Animal Service Officer

Notice of Job Opening


Date: May 14, 2018

Department: Animal Services

Exp Date: Until Filled

Pay Range: Depending on qualifications


Job Summary

  • Responds to 911 calls and citizen complaints in reference to violations of the city ordinances relating to maintaining and caring for animals.
  • Investigates complaints; apprehends animals if found in violation.
  • Oversees and ensures the daily feeding and care of animals in shelter.
  • Oversees and ensures the daily cleaning and maintenance of the shelter to include the animal pens and office area.
  • Assists in euthanasia and proper disposal of animals.
  • Picks-up and properly disposes of deceased animals in streets.
  • Cleans trucks and takes to Garage for needed repairs.
  • Completes the required paperwork and computer entries for animal adoptions, redemptions and surrenders.
  • Opens and secures the shelter at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Maintains current and accurate records on all animals received and disposed of.
  • Oversees and ensures the grass and landscaping is maintained and properly trimmed.
  • Endorses laws and ordinances of the City.
  • Investigates animal bite cases, finds dog owners and orders quarantine if applicable.
  • Impounds dogs that are not penned or under its owner’s control if owner can not be located.
  • Issues warnings and citations.
  • Takes Court action against violators; appears in Court as witness.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner under adverse conditions.

Necessary Requirements

  • High School Education or GED equivalent
  • Have a good driving record.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be 18 years of age

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Stephanie Crowe in the Human Resource Department: +706 883 2037, scrowe@lagrangega.org