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Animal Control Officer

Walton County Board of Commissioners

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This position is 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.

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