Dismal and dead end no chance for advancement
Animal Control Officer (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, AR – June 2, 2017
Day to day work varied on the staff ,they dictate your day if they don't like you they make things hard, I learned a lot from school at ASACA was awarded multiple certifications but they only send you twice and never again they are very strict and cheap with budget money and often use only people they knew growing up to fix things. Management didn't care about the staff and claimed to have an open door policy but if you utilized it and spoke your mind on a subject they didn't like or wanted to address you were told to let it go or to find a job elsewhere.They were very adamant about keeping things the same, workplace culture not very diverse, was very limited only 2 peoples opinions were ever valued everyone else was told to shut up the hardest part of the job was dealing with the high levels of stress associated with the staff and management as they were all clearly burnt out on the job and all on antidepressants, painkillers, aspirin and short tempers the public and the animals were very easy to deal with and usually easy going. The most enjoyable part of the job was going in to work and never knowing what kind of adventures awaited you that day in the world while I was there I dealt with quite a few animals and have lots of stories to tell my kids.
breaks are non existent, and you are always working even when off the clock and not on call