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Old 04-18-2006
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Default Catawba County, NC - Animal Control Officer

Animal Control Officer (#337-1023)
Department: Emergency Services
Salary: $23,711 - Negotiable Dependent Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until filled

This position is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws involving the control of animals and rabies in the County. Duties include investigating animal bites, animal attacks, reports of animal cruelty, nuisance complaints and possible rabies exposures; enforcing ordinances relating to animal control; issuing citations and notices of violation; testifying in court; trapping and testing rabies specimens when necessary; impounding stray and unwanted animals; euthanizing unadopted, unclaimed and unwanted animals as needed; explaining county and state laws and ordinances to the general public; preparing clear and concise reports as needed; assist with cleaning the shelter, caring for the animals and adoption and redemption of animals; and other related duties. Additionally, position will rotate after-hours/holiday on-call duties.

REQUIRES: Graduation from high school and the demonstrated ability to remain calm and professional when interacting with the public under highly stressful situations; resolve problems and conflicts; and explain complex policies, rules and regulations in a diplomatic and understandable manner. Ideal candidate will have experience working with the public and a good understanding of animal behavior. Prefer one year of experience in animal control. Valid NC Driver's license is required. This is considered Heavy Work; lifting in excess of 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds more frequently
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Old 05-13-2006
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I'd tread lightly here. Not the best government to work for. Also admin is a bit uneducated about the department they manage. A few of the employees are top notch though.
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