Wethersfield - Animal Control Officer (Part-Time)

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Department Wethersfield Police Department
Job TitleAnimal Control Officer (Part-Time)
Salary$25.00 to $35.00/hour
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Wethersfield, CT

Job Announcement

Wethersfield Police Department, CT Police Jobs

Reports to: Chief of Police  
Salary Range: $25.00 to $35.00/hour DOQ Status: 19 hours per week
Pay Grade: n/a Schedule: Flexible
FLSA: Non-Exempt Union/Non Union: Non Union
Closing Date: Until Filled Date Posted: April 22, 2022



  • Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, plans, organizes, and implements a canine and animal control program. Manages a dog pound; and enforces Connecticut State Dog Statutes, related laws and town ordinances.
  • Examples of Specific Duties:
  • Plans and organizes work according to authorized procedures.
  • Maintains registry of licensed dogs on a computer-based information system; enters new registrations and reviews current registry for renewal through computer terminal.
  • Responds to all dog and animal complaint calls. Investigates vicious, diseased, or stray dogs or animals.
  • Patrols town for stray or unlicensed dogs; captures and removes stray or vicious dogs to dog pound. May issue summons to violators or make arrests.
  • Arranges for return, adoption, or disposal of impounded dogs.
  • Purchases materials and supplies for dog pound.
  • Feeds and cares for impounded dogs, and receives and impounds dogs from the Town of Rocky Hill.
  • Maintains public contact through news releases and speaking to school, civic, and animal care groups.
  • Prepares and recommends a unit budget; receives and processes fees; and maintains necessary financial records.
  • Works closely with Police Officers and the Town-Maintenance Division in removing injured or dead dogs and animals from town roads.
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Chief of Police and State Canine Control officials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Class III Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Knowledge of canine and animal behavior, and techniques for caring for dogs.
  • Administrative skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a high school education.
  • Ability to apprehend and care for dogs, including ability to lift medium to heavy weights. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in handling dogs and other animals, supplemented by course work in animal care.

To Apply for This Position: Submit application via PoliceApp.com

An Employment Application is available on the Job Opportunities page of the Town website www.wethersfieldct.gov.

Additional information may be found in the job description also posted on the Town website. Successful candidate
must pass a physical, drug test, and background check prior to employment.

The Town of Wethersfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to james.buyak@wethersfieldct.gov

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