Simsbury - Certified Animal Control Officer

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Department Simsbury Police Department
Job TitleCertified Animal Control Officer
Salary$63,469.98 - $75,857.04
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Simsbury, CT

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Simsbury Certified Animal Control Officer





The Simsbury Police Department is a CALEA and State of Connecticut accredited organization that strives to provide the highest quality service to our community.  We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated people who are interested in a rewarding career as a public safety dispatcher for the Simsbury Police Department.


  • Patrols streets to locate stray animals and promptly captures animals (domestic/wildlife) and transports them to an animal shelter.
  • Responds to complaints concerning animal problems or violations of animal control ordinances, including but not limited to animals running at large, bites, property damage, or injuries. The word “animals” shall include all domestic animals as well as all wildlife which may be encountered.
  • Removes dead, injured or dangerous animals from streets and residential premises.
  • Compiles a variety of data regarding animal control data; prepares daily, monthly, and annual reports of activities.
  • Investigates violations of animal control ordinances and issues warnings or citations as required; appears in court to testify regarding animal control cases.
  • Serves various criminal or civil notices or papers related to enforcement of animal control ordinances.
  • Coordinates a public relations program in order to foster public awareness of ordinances regarding animal control and humane treatment of animals by taking a proactive approach to issues such as bear awareness and management, rabies vaccinations and clinics, animals left in vehicle, and sick wildlife.
  • Works closely with the media, public interest groups and businesses to promote improved care and control of animals.
  • Works an assigned shift and may be required to use own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State laws, and Town ordinances.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.
  • Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities, paying strict attention to disinfecting the vehicle and equipment used to transport sick, injured, deceased, and found animals between each transport so as not to infect uninfected animals.
  • Participation in development and monitoring of Animal Control budget, and purchasing of equipment and supplies.
  • Serves as a member of various employee committees.
  • Maintain uniform and grooming standards as described in General Order (GO) 22-3.
  • Membership in the CT State Animal Response Team.

The salary range is $63,469.98 – $75,857.04.


Candidates are required to speak and understand the English language clearly, effectively communicate and elicit information and work well with others.  They must possess strong customer service and problem resolution skills.  They are required to be able to operate a variety of technology, multi-task and work under stressful conditions. A current certification as an Animal Control Officer is required to apply for this position.

Minimum eligibility requirements at time of hire are: 21 years of age or older, high school graduate or GED.  Testing will include an oral board exam, an extensive background investigation, a psychological exam, a medical exam and a controlled substance screen. 


Certified Animal Control Officer applications will only be accepted on-line through beginning December 5, 2022 and continuing until December 19, 2022 .  All communications and notifications from the Simsbury Police Department will be done by e-mail through Please log in to your account on regular basis to read and confirm all emails.  If you have any questions about the hiring process please contact Lieutenant Matthew Christian at (860) 658-3107 or e-mail


The hiring process is expected to last a few months after the closing date.  Applications will remain on file for at least one year.  Applicants may reapply during any future vacancy announcements.

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The Simsbury Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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