary for shelter operations; assists in cleaning and
maintaining facilities and grounds. Performs euthanasia. Maintains all required training, certificates and
licenses. Inspects and maintains the cleanliness of animal control vehicles; washes and cleans cage areas to
prevent the spread of odor and disease; schedules and transports shelter fleet vehicles for maintenance and
repair. Responds to after-hours emergencies. Answers telephone and greets visitors; provides information and
assistance; researches and resolves problems. Performs related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level
commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the
basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an
apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to
readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment
operated.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Until Filled

REPLY TO: Walton County Human Resources – 303 S. Hammond Drive, Suite 331 - Monroe, GA 30655

Listing ends on:

7/19/2022