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Codes Enforcement Officer - Animal Control

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Dorchester County, South Carolina Saint George , SC 29477

Posted 4 months ago

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The purpose of the class is to enforce County ordinances governing the care and keeping of domestic animals and livestock in an effort to maintain public safety and welfare, to prepare and maintain all required documentation, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.


Patrols County areas to identify violations of building, animal, litter, nuisance, noise control and/or unsafe housing codes and ordinances.

Investigates complaints of dogs, cats or other animals creating nuisances and takes appropriate action.

Investigates reports of animal abuse; files charges as appropriate; prepares cases for prosecution and provides court testimony.

Responds to calls regarding stray, vicious and/or diseased animals; responds to calls regarding animal bites; performs preliminary investigations.

Receives and investigates complaints regarding stray and aggressive animals, controlling the volatile situation by interpreting animal behaviors and reactions.

Captures and transports stray, sick, injured or potentially rabid animals to appropriate animal shelter for processing, care and treatment, and quarantine as necessary.

Assists law enforcement personnel in situations involving animals as requested.

Issues warnings and citations for violations of County ordinances governing the care and keeping of animals; and prosecute cases in court.

Assists in the euthanasia of animals as necessary.

Collects and records various fees and fines.

Perform other duties as appropriate.

All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County. When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency.



Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent.


Must possess a valid state driver's license.

May be required to possess or be able to obtain euthanasia certification within one year of hire date.


Requires over one year and up to and including two years.

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Codes Enforcement Officer - Animal Control

Expired Job

Dorchester County, South Carolina