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Animal Control Workers - 33-9011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Animal Enforcement Officer
  • Animal Ordinance Enforcement Officer
  • Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer
  • Animal Safety Officer
  • Community Safety Officer
  • Community Service Officer
  • Dog Control Officer

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers
33-9010 Animal Control Workers
33-9011.00 Animal Control Workers

Related Occupations


  • Answer inquiries from the public concerning animal control operations.
  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
  • Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
  • Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
  • Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
  • Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals.
  • Examine animal licenses, and inspect establishments housing animals for compliance with laws.
  • Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
  • Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
  • Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal-related offenses, or contact police to report violations and request arrests.
  • Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
  • Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
  • Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures.
  • Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
  • Train police officers in dog handling and training techniques for tracking, crowd control, and narcotics and bomb detection.
  • Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Check physical condition of people or animals.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
  • Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence.
  • Examine personal documentation to ensure that it is valid.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Issue warnings or citations.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Provide care for animals.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Use weapons or physical force to maintain security.
  • Write operational reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Care Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Dog Handler (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Kennel Master (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Working Dog Handler (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Working Dog Handler (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Treatment Investigator
  • Dog Catcher
  • Instructor-Trainer, Canine Service
  • Supervisor, Animal Cruelty Investigation