Reports to: Superintendent of Regulatory Functions.

Supervises: Animal Control staff

Main objectives: The implementation of animal control policies and the effective administration of local dog and animal control by laws.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Uphold laws and regulations, particularly the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • Coordinate and efficiently manage the authorities dog and animal control programme.
  • Prepare, maintain and regularly review management plans as required by statute and implement those plans on a day-to-day basis.
  • Maintain effective liaison with farmers and dog owners, in general, ensuring they have ready and easy access to information.
  • Manage the Authority’s dog and other animal/stock pounds and reduce the incidence of stray dogs and other animals within the district.
  • Give warnings to animal owners about their animals and sometimes issue offence notices
  • Educate the public about animal welfare.

Typical qualifications and experience: A certificate in Animal Control.