Lake County Sheriff\

Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell

Animal Services Control Officer

01/12/2022  -  01/31/2022

$15.00 per hour, $28,470.00 annual salary, 73 hours bi weekly
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD and Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
FRS Retirement Pension/Investment Plan
Sick and Vacation Pay Offered

The essential function of the position within the organization is to enforce ordinances governing the care and keeping of domestic animals and livestock in an effort to maintain public safety and welfare. The position is responsible for responding to service calls and providing professional customer service, issuing citations and testifying in court as necessary and performing related tasks as assigned. The position works under general supervision according to some procedures; decides how and when to complete tasks.

Patrols areas of the County on foot or in assigned vehicles to detect violations of laws and ordinances
pertaining to animal control.
Investigates complaints of dogs, cats and/or other animals creating nuisances and takes appropriate
Investigates reports of animal abuse; files charges as appropriate; prepares cases for prosecution and
provides court testimony.
Responds to calls regarding stray, vicious and/or diseased animals; responds to calls regarding animal
bites; performs preliminary investigations.
Captures and transports stray, sick, injured or potentially rabid animals to the shelter for appropriate
processing, care/treatment and quarantine as necessary.
Assists law enforcement personnel in situations involving animals as requested.
Issues warnings and citations for violations of ordinances governing the care and keeping of animals.
Provides public education regarding animal control; explains ordinances related to the care and keeping of
Maintains records of daily work activities.
Performs routine clerical duties as required, including but not limited to greeting and assisting
customers, preparing forms, answering the telephone, copying and filing documents.
Exercises care and safety in the use and maintenance of assigned vehicle and equipment.
Attends training, meetings/workshops as necessary to maintain job knowledge, skills and required
Assists in care of animals at the shelter as required.
Required to be on call 24 hours per day on a rotating schedule.


DATA RESPONSIBILITY: Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: People Responsibility refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.

ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: Assets Responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Mathematics deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percent's.

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Communications involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads routine sentences or instructions; writes routine sentences and completes routine work forms; speaks routine sentences using standard grammar.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Complexity of Work addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Impact of Decisions refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens; probability of damage is likely.

EQUIPMENT USAGE: â??Equipment Usage refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, including animal capture and restraint devices and tools, a Sheriff's Office vehicle, tranquilizer gun, general office equipment, telephone.

SAFETY OF OTHERS: Safety of Others refers to the responsibility for other peoples safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

*The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not all inclusive and are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties. Employees may be required to perform other duties as deemed necessary or required in the course of their employment with the Lake County Sheriff's Office.


General public to include private citizens, businesses and governmental and municipal entities.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), one year of college or vocational school education
in animal control, public safety, law enforcement, code enforcement or a closely related field education.
Preferred two years of related experience.

Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.
Must possess or obtain certificates as Animal Control Officer and Chemical Capture.

Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
Must have basic computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Must be able to present a positive image in person and over the phone.

The physical demands described here are representative but not inclusive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be offered to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires heavy work involving exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force on a regular basis and exceptional dexterity and skill in operating machinery, tools or office equipment. The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, color perception, depth perception.

The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, heights, violence, disease/pathogens, traffic, animals/wildlife, toxic or caustic chemicals. Depending on assignment, the employee may be required to work long and/or irregular work hours, including evenings and/or weekends.

8:30am-5:00pm M-F


Please contact the Department of Human Resources at 352-343-9543