Animal Control Workers:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,230.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 225
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 9.40 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Conflict Management
Written Communication
Following Directions
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Use weapons or physical force to maintain security
Ride horses during law enforcement work
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Identify public safety hazards
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Care for plants or animals
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Perform animal euthanasia
Implement pollution control techniques
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Identify animal disease or parasites
Issue summonses or subpoenas
Solve animal breeding problems

Getting Information

Study animal development
Study plant development
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Review maps to determine location or routes
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.