Animal Control Officer
The Town of Belgrade is accepting applications for the position of Animal Control Officer.
The Animal Control Officer is hired by and reports to the Town Manager. The position primarily involves field work enforcing municipal ordinances and state law related to the regulation and control of dogs and other domestic animals. The work involves contact with the public and potentially dangerous animals, maintaining records and reports, and monitoring licensure of dogs.
Essential duties include investigating complaints concerning the regulation, licensing and control of dogs and other domesticated animals; determining if any state law or town ordinance has been violated and taking appropriate action, including catching, confining and quarantining animals; responding to complaints of loose or stray animals; delivering captured animals to the animal shelter.
The Town will pay for the officer’s training, including animal handling, applicable laws and ordinances, preparation and maintenance of records and reports. Belgrade’s animal control officer must be able to deal courteously but firmly with the public, communicate well orally and in writing, have an ability to exercise independent judgement in conducting patrols and responding to complaints, be able to establish effective working relationships with pet and property owners, other Town employees and elected officials, sometimes under adverse, strained, emotional and stressful conditions.
Applicants must have earned a high school diploma and possess a valid State of Maine Class C Motor Vehicle license and a vehicle capable of transporting animals.
This position is an on-call position, to be available 24/7. When on vacation, the Animal Control Officer must supply contact information for a substitute. There are no benefits with this position. Pay is by contract and is established by the Selectboard on an annual basis that runs from January through December. The Animal Control Officer also receives mileage at the rate established by the State of Maine.
Applications and job descriptions are available at the Town Office, 990 Augusta Rd., Belgrade, ME. For additional information, call Town Manager Anthony Wilson at (207) 495-3481.
This year the town will have two vacancies to fill
by vote on Friday, March 20, 2020.
One 3-yr term Select Person Seat
One 3-yr term for the School Board (RSU #18)
One 1-yr term for the Road Commisioner
Nomination papers will be available December 11, 2019