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Posted 09/12/2022
Township of Stafford, New Jersey

Stafford Township is hiring for two full time positions and per diem positions.

https://www.staffordnj.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=101&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Per-Diem-Animal-Control-Officer-104

Job Title: Per Diem Animal Control Officer

Summary & Physical Demands:

The work of the ACO involves patrolling assigned areas of the Jurisdiction to enforce Animal Control Ordinances and related laws, rules and regulations. ACOs must travel to various contracted municipalities to pick up animals in distress, strays, injured animals and dead animals, as assigned. The ACO enforces local, county and state animal regulations, including but not limited to cruelty to animals, dangerous/vicious animals and animal bites as they pertain to dogs, cats, wildlife, livestock and fowl. Work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, in the field setting and outside in varying weather conditions. Position requires walking or standing for long periods; lifting and carrying up to 80lbs on a regular basis; climbing stairs and bending, kneeling, crouching and crawling; reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects. Patrol assigned areas contain the pick- up of stray, sick/injured, diseased, feral, and/or unwanted animals, and capture of domestic/ wild animals; and transporting them to appropriate destinations. Required to perform emergency animal rescue services, emergency night call service, and animal first aid when needed. Employee is subject to work beyond normal scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays, as required. Issues warnings/citations to animal owners found in violation of animal regulations. Responds and represents the municipality in court cases involving violations of Animal regulations. Responds to and investigates all complaints from citizens concerning animal welfare.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

• Must possess a valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey department of Health/ New Jersey Driver License

• Effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic and wild animals

• Perform animal control duties efficiently

• Must be comfortable handling various species of animals safely and effectively Deal courteously with the public

• Operate a vehicle safely

• Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to firmly and calmly communicate in stressful situations

• Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills

• Excellent communication, listening, and computer skills needed

• Ability to handle confidential information in a secure, professional and discretionary manner

• Must be able to work independently within a team structure

• Willing to learn, and take additional courses to obtain certifications that pertain to Animal Control Services

• Able to maintain excellent working relationships with outside contracted animal agencies and non-profit animal organizations

• Must be reliable and respond to all calls received outside of normal business hours

• Must communicate with all members of the department regularly for incidents that will need follow-up the next day

• Must reside no more than 40 miles from Stafford Township

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Enforcement of Animal Control state laws and local ordinances

• Picking up/trapping stray, injured, ill dogs or cats, utilizing knowledge of humane methods of handling and capture

• Ability to recognize sick or injured animals and arrange for medical care

• Responding to animal complaints or concerns, educating the public on specific species, and resolving the issue

• Assists and advises the public of laws and ordinances pertaining to care and confinement of animals

• Community outreach/ provides accurate and appropriate responses to all requests by the public with professionalism and courtesy

• Handling/capturing of diseased, sick, injured, orphaned, or trapped wildlife when necessary

• Cleaning and maintaining of all vehicles and equipment daily to eliminate the spread of disease, illness, and parasites

• Completing written reports daily, maintaining records, and making referrals

• Maintaining a clean, safe, fully stocked and well-organized work area and vehicle

• Maintaining a positive attitude and contributing toward a quality work environment

• Responding to emergency management situations to evacuate animals at risk, remaining calm in high stress situations

• Complete any assignments given by municipality

• Complete various written notifications as required by law, such as Animal Seizures, Stray Pick-Up Report/Impoundments, Cruelty Reports, and Owner Release/surrender

HOURS:

Per Diem Animal Control Officers will be scheduled as needed for after-hour coverage on weeknights, weekends, and holidays. May receive set hours of a working shift in the absence of full-time animal control officers. Per-diems may be asked to work emergency management situations, rabies clinics and other special events where additional assistance is needed.

On- call compensation stipend of $100.00 a week available to all per diems

Posted 07/05/2022
Township of Stafford, New Jersey

Department: Animal Control

Position: Per Diem Assistant Animal Control Officer

Date of Availability: Immediate

All interested parties must submit a letter of interest along with qualifications to the Animal Control Supervisor, Heidi Michel (hmichel@staffordnj.gov), by 4:00 p.m. on Friday July 8, 2022. The Township Administrator along with the Animal Control Supervisor will make a final determination of the qualifications of the individuals responding, and will interview only those individuals deemed to be qualified. Any questions concerning this notice must be addressed to the Animal Control Supervisor. A copy of the job description is available in the Municipal Clerk's Office.

The Township reserves the right to make the final determination on an applicant's qualifications and suitability to the position. The Township of Stafford reserves the right to reject any and all requests for transfer or assignment and to publicly advertise for this position.

The Township of Stafford is an equal opportunity employer. 

As Of: June 29, 2022

Job Title: Per Diem Assistant Animal Control Officer

Department: Animal Control

Reports To: Chief Animal Control Officer

Schedule: All shifts - rotation basis 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: 

The Assistant Animal Control Officer shall assist the Animal Control Officer in the enforcement of the Township animal control ordinances and State statutes. His/her duties and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following: 

1. To pick up stray animals.

2. Resolve complaints, such as barking dogs, cats in trees, etc.

3. Enforce Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to animals including the issuance of summons and appearance in court as necessary.

4. Efficient and timely record keeping, daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually, and annually. Filing of reports with the Township, State and local Board of Health.

5. Maintaining all equipment in proper working order.

6. Trapping of both wild and domestic animals, as necessary.

7. Respond to accidents, such as injured animals, animals inside of cars, etc.

8. Transport injured animals to the veterinarian.

9. Transport animals to shelter.

10. Record all services rendered to other townships on a monthly basis and bill accordingly for services.

11. Euthanize injured animals in the filed when necessary.

12. Attend training sessions and seminars as directed.

13. Perform assignments as directed by the Animal Control Officer or Township Administrator.

14. Follow all office policy and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

1. Any and all certifications or licenses deemed necessary by State, County, Local, or administrative mandate.

2. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.

3. Ability to act courteously and respectfully with the public.

4. Knowledge of ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures relating to the operations of the Animal Control Officer.

5. Knowledge of the preparation of clear, sound, accurate and informative reports.

6. Knowledge of the establishment and maintenance of needed records and files.

7. Ability to maintain financial records.

8. Ability to obtain, store, record, distribute and supervise the use of needed equipment, materials, and supplies.

9. Ability to avoid public resentment, develop public good will and inform the public.

10. Ability to work with all types of animals both domestic and wild in all types of situations.

11. Ability to be on-call for emergencies.

12. Ability to calm neighborhood disputes concerning animals.

13. The ability to pass a post offer/pre-employment physical exam including a drug screening analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:

This is a description of the way the job is to be performed; it does not preclude the potential for accommodation.

OVERALL STRENGTH DEMANDS: HIGH

Physical Demands

1. Vision: For most tasks: driving.

2. Sitting: Driving, desk work.

3. Hearing: For communicating with the public and staff.

4. Fine Dexterity: Use of animal control equipment.

5. Handling: For inputting information into office machines and equipment.

6. Lifting and Carrying: Equipment, dead animals, injured animals.

7. Bending and Twisting: Capture of loose animals, disposal of dead animals.

8. Standing/Walking: For most tasks.

9. Talking: Communicating with employees and the public.

10. Pushing/Pulling: Putting loose animals in cages, retrieving animals.

11. Crouching/Bending: For accessing equipment and files.

12. Balancing: For most tasks.

13. Reaching: Retrieving equipment from shelves and animals from high places.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Extreme Heat: F

Extreme Cold: F

Noise: O

Fumes/Gases: O

Dangerous Conditions: F

Vibration: O

Change in Temperature: F

Wetness / Humidity F:

Potential Physical Abuse: F

Chemical Contact: F

Dust: O

Posted 07/05/2022
Township of Stafford, New Jersey

Department: Animal Control

Position: Full Time Animal Control Officer

Salary: As per contract

Date of Availability: Immediate

All interested parties must submit a letter of interest along with qualifications to the Animal Control Supervisor, Heidi Michel (hmichel@staffordnj.gov), by 4:00 p.m. on Friday July 8, 2022. The Township Administrator along with the Animal Control Supervisor will make a final determination of the qualifications of the individuals responding, and will interview only those individuals deemed to be qualified. Any questions concerning this notice must be addressed to the Animal Control Supervisor. A copy of the job description is available in the Municipal Clerk's Office.

The Township reserves the right to make the final determination on an applicant's qualifications and suitability to the position. The Township of Stafford reserves the right to reject any and all requests for transfer or assignment and to publicly advertise for this position.

The Township of Stafford is an equal opportunity employer. 

As Of: June 29, 2022

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Department: Animal Control

Reports To: Chief Animal Control Officer

Schedule: All shifts - rotation basis 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: 

The Assistant Animal Control Officer shall assist the Animal Control Officer in the enforcement of the township animal control ordinances and State statutes. His/her duties and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following:

1. To pick up stray animals.

2. Resolve complaints, such as barking dogs, cats in trees, etc.

3. Enforce Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to animals including the issuance of summons and appearance in court as necessary.

4. Efficient and timely record keeping, daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually, and annually. Filing of reports with the Township, State and local Board of Health.

5. Maintaining all equipment in proper working order.

6. Trapping of both wild and domestic animals, as necessary.

7. Respond to accidents, such as injured animals, animals inside of cars, etc.

8. Transport injured animals to the veterinarian.

9. Transport animals to shelter.

10. Record all services rendered to other townships on a monthly basis and bill accordingly for services.

11. Euthanize injured animals in the filed when necessary.

12. Attend training sessions and seminars as directed.

13. Perform assignments as directed by the Animal Control Officer or Township Administrator.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

1. Any and all certifications or licenses deemed necessary by State, County, Local, or administrative mandate.

2. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.

3. Ability to act courteously and respectfully with the public.

4. Knowledge of ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures relating to the operations of the Animal Control Officer.

5. Knowledge of the preparation of clear, sound, accurate and informative reports.

6. Knowledge of the establishment and maintenance of needed records and files.

7. Ability to maintain financial records.

8. Ability to obtain, store, record, distribute and supervise the use of needed equipment, materials, and supplies.

9. Ability to avoid public resentment, develop public good will and inform the public.

10. Ability to work with all types of animals both domestic and wild in all types of situations.

11. Ability to be on-call for emergencies.

12. Ability to calm neighborhood disputes concerning animals.

13. The ability to pass a post offer/pre-employment physical exam including a drug screening analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION: HIGH

This is a description of the way the job is to be performed; it does not preclude the potential for accommodation.

OVERALL STRENGTH DEMANDS:

Physical Demands

1. Vision: For most tasks: driving.

2. Sitting: Driving, desk work.

3. Hearing: For communicating with the public and staff.

4. Fine Dexterity: Use of animal control equipment.

5. Handling: For inputting information into office machines and equipment.

6. Lifting and Carrying: Equipment, dead animals, injured animals.

7. Bending and Twisting: Capture of loose animals, disposal of dead animals.

8. Standing/Walking: For most tasks.

9. Talking: Communicating with employees and the public.

10. Pushing/Pulling: Putting loose animals in cages, retrieving animals.

11. Crouching/Bending: For accessing equipment and files.

12. Balancing: For most tasks.

13. Reaching: Retrieving equipment from shelves and animals from high places.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Extreme Heat: F

Extreme Cold: F

Noise: O

Fumes/Gases: O

Dangerous Conditions: F

Vibration: O

Change in Temperature: F

Wetness / Humidity F:

Potential Physical Abuse: F

Chemical Contact: F

Dust: O

Posted 06/03/2022
Jersey City, New Jersey

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Salary Range/Pay Rate: $35,000.00-$45,000.00 plus on-call shift and response pay

Benefits:
• Paid time off - 12 days per year
• Paid time off – 12 days per year
• Medical, Dental, Vision paid 100% by LHS
• Healthcare Reimbursement Account provided to fund unreimbursed medical costs
• Retirement plan, 100% of employee contribution up to 3% of salary, vests immediately
• Great Team and Supportive Environment

SUMMARY:

The Liberty Humane Society Animal Control Officer is responsible for performing various animal control- and animal-care related duties, under supervision in a humane and professional manner.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Enforces Animal Control laws and ordinances

• Picks up/traps stray, injured, ill dogs or cats, using knowledge of best practices and humane methods of handling and capture

• Recognizes sick or injured animals and arranges for medical care

• Responds to animal complaints or concerns with accurate and appropriate information

• Assists and advises the public of laws and ordinances regarding animal care

• Provides community outreach with professionalism and courtesy

• Handles/captures wildlife when necessary

• Cleans and cares for animals housed at the animal shelter

• Completes reports and maintains records

• Maintains a clean, safe, fully stocked and well organized work area and vehicle

• Offers a positive attitude and contributes toward a quality work environment

• Communicates to management any and all occurrences involving animals that require attention

ABILITIES AND QUALITIES REQUIRED

• Valid certification as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health

• Valid/clean driver’s license

• Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment and work independently within a team structure

• Ability to firmly and calmly communicate in stressful situations

• Enthusiasm and excellent customer service skills

• Ability to handle confidential information in a secure, professional and discretionary manner

HOURS FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT POSITION

Full-time salaried position. Schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department. Position will require weekend, night, on-call and holiday work.

Requires normal to correctable vision and hearing and no physical impairments which would limit the ability to do moderately heavy work.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter referencing your specific interest in this position at LHS to lhs@libertyhumane.org


Posted 05/25/2022
Township of Montgomery, New Jersey

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Union or Non-Union: Union

Department: Health

Department Head: Health Officer

Scope: Non-Supervisory

Category: Full-time/Part-time

Reports to (title): Functional reporting: Health Officer; Legislative reporting: Code

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION:
Responsible for enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to Animal Control in Montgomery Township and partner communities, as specified by state laws and township ordinances. Under direction of the Health Officer, is responsible for the handling, capturing, and when necessary, the humane destroying of wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds; for the compassionate care and well-being of all impounded animals. Does related work as required.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment

Enforces the rabies control program and issues summons for violations of local or state Animal Control ordinances. Brings specimens for testing to NJ State Public Health Environmental Laboratory for analysis. 

Coordinates and attends all rabies vaccination programs for Montgomery Township and Shared Service communities.

Conduct licensing of dogs and cats and subsequent pet census for Montgomery Township.

Ensure accurate billing from vendors

Patrols the streets, capturing and impounding stray animals, nuisance wildlife, and unlicensed dogs.

Captures, impounds, and transports stray domestic animals and animals suspected of being rabid. 

Uses nets, traps and other equipment, in the capturing of animals stray and wild. 

Contacts the veterinarian when needed if animals appear sick and or injured.

Timely response to complaints that relate to wild, straying animals, licensed and unlicensed domesticated animals and alleged violations of state anti-cruelty laws. Responses may be at night or on weekends.

Investigation of animal bite and vicious dog incidents. Issues warnings, summonses, and quarantines, and release quarantines as required. Testifies as an expert in legal proceedings.

Maintains clear, sound, and accurate records in order to document all calls and activities properly. 

Transports animals to agency, shelter, or veterinarian, as appropriate, while attempts are made to locate owners and/or when the animal needs to be impounded or investigated for diseases such as rabies. 

Assists residents with wildlife concerns, questions and gives advice on how to abate situations if animal is sick or injured, including referrals to Wildlife Center. 

Locates, removes and/or marks carcasses on roadways and provides notification to animal removal contractor. 

Mutual Aid Animal Control coverage for other Municipalities when needed. 

Work cooperatively with Township Veterinarian and Contracted Shelter employees. 

Participate in community emergency response as needed.

Performs tasks as assigned by Health Officer, including but not limited to community outreach events, and vaccine clinics.

The job duties, responsibilities, skills and descriptions herein are not comprehensive. Duties may be added or removed at the Township’s discretion.

Required Key Technical Skills & Knowledge:

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing the humane handling of animals. 

Knowledge of the proper procedures used in handling and capturing stray and wild animals and birds. 

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, web-based licensing and permitting software and other similar platforms

Must enjoy working with animals

Previous Animal Handling Experience

Desired Skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to remain patient in stressful situations

Ability to read, comprehend, and explain animal control related state, local regulations and ordinances

Ability to handle animals in various forms of distress in a safe and humane manner

Ability to learn and recognize the signs of rabies and other common animal illnesses

Ability to learn and recognize physical and behavioral characteristics of animals

Competencies:

Decision Making – Uses sound judgment; considers pertinent facts and alternatives to make good decisions;

• Teamwork – Interacts with people effectively; co-operates within the group and across groups;

• Works Standards – Sets and maintains high performance standards; Pays close attention to detail, accuracy and completeness; shows concern for all aspects of the job and follows up on work output;

• Motivation – Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job; maintains high level of productivity and self-direction;

• Reliability – Completes work in a timely and consistent manner;

• Problem Solving – Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information; comes up with appropriate solutions;

• Adaptability – Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs; Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people;  

• Planning and Organizing – Plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives; sets priorities; allocates and uses resources properly;

• Communication – Expresses ideas effectively; listens actively

• Integrity – Maintains confidentiality; meets own commitments; adheres to organizational policies and procedures

• Stress Tolerance – Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance; displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis

Certification/License Required:

Possession of a current, valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the NJ Department of Health.

Certification/License Desired:

National Animal Control Association (NACA) certificate
Animal Care, Park Ranger or Law Enforcement background

Key Experiences Desired:

Customer Service

Communication, Negotiation, Presentation

Problem Solving

Technology

Leadership, Teambuilding

Physical Requirements:

General office setting in Health Department and Township facilities, extensive fieldwork and in Township vehicle 

Ability to stoop, squat, crawl, climb, and perform other physical duties as needed to investigate locations and animals 

Ability to regularly work in outside weather related conditions in heat, cold, wet or humid conditions 

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds in relation to picking up stray animals and wildlife 

Ability to use all associated equipment, cages, nets, poles etc. in a humane way to perform job duties

Additional Requirements:

Effective 9/1/11, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of NJ, unless exempted.

Must have a valid NJ Driver’s License.

Contact:

Devangi Patel, MPH, MCHES, HO
Health Officer
Montgomery Township Health Department
dpatel@montgomerynj.gov
(908) 359-8211 x2231
montgomerynj.gov/health

Posted 04/03/2022
The City of East Orange, New Jersey

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Job Category: Classified

Department/Group: Police/Public Safety

Job Code: 00264@

Location: 15 South Munn Ave

Travel Required: LOCAL

Level/Salary Range: $37,293.96-$57,830.98

Position Type: Full-Time

HR Contact: Shatera Smith

Posting Period: 3/24/2022-4/7/2022

Applications accepted by: 

Fax or email:

973-673-3172 or shatera.smith@eastorange-nj.gov - Attention: Animal Control Officer

Mail:

Shatera Smith
Department of Human Resources
The City of East Orange NJ
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07018

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Role and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Health and Human Services Director, the Animal Control Officer handles, captures, and when necessary, humanely destroys wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds; cares for impounded animals; cleans and maintains the impounding facility; may take the lead over one or more Assistant Animal Control Officers; as well as, related duties as required.

• Patrols the streets, captures and impounds stray animals, wild game, birds, and unlicensed dogs.

• Cares for and feeds animals in the public pound and observes their physical condition and behavior.

• Contacts veterinarian when necessary.

• Captures and impounds animals suspected of being rabid and observes their physical 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Two (2) years of experience in animal control. Must possess a current and valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health. NOTE: Appointees may be required to complete a course and obtain certification in the Chemical Immobilization of Animals and possess a certificate as a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of the methods used to handle and capture stray and wild animals, and birds, the types of equipment used in animal control, and the common communicable diseases of domesticated and wild animals and the methods of control.

Ability to recognize sick or injured animals and to arrange for medical care and handle complaints regarding animals and take proper remedial actions.

Posted 02/18/2022
Rockaway Township, New Jersey

Part-Time Contractual Animal Control Officer

The Rockaway Township Division of Health, serving a 45 square mile town of suburban/rural character in northern Morris County, seeks a part-time licensed Animal Control Officer to perform limited on call work. 

Successful candidate must possess a current NJ Animal Control Officers License and a valid NJ Driver’s License.

Interested parties should send resume and letter of interest by Friday, March 4.

Please send to: Peter Tabbot, Health Officer, at ptabbot@rockawaytownship.org or c/o Rockaway Township Division of Health, 65 Mt. Hope Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

Posted 10/06/2021
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Serving Bordentown, Florence, Columbus and Mansfield Townships

Bordentown Township Shared Services is looking for a Part Time ACO serving Bordentown, Florence, Columbus and Mansfield Townships.

Applicant must have all certifications and a valid driver’s license.

We are looking for on call status with the ability to respond in a timely manner. Weekdays and alternating weekends. Days are flexible.

25$ per hour/2 hour min for call outs

$25 Stand by pay

Contact: ACO Nicole Bencivengo, 609-298-4300 x 2126
Nbencivengo@bordentowntownshippd.com

Posted 09/16/21
Animal Control Solutions
Hunterdon/Somerset/Morris/Union/Warren County areas

WE ARE HIRING!
Animal Control Solutions is Hiring Animal Control Officers for Hunterdon/Somerset/Morris/Union/Warren County areas.

Starting Salary:

• Probationary ACO $15.50 per hour (2 month probationary period).
• ACO Level 1 $16.00 per hour, Starting
• ACO Level 2 $1.00 per hour raise (proficient in report software)
• ACO Level 3 TBD
• Annual Raises of 2%-10%
• Merit Raises

On Call:

• Primary Weekdays $40.00 plus overtime Max 2 hours without approval
• Secondary Weekdays $20.00 plus overtime Max 2 hours without approval
• Primary Weekends $50.00 plus overtime Max 2 hours without approval
• Secondary Weekends $25.00 plus overtime Max 2 hours without approval

Bonuses:

• 50% on Pest Control Jobs
• $15 per day, per animal fostering up to 7 days
• $500 per year for not using PTO
• Merit Bonuses
• Top Pest Control earner receives an additional 5% of all pest control income for the company

Benefits:

• Medical, Dental, Optical available ACS pays % of approved plan
• 401K, 100% of employee contribution up to 3% of salary
• Paid sick and vacation leave up to 80 hours per year
• Convert overtime to personal time for more leave time
• Panera Bread coffee/tea subscription
• Reimbursement of Rabies Vaccine after 2 years of service

Applicants must be NJ State certified, have a clean criminal and driving record, and live within 45 mins of the service area they are assigned.

Send Resume to animalcontrolsolutionsmain@gmail.com

Posted 06/23/21
Township of Bernard
1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920
908-766-2510 • www.bernards.org

POSITION: Assistant Animal Control Officer

POSITION TYPE: On-Call / As Needed

POSITION REPORTS TO: Animal Control Officer

DATE POSITION WILL BECOME AVAILABLE: Immediately

DEPARTMENT: Health

SALARY: 13.26/hour

HOURS PER WEEK: Varies – On call/as needed

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

Performs responsible protective service work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances regulating the keeping of animals within the township and contracting communities. Responsible for the handling, capturing, and for the compassionate care and well-being of all impounded animals. May be required to handle vicious dog/cat or rabid animal. Respond to calls from Police and Health Department when needed to respond to after hour emergencies 24 hours / 7 days a week. JOB

REQUIREMENTS:

▪ Responds to calls after hours and weekends 24hours a day / 7 days a week.

▪ Apprehends animals running at large and transports to contracting kennel.

▪ Investigates citizen’s complaints relating to wild and domestic animals.

▪ Provides for the rescue/care and treatment of sick, injured, endangered, distressed domestic and wild animals.

▪ Transports injured wildlife to wildlife rescue rehabilitators.

▪ Removes deceased domestic animals from roadways.

▪ Sets and removes traps for sick wild animals and stray cats.

▪ Assists the Animal Control Officer for special emergencies or as needed.

▪ Assists in conducting dog census for Bernards Township.

▪ Responds to animal control emergencies and disasters as outlined in the Animal Control Annex of the Emergency Management Preparedness Response plan.

▪ Assists local and state law enforcement in animal control related police matters.

▪ Rescues animals in the event of fires and hazardous conditions.

▪ Must be able to integrate into the Health Department’s day-to-day operations when on call.

▪ Ability to regularly work in outside weather conditions exposed to heat, cold, wet or humid conditions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Licensing and/or Certification: NJ State Certified Animal Control Officer required.

Special Requirements: A valid appropriate driver’s license.

CONTACT: Send resume and cover letter to employment@bernards.org. All resumes will be reviewed and only those applicants chosen to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Effective 9/1/11, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of NJ, unless exempted under law. If you already work for State or local government as of 9/1/11, and you do not live in NJ, you are not required to move to NJ if there is no more than a seven-day break in employment. However, if you begin your office, position or employment on 9/1/11 or later, you must reside in NJ. If you do not reside in NJ, you have one year after the date you take your office, position or employment to relocate your residence to NJ. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your office, position or employment.

Posted 04/29/21
Liberty Humane Society
235 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305

Job Title - Animal Control Officer - 2

Type - Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate - $35,000.00 plus benefits

SUMMARY

Liberty Humane Society Animal Control Officer is responsible for performing various animal control- and animal-care related duties, under supervision in a humane and professional manner.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Enforcement of Animal Control laws and ordinances

• Picking up/trapping stray, injured, ill dogs or cats, utilizing knowledge of humane methods of handling and capture

• Ability to recognize sick or injured animals and arrange for medical care

• Responding to animal complaints or concerns

• Assists and advises the public of laws and ordinances pertaining to care and confinement of animals

• Community outreach/ provides accurate and appropriate responses to all requests by the public with professionalism and courtesy

• Handling/capturing of wildlife when necessary

• Cleaning/feeding/caring for the animals housed at the animal shelter

• Utilizing shelter computer software with skill and proficiency

• Completing reports, maintaining records, and making notifications and referrals

• Maintaining a clean, safe, fully stocked and well organized work area and vehicle

• Maintaining a positive attitude and contributing toward a quality work environment

• Communicating to management any and all occurrences involving animals that require attention

ABILITIES AND QUALITIES REQUIRED

• Must possess a valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health

• Must have a valid driver’s license

• Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to firmly and calmly communicate in stressful situations

• Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills

• Excellent communication, listening and computer skills

• Ability to handle confidential information in a secure, professional and discretionary manner

• Must be able to work independently within a team structure

HOURS FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT POSITION

Full-time salaried position. Schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department. Position will require weekend, night, on-call and holiday work.

Requires normal to correctable vision and hearing and should have no physical impairments which would limit the ability to do moderately heavy work.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

The introductory period runs from the date of hire for three months thereafter. For employment in any position with Liberty Humane Society, this introductory period is the period during which the specifics of the job are learned. During this period, either the employee or the Liberty Humane Society may end the employment relationship without notice or prejudice.

EMPLOYMENT

There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter referencing your specific interest in this position at LHS to lhs@libertyhumane.org

Posted 03/19/21
The Township of Franklin, New Jersey

Job Title - Part Time Animal Handler

Type - Part Time

Salary/Pay Rate - $15.00/hr.

Department: Police

Division: Animal Control

Maximum of 25 hours per week.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under immediate supervision; performs custodial and maintenance functions for the animal shelter and assists the Animal Control Officer in related duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Cleans kennels and cat cage

2. Feeds animals

3. Cleans office, work room and restroom

4. Maintains grounds around animal shelter and ensures proper garbage and waste control

5. Occasionally assists the Animal Control Officer in the pickup of stray animals

6. Filing

7. Answers Telephones

8. Assists with public

9. Performs other related tasks/duties as required or assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Should have some experience in handling animals

• Must have experience with Microsoft Office

• Must possess valid New Jersey Motor Vehicle License

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires normal to correctable vision and hearing and should have no physical impairments which would limit the ability to do moderately heavy work.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

• Requires some knowledge of simple bookkeeping with minimal clerical skills.

• Must be able to understand and follow simple written and verbal instructions.

• Should possess emotional stability and social competence to deal adequately and courteously with the public.

Applications available on the Township website: https://www.franklintwpnj.org/what-s-new/employment-opportunities

Apply online AND bring a copy of your application to the shelter, 475 DeMott Ln. Somerset NJ 08873

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENETICS, DISABILITY, AGE OR VETERAN STATUS.

 THE TOWNSHIP OF FRANKLIN IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE

Posted 10/14/20
Monmouth County, New Jersey

Job Title - Animal Control Officer (ACO)

Summary: The work of the ACO involves patrolling assigned areas of the county to enforce Animal Control Ordinances and related laws, rules and regulations. ACOs must travel to various municipalities to pick up animals in distress, strays, injured animals and dead animals, as assigned. The ACO enforces county and state animal regulations, including but not limited to cruelty to animals, dangerous/vicious animals and animal bites as they pertain to dogs, cats, livestock and fowl.

Qualifications: 

• Purpose and methods of animal control program (experience)
• Effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic animals 
• Perform animal control duties efficiently
• Handle animals safely and effectively
• Deal courteously with the public
• Operate vehicle safely 
• One year of progressive responsible experience in working force with animals
• 4 years Driver's License
• Must be a resident of Monmouth County

Physical Demands:
Work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, in the field setting and outside in varying weather conditions. Position requires walking or standing for long periods; lifting and carrying up to 100 lbs on a regular basis; climbing stairs and bending, kneeling, crouching and crawling; reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects. Patrols assigned county areas contain and pick-up stray, sick/injured, feral, and/or unwanted and captured domestic animals, transporting them to appropriate destination. Perform emergency animal rescue service, emergency night calls service, and animal first aid when required. Employee is subject to work beyond normal scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays, as required. Serves and responds to court and animal control board summonses as necessary and represents county at court and animal control board hearing. Issues warnings/citations to animal owners found in violation of animal regulations. Respond to and investigates complaints from citizens concerning domestic animals.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare and maintain necessary reports and records
• ACOs must be in proper uniform as issued by the at all times while on duty 
• Have in possession: ID Card, NJ Driver's License, Badge, and ACO Certification Card 
• Complete any assignments given by municipality 
• Maintain written record of all responses to assignments by recording all calls and cases on daily log sheet
• Complete various reports as required, such as Stray Pick-Up Report, Cruelty Report, Owner Release, Trap Rental Agreements, etc. 
• Office staff should be informed of your location in the event an emergency needs attention so they can dispatch the nearest ACO 
• Trapping: Must collect property deposit for the delivery of traps and record of deposit on trap receipt. Respond to calls for the delivery or setting of traps to a private residence or public area. Indicate when paid in cash or include check number on receipt. If animal in trap dies report to Executive Director/SPCA! No trapping in bad weather (rain, snow, heat wave). Animal should be released about 2 miles away from the previous address 
• Cruelty calls during the night should be informed by Supervisor to assist on the scene 
• Abandoned houses should not be entered unless Police on scene
• Keep your truck in good and clean operating condition (YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE) 
• Maintaining equipment needed in the capture, containment, transport, and comfort of animals being transported 
• Ensure proper equipment such as snare poles, leashes, bolt cutters, cameras, extra animal carriers, traps (cat, squirrel, raccoon, bird)

• Maintain vehicle log for the proper maintenance of oil changes (every 3000 miles) and brakes (every 5000 miles)
• Notify General Manager/Supervisor of maintenance needed and make arrangements to have vehicle taken out of service for repair. Vehicles from offices other than facility will be taken to for certain repairs at the discretion. Arrangements must be made in advance for the pickup of an exchange vehicle
• ACOs are subject to emergency calls made after the shelter is closed, and also on overnights and weekend days
• ACOs are placed on a rotating schedule for emergency calls that could be different for each office. Emergency calls are carried out from the following morning when the opens for business
• If the ACO responds to a call and determines that emergency medical assistance is needed for an animal, the injured animal must be transported to the animal hospital used for that office. This would be considered a second call to transport the animal to the hospital. A copy of the emergency call should be made having the same TAG Number and the emergency will be marked in order to be paid for both calls
• It is the ACOs responsibility to keep record of calls made during each pay period
• If the ACO notices a discrepancy for payment he/she must bring it to the General Manager's attention upon receiving their pay check or notice of direct deposit

Starting Pay: $13.50/hour

Apply to: All resumes should be sent to Scott@monmouthcountyspca.org

Address

Post Office Box 174
Pennington, NJ 08534

Contact

Email: info@njcacoa.org