Animal Control Workers:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,230.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 299
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.13 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Perform animal dental cleanings
Care for plants or animals
Provide animal health care
Develop relationship with animals to facilitate training and care
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Use weapons or physical force to maintain security
Identify public safety hazards
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Clean patient or treatment rooms
Identify relevant safety procedures
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Treat residential or commercial facilities to eliminate pests
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Repair pens, yards, or cages
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Clean medical equipment or facilities
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Plant agricultural crops
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Perform housekeeping duties
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Perform animal euthanasia
Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Identify animal disease or parasites
Implement company or staff policies
Deter animal pests
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Solve animal breeding problems
Implement air quality control measures
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments
Solve production problems
Identify insect disease or parasites
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Implement pollution control techniques
Solve machining tool problems
Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Implement health or sanitation standards
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Establish project teams
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Determine methods of land or forest management
Determine desired breeding methods and timetable

Getting Information

Study animal development
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct genetic research
Review maps to determine location or routes
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Research livestock management methods
Study plant development
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Develop biological research methods
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements
Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor animal care
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor agricultural, farming, and forestry equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor patient condition and health
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor wildlife populations
Store medical laboratory specimens
Monitor performance of others
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor operating conditions
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor patron activities to identify problems or potential problems
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities

Handling and Moving Objects

Maintain proper level, amount, and quality of animal feed
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare medical treatment room
Collect biological specimens
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Collect specimens from patients
Prepare vaccines, biologicals, or serums
Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Prepare foods or meals
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Prepare medications or medical solutions
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Collect blood or tissue samples
Install pest control devices and equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Conduct physical examinations
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Take vital signs
Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence
Examine patients
Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze medical or health data
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Conduct patient assessments
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze business, operational, or management reports

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