Animal Control Officer-Jr. Health Officer

Animal Control Officer-Jr. Health Officer

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City of Watertown

The City of Watertown MA seeks ACO/Jr. Health Officer who is responsible for the enforcement of state laws, sanitary code regulations and local ordinances/regulations pertaining to health codes, animal control and vector control matters and all other related work as required.  Investigates all complaints concerning animals and vector control issues.  Attends hearings as needed and patrols the town to promote compliance with pertinent animal statues, regulations and ordinances.  Acts as an Inspector of Animals, impounds and/or quarantines dogs and cats.  Educates the public.  Includes investigating nuisance complaints, performing low risk food inspections, monthly swimming pool inspections and assisting on housing and hazardous material inspections.  Works in the field much of the time and works under the direct supervision of the Chief Environmental Health Officer. Required Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in animal science, biology, or relevant field.  Licensed as a pest control operator and Inspector of Animals preferred.  One to three years of municipal experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

SALARY RANGE:       Expected hiring range $57,870-61,406 annually DQE, plus excellent benefits

TO APPLY:    A City of Watertown application form is available at under Employment Opportunities. A City application form along with a resume and cover letter is accepted by email;, fax 1-617-923-8195 or by mail to the Personnel Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:            Recruitment Open Until Filled                          

   AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER                                                 


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