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Posted 01/14/19 - Town of Secaucus, New Jersey

Job Title: Animal Control Officer - Full Time

Exempt:  No

Shift:  Flexible Schedule

Location:  525 Meadowlands Road, Secaucus, NJ

Union Affil:  Blue Collar Unit Local #11

Salary Level:  $35,000

Division:  Animal Shelter

Supervisor:  Shelter Mgr./Superintendent

Summary:  The purpose of this position is to perform any combination of duties relating to treatment and care of animals. Perform any other manually skilled and/or unskilled duties as may be assigned.

Essential Job Functions:  Include the following (other duties may be assigned)

  • Responsible for trapping, removing and relocating wild life animals.
  • Rotating on-call schedule to respond to emergency situations of animals in need; flexible weekends.
  • Responds to calls of animals in distress; removes animals from inhumane conditions and transport animals to shelter and / or hospital for treatment and care.
  • Keep shelter clean, including but not limited to, cleaning of animal cages, dog runs and cat litter boxes.
  • Responsibilities include feeding animals, walking dogs and socializing with animals.
  • Write up reports of activities.
  • Responsible for picking up stray animals.
  • Performs wild life animal control activities.
  • Work closely with Health Department on notices for animal bites as standard procedure.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma required or equivalent; some college a plus
  • Minimum one - two (1-2) years' experience in a related environment.
  • Must have a valid NJ State license issued as Animal Control Officer.
  • Must have a valid driver's license issued by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles, free of any conviction in the last three (3) years.
  • The applicant must have a humane outlook on the care and handling of domestic animals to prevent pain and suffering in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong customer service skills in politely dealing with the public sector, sometimes under stressful circumstances.
  • Must be able to disseminate information relating to operations in a clear, concise and consistent manner.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, and Excel; knowledgeable in another database systems a plus.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals as labeled under "Right to Know" New Jersey State Law, extreme cold, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

To Apply: Send resume to: slopez@secaucus.net Please include reference code: ANIMAL SHELTER. EOE/M/F/D/V

Posted 01/03/19 - Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Please send resume and letter of interest by
Friday, January 25.

Job Title: Part-Time Contractual Animal Control Officer

Description: NThe Rockaway Township Division of Health, serving a 45 square mile town of suburban/rural character in northern Morris County, seeks a part-time licensed Animal Control Officer to perform limited evening and weekend work.

Requirements: Successful candidate must possess a current NJ Animal Control Officers License and a valid NJ Driver's License.

Additional Information: Interested parties should send resume and letter of interest by Friday, January 25.

Contact: Please send to: Peter Tabbot, Health Officer, at ptabbot@rockawaytownship.org or c/o Rockaway Township Division of Health, 65 Mt. Hope Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.