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Animal Control Officer

Douglas County Government
Job Description
If you already have an active application on file DO NOT submit another paper application.  Email and make a request to have your application submitted for the position you are interested in.
How to Submit Applications:
  • Faxes are not accepted
  • E-mail the application and any required documents to
  • or mail to:Douglas County Human Resources 8700 Hospital Drive Douglasville, GA 30134
Applications can be downloaded at our website:  Under “Hot Spots”, click on the “Employment Opportunities” link.  The application link is on the right hand side of the Human Resources webpage under “Downloadable Documents”.  Applications can also be obtained from the HR Department on the 1st floor of the Douglas County Courthouse.

Animal Control
Animal Control Officer                        
Full Time
This position is responsible for enforcing relevant county ordinances and for the pick-up and control of stray and/or dangerous animals, and providing humane care for animals.  Issues citations for code violations and testifies in court.  This position conducts investigations regarding animal bites, animal cruelty, nuisance animals, et cetera.  Candidate must have excellent phone and people skills, and be able to remain composed and professional in a stressful environment. Candidate must be able to make sound, independent decisions within policy guidelines by exercising good judgment and intelligent situation-assessment.
  • Preferred: Minimum of two years' professional work experience in Animal Services
  • Preferred: Knowledge of animal diseases and breeds
  • Must be computer literate, with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by college-level or vocational course work in related field
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have and maintain a valid United States Driver's License (Class C),a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned job duties require the use of a vehicle
  • Minimum 21 years of age
Employment is contingent on passing a mandatory Physical/Drug Screen/MVR and Background Investigation.
Salary: $28,114.74 annually ($13.51 hourly) plus full benefits package
Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.
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