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Animal Control Officer

Town of Falmouth / Personnel

Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
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The Town of Falmouth Department of Marine and Environmental Services has an immediate opening for an Animal Control Officer to enforce local and state laws related to animal control.  Examples of duties include investigating complaints relating to dogs, maintaining dog shelter, obtaining medical treatment for injured animals, removing dead animals, representing department in dog hearings and in court, and working with a dedicated group of volunteers.  Two years experience in animal control or related field required, prior law enforcement experience desired, as are the abilities to effectively and tactfully communicate legal information and investigate complaints.  Must obtain state mandated Animal Control training within one year of employment. Ability to obtain certification in use of tranquilizer weapon and valid Mass Class D MV operators’ license also required. Subject to CORI and criminal background check.  Schedule varies by season and includes weekday, weekends and holidays. On call off duty coverage required. Wage is $19.01 - $24.06/hr. with benefits.

Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at  Candidates who submit their application by December 5, 2017 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer

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