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Animal Control Officer (Part Time)

KITSAP Humane Society
Silverdale, WA 98383
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Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is one of the leading animal welfare shelters in our Pacific Northwest region. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation, a low euthanasia rate and excellence in all of our services. KHS's open adoption philosophy is an essential part of our progressive mission, enabling us to save and rehome over 6,000 animals each year.


Kitsap Humane Society Animal Control Officers serve in the public's view and, as such, represent not only their department but Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) as a whole. At all times, Officers must perform their duties in a professional manner; using good communications skills, tact and diplomacy, and showing respect for citizens, the law and animals in their care. This position also gives Animal Control Officers limited commission and with that Officers are deputized and sworn in to serve and protect animals across the 7 jurisdictions that Kitsap Animal Control serves. Officers are expected to enforce local and state laws pertaining to the Animal Control code and regulations.

This position responds to general inquiries via 911 dispatch and by phone. On any general day an Officer will respond to routine requests for service in the field, will perform enforcement and investigation of complaints and violations, and will be assigned one weekly after-hours on-call duty once fully trained per week or as needed.


  • Work collaboratively with other Animal Control officers to equitably meet and address case load. Work independently and with minimal supervision but also be open to team work, delegation of duties, coaching and constructive criticism.
  • Travel throughout the county, using an Animal Control vehicle, to investigate and resolve reported issues as outlined by departmental procedures.
  • Enforcement of state and local laws and investigation of allegations of code or ordinance violations, at times exercising considerable discretion and independent judgment, especially in those situations with no clear precedents. Recommend and take the appropriate level of action, including:

- providing the public with information on rules and regulations

- negotiating resolutions;

- issuing of citations and/or warnings;

- referring cases in need of more serious action to the Chief or senior Officers.

Generally the Part Time Officer will conduct the below tasks each day assigned to work.

  • Rescue abandoned, stray, sick and injured animals, including humane apprehension, confinement and transportation of live animals, and removal of dead animals.
  • Confine, control and capture loose fractious animals that pose a safety risk to the public.
  • Remove loose livestock from the roadways or private properties when reported as being a stray.
  • Investigation of basic animal bite cases where quarantine may be required.
  • Admit animals to the shelter, including but not limited to gathering information concerning the animal, performing medical intake process, housing the animal, and completing the animal's intake and identification paperwork in the computer. This includes collaborating with the Animal Care department as needed.
  • Conduct routine patrols for loose animals.
  • Provide park enforcement to Bainbridge Island Parks as noted under the parks contract.
  • Investigate barking complaints that may result in issuing tickets.
  • Check and return messages, file documents and perform other clerical tasks as assigned.
  • Assist other agencies such as CPS, Coroner, Code Enforcement and other law enforcement agencies where an animal issue may be present.
  • Thoroughly document and accurately maintain all requests for service, complaints, information gathered and case resolutions in KHS database.
  • Utilize CENCOM (911) and KHS database for tracking and organizing cases and requests for service.
  • Complete documentation of daily work load and other internal logs and databases in a timely fashion.
  • In some circumstances Officers must be involved with the assistance of humane euthanasia or be able to make a recommendation for euthanasia due to severe injuries that cannot be rehabilitated.
  • Perform thorough and regular cleaning of work areas, including but not limited to Animal Control office, Animal Control vehicles, and Receiving area and Truck Bay area.
  • Apprise Animal Control Chief and of any potentially controversial or high priority cases and/or cases that have involved, or are likely to involve, input or feedback from public officials, press inquiries or inquiries or actions from attorneys.
  • Work collaboratively with staff from other departments within KHS to ensure the organization functions effectively and efficiently and provides excellent animal welfare and care.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred one year of relevant experience in animal welfare fields, but not required.
  • History of steady employment.
  • Experience with care and handling of companion animals required.
  • Preferred experience with care and handling of livestock, but not required.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn safe and humane handling and restraint of livestock and exotic pets such as reptiles.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn safe and humane handling and restraint of fearful or aggressive animals
  • Evidence of safe driving record (required prior to offer) and hold and maintain a valid State driver's license
  • Complete a paid Animal Control Officer training program as chosen by the Chief. This must be completed within one year of hire.
  • Ability to operate Animal Control vehicles, possess an understanding of county roads and read a map proficiently.
  • Basic computer knowledge/experience with experience working with Microsoft Office.
  • Not be fearful of animals or harsh work environments.
  • Ability to work alone in inclement weather and/or under physical stress.
  • Animal Control Officers at times will need to lift, pull and move in any direction various objects or animals that may exceed 80 pounds
  • Ability to meet scheduling requirements of after-hours on-call duty.
  • Live within 45 minutes from shelter location.
  • Must be age 21 years and older.


  • Part-time 24 hours per week (likely scheduled 3 days a week).
  • Hours are 8:30am 5:00pm regular day shift and 5:00pm 8:30am on-call after hours per week.
  • This position requires some flexible scheduling, including weekends and holidays on a rotation basis or as assigned.
  • The position has a starting wage of $ 16.10 an hour with an increase to $16.50 after six months plus additional compensation for on-call/after-hours duty. Time and a half will be paid in addition to the call out pay for after-hours duty.
  • Sick leave accrued at a rate of 1 hour accrued per 40 hours worked.
  • One free animal adoption per year for full-time and part-time regular employees after completion of 120-day introductory period.

Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to cconnolly@kitsap-humane.org. Not including a cover letter may negatively impact your consideration for this position. Please also inform why you feel you would be right for this position..



Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-05-20
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Silverdale, WA 98383

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