East Brunswick - Animal Control Officer

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Job Overview

Department East Brunswick Police Department
Job TitleAnimal Control Officer
SalaryPer diem position ($25 per hour)
Registration Fee$25.00
Location East Brunswick, NJ

Job Announcement

East Brunswick Police Department , NJ Public Safety Jobs




Per diem position ($25 per hour)


  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have a valid NJ driver’s license
  • Must possess NJ Animal Control Officer certification


The Special Operations Division’s Animal Control officer will be responsible to perform various duties associated with the control, licensing, and removal of dogs, cats and other animals within the Township, South River Borough and Spotswood Borough, as well as enforce Township Ordinances and New Jersey State Statutes 4:19-15 and 26:4-78 through 26:4-84 when applicable.

Specific Duties:

The Animal Control Officer’s day to day operations will consist of reviewing and prioritizing all phone and secretarial messages pending from the date prior.  Additionally, the Animal Control Officer shall respond to all animal related complaints received throughout the day via dispatch, phone call or electronically.  The Animal Control Officer shall be proficient in and responsible for the following duties:

  • Pick up and capture of all stray domestic animals
  • Transport stray/lost domestic animals to the appropriate shelter
  • Trap, remove and shelter problem domestic animals within the Township
  • Remove and dispose of deceased animals from Township roadways
  • Subdue and capture sick, injured or vicious animals and transport same to the appropriate shelter or veterinary professional
  • Ensure vicious or attacking animals are quarantined with NJSA 4:19-15 and 26:4-78 through 26:4-84
  • Fill out all associated reports and forms relating Animal Control calls for service including all State required Animal Bite Reports
  • Prepare necessary paperwork and arrange for specimens to be turned over to the State Board of Health for rabies testing and examination
  • Investigate all cases of reported animal abuse and take appropriate action through enforcement or work in conjunction with State agencies
  • Annually audit, update and enforce animal licensing within the Township and issue Township summonses accordingly
  • Ensure that all cases are adjudicated in Municipal or Superior Courts through accurate case preparation and testimony
  • Post photos of lost or recovered animals on social media to expedite their return to their owners
  • Maintain inter-office files of generated complaints and reports
  • Maintain business relationships with South River and Spotswood Boroughs whom East Brunswick provides Animal Control services for.
  • Prepare associated billing statements and reports for South River and Spotswood Boroughs
  • Maintain business relationships with Woodbridge Animal Shelter
  • Meet with local schools, businesses and residents to discuss animal control issues or concerns
  • Coordinate the Township’s annual free Rabies Clinic

Additionally, the Special Operations Division’s Animal Control Officer shall be familiar with computer related tasks and operations including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with the ability to produce documents and reports which are grammatically correct and free from errors.

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