Animal Control Workers


Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
Also called: Animal Control Officer, Animal Enforcement Officer, Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer, Community Service Officer

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Microsoft Access
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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