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Animal Control Officer

Company: City of Georgetown, TX
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Under general supervision, performs tasks related to rabies control, impoundment, education and prevention services. Enforces City Code relating to Animals and resolves animal nuisances while educating the community on animal issues. Incumbents in this classification are required to be on-call on a rotating schedule.

  • Patrols the city to prevent animal related violations; enforce ordinances; respond to calls via dispatch.
  • Responds to priority and non-priority calls for services; takes appropriate action.
  • Responds to after-hours calls meeting animal services call out criteria.
  • Investigates bite incidents, cruelty cases, welfare cases, potential rabies exposures, and complaints related to animals in violation of other Municipal Codes; determines if other violations are present.
  • Impounds and transports stray and other animals, both domestic and wildlife, including those who are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.
  • Educates animal owners and general citizens on animal ordinances and proper care.
  • Assist in conducting education programs including making presentations at schools, educating citizens in neighborhoods and responding to questions on the telephone.
  • Enforces City and State animal regulations, rabies control and licensing requirements.
  • Issues written warnings or citations to violators of the City Ordinance and State Laws as necessary, which may include filing suits, gathering evidence needed in preparing a case for court, preparing cases, and testifying in Court.
  • Collaborates with other departments and agencies as required to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Operates City animal services truck in the performance of duties, and utilizes specialized equipment in the snare of animals, i.e., catch poles, animal traps, nets, and other standard animal services equipment.
  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains animal control truck and transport cages to ensure disease management protocol and proper functionality.
  • Performs euthanasia as required.
  • Provides humane treatment to animals while in the Animal Control Officer's custody.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other important duties:

  • May be subject to be on-call during non-working hours, with the ability to respond to emergency calls within thirty (30) minutes.
  • May be subject to working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Education, training and Experience Guidelines

High School diploma or equivalent. One year of full-time work experience working directly with animals in a shelter, veterinarian or animal control capacity, plus one year of customer service work experience. OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Laws, guidelines, and ordinances pertaining to animal care and control as well as the fundamentals of legal procedures for court and court administration.
  • Disease management and safety protocols.
  • Animal behavior.
  • Euthanasia procedures.
  • Medications and sedations used when capturing or handling animals.
  • City and department policies, procedures and protocols.

Skill in:

  • Quickly recognizing and analyzing unusual behavior in animals.
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Reading and comprehending manuals, journals, office memos, warning labels, road signs, instructions.
  • Utilizing a tranquilizer gun.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Being assertive and calm in soliciting information from distressed members of the public.
  • Safely administering medications to animals.
  • Using standard office equipment such as copiers, faxes, and computers and related software applications for data entry and case reporting.

Ability to:

  • Safely handle animals, including those with unknown health and temperament.
  • Work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with other City employees and members of the public.
  • Safely and effectively prepare lab specimens.
  • Make decisions during emergency and unusual circumstances.


  • Valid Class C Texas driver's license
  • Basic Animal Control Certification or must obtain within six months or one year of employment.
  • Euthanasia Certification or must obtain within six months or one year of employment.
  • Chemical Capture Certification or must obtain within six months or one year of employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, driver's license check, and physical fitness exam by a physician.


Sitting, walking, fine dexterity, crouching, kneeling, climbing, vision, hearing, talking, use of foot controls, twisting, and running.

Medium to heavy work that involves carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, and exerting up to 75 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, including restraint of animals of varying size, age, and physical condition.

Exposure to extreme temperature when outdoors; constant noise from barking dogs at the shelter, physical risk from wild or fractious animals, occasional threats from hostile customers; exposure to cleaning chemicals; risk of contracting zoonotic disease (including rabies).

Hiring Range: $17.06 - $20.05.

Regular-Full time

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Keywords: City of Georgetown, TX, Georgetown , Animal Control Officer, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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