Position Title: Animal Control Officer

Company: City Of Cochise

Location: Countywide, AZ

Job Description:

Under limited supervision performs work of moderate difficulty enforcing laws and ordinances concerning animal and rabies control; performs other work as assigned.


  • respond appropriately to emergency situations;
  • lift 50 pounds.;
  • interpret and apply animal control regulations;
  • read street guides and maps;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, other agencies, and the public;
  • follow written and verbal instruction;
  • read, write and speak English;
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Captures and impounds diseased animals in accordance with state and local laws
  • investigates animal related complaints;
  • patrols assigned area to ensure public compliance with ordinances
  •  issues citations
  • prepares reports in a timely manner, and files complaints
  • testifies in court;
  • performs health checks of quarantined animals
  •  picks up and disposes of dead animals
  • performs euthanasia of animals; participates in setting up and conducting vaccination clinics; works with other agencies.


  • One (1) year of experience in animal handling
  • perform euthanasia of animals according to Cochise County Sheriff’s Office standards or learn within six (6) months from date of hire
  • must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and the ability to be covered by county insurance