Animal Control Officer
Summary: The Animal Control Officer handles and captures wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds, cares for impounded animals, cleans and maintains the animal shelter; performs related duties as required. Work is performed under general direction/supervision from the Animal Shelter Director or their designee, who reviews work for effectiveness.
- Patrols the streets, captures and impounds stray animals, wild game, birds, and unlicensed dogs. - Cares for and feeds animals in the shelter and observes their physical condition and behavior; contacts veterinarian when necessary.
- Uses nets, traps, or tranquilizer gun to capture wild animals or strayed domesticated pets. Captures and impounds animals suspected of being rabid and observes their condition; destroys rabid animals in a humane way and takes their remains to State Health Clinic for analysis.
- Handles complaints regarding wild and stray animals, and licensed and unlicensed domesticated animals and investigates alleged violations of state anti- cruelty statutes.
- Enforces the rabies control program and issues summons for violations of local or state animal control ordinances.
- Cleans and maintains sanitation of the animal shelter; promotes the adoption of animals and arranges for their spaying and neutering; maintains files and records.
Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent with one (1) year of experience in animal control. A current and valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and a current New Jersey driver’s license. Must be available for off-hours on-call rotation.
Salary: $35,822.00 per year, includes health benefits.
Closing Date: Open until position is filled.
Montclair is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer