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Jefferson County, West Virginia 

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Animal Control Supervisor and/or Officer.  It is important that you realize when applying for this position you are not necessarily being considered for the Supervisor position.  Please clarify on your application if you are willing to be considered for both positions or ONLY the Animal Control Supervisor or Animal Control Officer position. 

Animal Control Officers (ACOs) are responsible for responding to complaints of animal cruelty; taking possession of and providing care to abandoned/lost animals; cleaning kennels for animals taken to the Animal Control Facility; and a variety of other tasks related to the capture and care of animals.  This position also requires that the successful candidate be able to perform administrative office duties such as greeting customers, answering phones and receiving inquiries.  The position also responds with and assists Law Enforcement Officers.  Persons selected as ACOs will be approved as Humane Officers.  ACOs are required to work various shifts that may include evenings, weekends and holidays.  

If chosen for the supervisory position, you would be required to act as an Animal Control Officer, while also managing a staff of four other ACOs, helping to prepare and manage the budget, and being the primary liaison from the ACO office to the Sheriff’s Office.  As the supervisor, you would work with the Sheriff and other members of the Sheriff’s Office staff to ensure that the mission of the Animal Control Office is being met as well as the needs of the ACOs. 

At a minimum, a qualified applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid driver’s license; able to lift 50 lbs; have superb written and oral communication skills; excellent customer service skills; able to work a flexible schedule; and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Candidates with previous animal care and control, law enforcement and/or professional investigation experience are preferred.

Proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook is required.

Applications are available by visiting the Employment Opportunities link on our website at www.jcsdwv.com or at our office located at: 102 Industrial Blvd, Kearneysville, WV  25430. 

The deadline for submitting your application is Thursday, July 6th at 4:00 pm.