The Town of Buxton has an opening for a highly motivated Animal Control Officer to join our team.
SUMMARY OF POSITION This position is 24-hours a week with a flexible schedule handling over 300 calls annually. The ACO is responsible for enforcing town ordinances and state laws pertaining to domestic, and sometime wild animals, investigating reports of animal cruelty, dangerous/nuisance dogs, animal trespass and loose dog complaints. The ACO also transports stray, hurt or sick animals as well as rescuing or aiding animals in need. The ACO ensures dogs are licensed annually, inspects kennels and offers public education. All duties are to be performed while engaging the community in a positive and professional manner.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be highly motivated with a basic knowledge of domestic animals and their care. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to deal with the public courteously but firmly. We are looking for a creative thinker with good problem-solving skills who can work as part of a team as well as independently. Preference is given to state certified ACOs. Candidates must be in good physical health to perform the essential job function of the position, shall not have a criminal nor adverse traffic record, shall hold an active Maine driver’s license and will be required to pass an extensive background check.
BENEFITS The Town of Buxton offers a competitive wage package with an entry wage commensurate with experience. We offer pro rated holidays, vacation and sick time and paid training. All uniforms and equipment is provided.
If you would like to join our dynamic team of professionals, please submit a cover letter with completed application to: Buxton Police Department C/O Police Chief Troy A. Cline 185 Portland Road Buxton, Maine 04093 Applications can be found on the Town of Buxton’s website under “Forms & Documents” and will be accepted via e-mail, postal mail or, in-person drop off at the police department. Applications being accepted until position is full. The Town of Buxton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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