Animal Control Officer

Position Duties

This is responsible non-sworn work in enforcing ordinances and statutes relating to the control of animals. Work involves patrolling an assigned area of the city in search of stray animals or violations of animal ordinances. Work includes responding to citizens' complaints regarding possible ordinance violations and taking appropriate action, including the issuance of citations. Work includes the taking into custody, care, and transportation of stray and injured animals and their delivery to the animal shelter or other facilities. Work is performed under general supervision and in accordance with established operating procedures and oral and written directives. Work involves considerable public contact and requires the exercise of tact and discretion in specific situations. Work is reviewed through direct observation of work habits and evaluation of results achieved. Patrols a designated area of the city to observe violations of animal ordinances; takes corrective actions where necessary, including the issuance of citations and the capture and transportation of stray and injured animals; provides information to the public upon request regarding animal ordinances. Responds to citizens' complaints regarding animal ordinance violations and takes appropriate action as required. Transports stray and injured animals to the animal shelter or other facilities. Prepares activity reports and written reports concerning animal bites and related matters; signs warrants and testifies in court regarding animal ordinance violations. Uses chemical immobilization equipment as required.

Minimum Requirements

1 year of animal control enforcement or investigative work experience preferred. HS diploma (or GED). Some college level courses and/or military training in job related field is preferred. Ability to display a history of being able to handle small and larger animals, both wild and domesticated. Ability to operate a variety of automated equipment including a two-way radio, typewriter, computer hand tools, animal traps, and chemical immobilization equipment, etc. Ability to physically perform medium work requirements and work efficiently within different computer systems. A Valid NC Class "C" Driver's License.

  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Position #: 091-14
  • Closing Date: 04/25/2014
  • Salary: $28,930 - $46,613*
  • Department: Police
  • Division: Special Operations
  • Location: 1122 Front Street

*Salary information listed with each vacancy includes the entire pay range for that position; from the minimum rate to the maximum rate, as described in the City of Raleigh's Classification and Salary Plan.

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements.
  2. Fill out our employment application (pdf | doc)
  3. Remember to sign and date your application
  4. Submit your application to the Human Resources Department
    • in person (Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett St. - 1st Floor)
    • by mail (City of Raleigh Human Resources Department P. O. Box 590 Raleigh, NC 27602)
    • by fax (919-996-7610)
    on or postmarked by the closing date.
    Note: Applications are not accepted via email at this time

Read more about the Application Process or Explore our Employee Benefits

Forbes named Raleigh

Top 15 World’s Most Inventive Cities

View our accolades >>