Animal Control Officer (re-ad 13-00314)
Chesterfield County, VA - Chesterfield, VA

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High school diploma or GED and one year of experience involving work with animals; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be at least 21 years of age. Some knowledge of animals and animal behavior; some knowledge of the safe and humane methods of capturing and controlling animals; some knowledge of the geography of the county; some knowledge of state laws as they pertain to animal control violations; ability to investigate complaints; to capture and control animals; to operate firearms; to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Good driving record required. Must not reflect a total accumulation of six or more negative points within the past three years or a major violation within the past four years. Pre-employment drug testing and FBI criminal background check required.


Answers complaint calls related to animals; investigates complaints, and as necessary, captures and impounds unlicensed, stray and uncontrolled animals. Snares animals with device; investigates reports of animal bites, cruelty and neglect; observes areas of alleged violations and interviews available witnesses to determine if laws are being violated. Testifies in court. Cleans shelter; feeds and supplies water to animals. Answers questions and provides information on the animal control program. Conducts tours. Prepares state and local reports as required. Performs other work as required. PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants do not need to re-apply. Applications will remain under consideration until position is filled.


Days vary; 1:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.; includes some weekends, holidays and emergency call outs

Work Location:

Police - Animal Control