Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $40,463.00 gross per year
  • Cumming


Job Summary

Responds to incoming calls from citizens concerning various animal control issues, such as animal bites, potential animal abuse, stray/nuisance animals, wild /dangerous animals, injured animals, loose livestock, animal behavior problems, and animal control laws; provides information and assistance, conducts investigations and performs follow-up as appropriate.

Patrols county roads to enforce the county animal control code/ordinances, locate and pick up stray animals; assist animals in problem situations; transports animals to the county animal shelter, veterinarian office, emergency veterinarian care or other locations; transports deceased animals to the county animal shelter and assist other agencies as requested.

Prepares cages/kennels for incoming animals, ensures proper care, feeding and watering of animals in custody; prepares and maintains accurate reports, photographs, notices and records. Enters intake record of animal, and animal encounter details, including owner or potential owner information in Pet Point.

Conducts investigations; conducts site visits, collects information, and gathers evidence; interviews witnesses, complainants, offenders, or other individuals regarding complaints or violations; makes photographic or video records animal control violations.

Responds to after-hours emergency calls for service on a rotating basis.

This position may work days, nights, weekends, holidays and on call.

Operates a motor vehicle to conduct work activities.

This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year experience and/or training involving animal control; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Must possess or obtain NACA certification within three (3) years employment.

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