Looking for a career change which better reflects your passion? Have you ever thought about working to improve and save the lives of companion animals who are suffering in Atlanta? Take this opportunity to check us out now! LifeLine Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services currently has the following job openings:
All candidates must pass a background check and drug screening.
Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets, and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia, and other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Previous animal related employment experience required. Examples of previous experience include employment at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, doggy daycare or other animal related business where you had hands-on experience with animals.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs without assistance.
- Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats, and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to determine which animals are aggressive.
- Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected, or treated cruelly.
- Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
- Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
- Must pass background check and drug screening.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- High school diploma or GED required.
Animal Services Officer
The Animal Services Officer will be responsible for maintaining public safety by enforcing local ordinances and state laws regarding the care of animals. A successful candidate will be responsible for answering calls for service regarding animals in need, potential violations, investigating animal cruelty, investigating animal bites, capturing stray animals, and providing basic first aid to animals in need while providing assistance to a diverse human population. This position requires the ability to work any shift and weekends and holiday including limited notice response for emergencies and disaster response. Education may substitute for experience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Writing clear, concise, factual incident reports, issuing citations and warnings, interviewing witnesses, and serving subpoenas.
- Testifying as a witness in court as well as preparation of cases for court and presentation of the cases to the prosecuting authority as well as the court.
- Handling animals of all temperaments, species, breeds, and sizes in a humane and safe manner.
- Report writing
- General investigative skills
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Animal handling
- Knowledge of best practices for the humane care of animals
- Knowledge of animal breeds and animal behavior
- Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding animals
- General understanding of the court processes and procedures
- The ability to lift 50lbs and to work in all weather conditions.
Desired Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred) in an animal science, criminal justice, or related discipline>/li>
- Experience as an Animal Control Officer or Police Officer
- Experience in a kennel, shelter or veterinary setting
- National Animal Control Association Module A or Law Enforcement Training Institute Level 1 training is preferred
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Must have no felony convictions
- Must have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license