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Animal Investigations Officer

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

Job Description

Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years of experience as an animal services officer. Must provide means of being contacted by phone. A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. As a condition of employment, incumbents must meet all Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) requirements/prerequisites to handle controlled substances and be a certified Animal Control Officer through the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) at time of employment. In addition they must pass the Euthanasia Technician Certification Course through FACA and become a Florida Notary Public within six (6) months of date of hire. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background investigation are required prior to employment.

Position Summary:

This is specialized enforcement and investigative work for Alachua County Animal Services.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification investigates animal cruelty and neglect charges and performs related duties to promote compliance with Alachua County ordinances regulating animal treatment.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the results obtained.


This is a full time job.

Contact Information

Jonathan Flynt
EO Analyst
Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Gainesville, FL

Closing Date: March 22, 2019