Animal Control Officer

animal-control-3-225x300.jpgFairfield Animal Control is a Division of the Fairfield Police Department that enforces all State Laws and Town Ordinance related to animals. It is the responsibility of the Animal Control Division to investigate roaming dogs, animal bites, cruelty to animals, barking nuisance, unreasonable tethering or confining of a dog, town defecation ordinance, leash law, valid rabies vaccination, dog licensure and rabies related wildlife complaints that present an eminent danger to the public.

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Currently seeking qualified candidates for the part time position of Animal Control Officer.

Pay:  $20.24 per hour

HOURS (subject to change):

1st Position:
5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs
5pm-8:30pm Fri

2nd Position:
9am-5pm Weekends

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Should possess excellent communication skills and have experience handling animals.
  • Must successfully complete the Municipal Animal Control Officer training program developed by the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture in accordance with CGS 22-328 as well as any additional training required by the State or Department.
  • Basic computer knowledge/skills are necessary for report writing and various Animal Control programs.
  • Must be able to pick up and move 50 pounds or possibly more during emergencies.
  • Must be able to work independently and be able to respond to after hours emergency call-outs in a timely manner.
  • Successfully complete continuing education annually to maintain certification.
Job description:  A part time Animal Control Officer responds to complaints involving roaming dogs, barking dogs, dog bites, cruelty, sick wildlife and rabies related complaints. Enforces State of Connecticut and Town of Fairfield animal laws. Completes computerized reports on complaints as needed. Answers phones, shows adoptable animals to the public.  Training is provided involving tactical baton, pepper spray and taser if available. With proper training employee would be required to control/contain sick or vicious animal as needed.

Completed applications should be returned to:

Fairfield Animal Control
ACO Paul Miller
211 Richard White Way
Fairfield, CT 06824

Inquires may be directed to the Special Services Bureau Lieutenant.