Full-Time Animal Control Officer -Special Services Technician

at Lincoln County in Wiscasset, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Animal Control Officer-Special Services Technician (ACOSST) performs specialized work in the enforcement of municipal ordinances and State laws relative to the regulation and control of dogs and other animals; responds to animal control (AC) and animal welfare complaints, takes proactive preventative and enforcement actions as needed.  Separate from contractual AC obligations, the ACOSST also performs specialized work to be assigned by the Special Services Lieutenant.  

The qualifications of the position follow:

Up to 1 year of prior related experience handling animals.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Conflict resolution skills.

Ability to demonstrate quick and sound judgment.

State of Maine Certification as an Animal Control Officer required within first year of employment.

Knowledge of animal control techniques and animal behavior, as well as State and Municipal laws and regulations as they pertain to animal control and enforcement procedures.

Working knowledge of computers and automated systems including Microsoft products, internet, and other law enforcement specialty software.

Knowledge of local Lincoln County geography.

Reserve Police Officer status preferred, but not required.


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Job Posting: 625963

Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021