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Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Description: Assist local, state or federal authorities with enforcement of ordinances, policies, regulations and laws pertaining to animal control and animal cruelty involving domestic, wild and endangered animals. Responsibilities include understanding regulations, implementing animal health and hygiene practices, safe animal handling and investigative techniques for collecting and preserving evidence as well as managing stray, injured, diseased, dangerous, or unwanted animals.

Degree Required: HS,AS,BS

Skills Required: Computer skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Mechanically inclined, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government, Non-Profit, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $ - $$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.