Animal Control Officer - James City County, VA

August 20, 2019

James City County,VA

Animal Control Officer


Successful candidate will work 8 hours per day, M-F and share standby/on-call hours on nights, weekends, and holidays with two other officers. Additional hours for response to calls for service during standby hours are incurred if circumstances require. An assigned, marked vehicle is provided (take-home if within 15 driving miles of JCC).
 Capture, impound, or relocate domestic and wild animals.
 Respond to citizen inquiries, investigate all animal complaints, verify licenses and issue warnings and summonses.
 Patrol for dog leash violations.
 Investigate / document dog and cat bite reports, damage claims caused by dogs to livestock and fowl, etc.
 Humanely euthanize animals when necessary
 Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma; and, some experience working with animals.
 Must be a citizen of the United States and be at least 21 years of age at completion of Animal Control Academy.
 Must meet all minimum qualifications per Virginia Code 15.2-1705.
 Must possess or be able to obtain within 30 days of employment a valid Virginia driver's license and have / maintain an acceptable driving record based on James City County's criteria.
 Must attend a full-time, 3-week (120 hours) training academy and other on-going training as required.
Accepting applications until 11:59pm EST on 11/16/2019, or until filled, whichever comes first. Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
November 16, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.