• Animal Control Officer

    Posted: 01/10/2021

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    Job Summary

    Under limited supervision, patrols service areas as well as contracted areas of the County for stray or unlicensed animals, impounds animals, investigates animal bites, anti-cruelty and other animal related complaints, and issues animal ordinance violation citations. Euthanizes ill and injured animals, collects fees as authorized for animal licenses and maintains activity logs. As a Special Deputy is authorized to carry a gun, make arrests and conduct search and seizures under the State Animal Control laws. Shift assignments include weekend and holiday work and relief work on various shifts. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:
     

    • Certificate of completion of 100 hours of training approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture
    • Certificate of completion from a Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certified Police Academy
    • Proof of current employment as an MCOLES Certified Police Officer
    • Proof of employment as an Animal Control Officer at least three years prior to 1973
    • Thoroughly documented work history
    • Valid Driver's License number
    • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

    1. Must be at least 18 years old and be a United States Citizen. (In compliance with Michigan Compiled Laws 28.426, 4/1/1996).

    2. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Development (G.E.D.) Test.

    3. Per MCL 287.289b (Michigan Compiled Laws) must:

    a. Have successfully completed 100 hours of training approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture; OR

    b. Have successfully completed police academy training or its equivalent as required by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or possess current MCOLES certification; OR

    c. Have proof of employment as an Animal Control Officer at least three years prior to 1973.

    4. Have no felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine qualifying status. (Criminal Law generally includes all offenses except traffic laws, conservation law and liquor law. In general, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatically disqualifying).

    5. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

    6. Possess a permit to carry a Concealed Pistol License (CPL).

    7. Pass the complete examination, including the employment physical required for this class.

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