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Occupation Profile for Animal Control Workers

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$27,910.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
5.2 Average Unemployment Percentage 32.9 Percentage That Completed High School
15,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 54.9 Percentage That Had Some College
17,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 12.2 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Animal Attendant
Animal Control Officer
Animal Cop
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer
Animal Treatment Investigator
Animal Warden
Community Service Officer
Dog Catcher
Dog Control Officer
Dog Pound Attendant
Dog Warden
Humane Agent
Humane Officer
Instructor-Trainer, Canine Service
Police Officer
Supervisor, Animal Cruelty Investigation

Related Occupations

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
  • Core — Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
  • Core — Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
  • Core — Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
  • Core — Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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