Florida Sheriffs Association

Animal Services Officer

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Sarasota, Florida, United States
5 days ago


General Description of Duties:  The primary responsibility of this position is field work in the enforcement of the County’s Animal Control Ordinances and State Statutes.  This position includes a take-home vehicle.  The employee must be able to operate an animal control vehicle and be prepared to encounter a variety of circumstances involving both domestic and wild animals.  The officer will be involved in transporting animals, issuing citations, impounding animals, contacting owners, responding to calls and advising the general public on appropriate issues. This position also requires working a rotating schedule that includes weekends and holidays.

CLOSING DATE:  August 2, 2021.


STARTING MINIMUM/MAXIMUM SALARY:  $41,913 - $49,913 (determined by acceptable prior related experience).

Employment applications are available at www.sarasotasheriff.org and must be submitted by the closing date to be considered for this position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the care of animals.
  • Knowledge of Sarasota County Animal Control Ordinances.       
  • Ability to have compassion for animals and make careful visual observations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and enforce the laws, both verbally and written, to citizens and colleagues with firmness and impartiality.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57831657
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Animal Services Officer
  • Company Name: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: Civilian-Technical/Communications/Investigative
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 75-100%
  • Salary: $41,913.00 - $49,913.00 (Yearly Salary)

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