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Animal Control Technician - 2020 

Category Animal Services  


Responsible for functions in the field, kennel and office based on task assignment. Responsible for assisting the coordination of adoptions and transfer of domestic animals and livestock. Responsible for maintaining daily shelter operations, caring for impounded animals and performs technical and clerical duties in support of the kennel, field and coordination operations.



  1. Receives and processes domestic animals and livestock brought to the kennel for impoundment or possession release; redeems animals to proper owners; processes unclaimed animals for adoption or rescue, assists members of the public searching for lost animals or seeking to adopt animals.
  2. Assist humane rescue organizations with the transfer of animals as well as maintain accurate records of such activities.
  3. Assist with administration of animal medications and testing as directed by a licensed veterinarian, scan for microchips; properly handles controlled substances used for euthanasia.
  4. Performs routine inspections of animals and their cages to monitor food consumption, behavior, symptoms of disease, and condition of confined animals for health and safety purposes; provides basic animal care including bathing, feeding, and observing animal behavior, transports animals to veterinarian’s office for medical testing and treatment as directed.
  5. Clean, sanitize and disinfect kennels and cages, including food bowls and litter pans, sweeping and using high-pressure water hose to clean floors and walls using bleach or other chemical disinfectants. Performs repair and routine maintenance of kennels, cages, exercise pens, and other facilities. Maintains and sanitizes equipment used including vehicle assigned. Maintains accurate records of daily work activities and inventory on Animal Services software.
  6. Feeds and waters animals daily and maintains sanitary eating and drinking conditions for animals.
  7. Euthanizes or assist others with euthanasia of animals in accordance with policies and procedures.
  8. Transports animals as needed.
  9. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned. Performs related duties as required to control emergencies related to animal control ordinances and statutes.
  10. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  11. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the county’s offices or work facilities. Works varied schedules, holidays, weekends and emergencies, or call back status; may work varying locations and assignments as needed to assist officers.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Knowledge of State and County animal control ordinances, regulations, animal care procedures and policies of the Services Division, and Board of County Commissioners.
  • Knowledge of animal behavior and animal disease sufficient to recognize normal and abnormal behavior in domestic and wild animals.
  • Knowledge of trapping, ensnaring, handling, transporting, caring for animals and sufficient knowledge to distinguish between various breeds of animals for proper identification.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Ability to work alone or with others and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the general public, co-workers, adopters, humane rescue organizations, members of law enforcement, elected and appointed officials, as well as members of a diverse background.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to operate a truck and/or van.
  • Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
  • Ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with animals and people under stress.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • One (1) year of related training and/or experience in handling, trapping, ensnaring, transporting and caring for domestic animals and livestock.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.
  • Must possess and maintain certification as Euthanasia Technician or obtain certification within six (6) months of employment.
  • Required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction);
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction);
  • Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds without assistance);
  • Distinguish colors
  • Reaching
  • Pulling
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Must be able to drive a truck and/or van.



  • Hepatitis A within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Hepatitis B within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Pre-exposure Rabies within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Tetanus within sixty (60) days of employment



  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions with noise and dust.
  • Works on uneven, slippery surfaces and heights.
  • Works with animals, including flea and tick infested areas, dead and diseased animals.
  • Works with moving objects and vehicles.
  • Works in stressful situations.


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-Exempt Status

Revised 10/01/2020

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $12.50 - $16.16. Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date May 19, 2021  
Post Internal Days  
Position Animal Control Technician - 2020  
Division Animal Services  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/5/2021  
Location Animal Services  
Flyer None Specified 

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