|Date Opened||8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|
|Job Type||Open and Competitive|
Are you looking for a proactive, compassionate career combining animal welfare and law enforcement? Loudoun County Department of Animal Services (LCAS) located in Waterford/Leesburg, Virginia, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Animal Control Officer. Join a team of highly motivated, enthusiastic Officers working for a progressive, nationally recognized agency in a jurisdiction that is very supportive of our officers and our Department’s mission. Our Department approaches humane law enforcement proactively, focusing on dynamic methods to ensure every case of animal cruelty, animal fighting and neglect is thoroughly investigated and prosecuted. Annually we respond to over 5300 calls for service with more than 25% for investigations of crimes such as abandonment, animal cruelty and dangerous dogs. Every day as an ACO in Loudoun County is different, challenging and exciting, as our population of 400,000 people coexist with thousands of companion animals, livestock and wildlife.
The successful candidate will respond to a variety of requests for service and will provide excellent humane law enforcement services to the community including: enforcing state and local laws, educating the public about proper animal care, and rescuing sick or injured animals of all species. Work shifts include early mornings, days, nights, and some weekends, holidays, and on-call. Initial and continuing education will be provided in animal cruelty investigation, firearms, equine management, technical animal rescue, courtroom presentation, disaster response, and other related topics. Training our officers in the latest and most advanced procedures and techniques to carry out their duties of protecting the animals and citizens of Loudoun County is a top priority of the command staff. LCAS Animal Control Officers work as sworn, armed officers within the Department of Animal Services, which also includes the animal shelter, receiving 2,000 animals/year with a 93% live release rate.