Bristol - Animal Control Officer (Part-Time)

Job Overview

Department Bristol Police Department
Part Time
Job TitleAnimal Control Officer (Part-Time)
Salary$18 - $20 per hour
Deadline Jan 31, 2025 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Bristol, RI
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Bristol Police Department, RI Police Jobs


Part-Time Animal Control Officer

PAY $18 - $20 per hour

New Hires will have an opportunity to work road details. Regular rate $56.00 hr Monday-Friday 7AM-3PM-Special Detail Rate $76.00 hr Weekends, Holiday after 3PM

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking a Part-Time Animal Control Officer. Experience preferred but not required. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must be willing and available to work various shifts and hours. Saturdays, Holidays, On-call to cover shifts if needed, and town events. Eight (8) hours a week (16 bi-weekly) plus alternating holidays. Additional hours are optional.
  • Motor Skills: Must be able to operate a personal computer and/or most other office equipment, typing and/or word processing, filing, moving objects, and sorting papers.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Skill: Written and oral communication skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Physical Requirements: Must also be able to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance, and reach with hands and arms. May be required to lift/move up to 100 pounds or more.



  • The Assistant Animal Control Officer is responsible for the enforcement of State and local By-laws regarding animal control in the Town of Bristol.
  • This position functions as a part of the overall Animal Control team to ensure effective and efficient operations and the well-being of animals in the care, custody, and control of the Town.
  • Respond to injured domestic animal reports, remove deceased and injured animals, and/or transport animals to a veterinary clinic for treatment, as needed.
  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, and public areas, following proper disease control protocol to ensure a sterile environment.
  • Respond to calls regarding injured animals and nuisance wildlife.
  • Follow violations of law through the court process, when necessary.
  • Answer phone calls; maintain a daily log of activities, records of animals cared for and vetted, and all other related records and reports during impoundment.
  • Manage and care for all animals impounded at the shelter or under our care which includes, but is not limited to, feral cats, dangerous dogs, and or other animals.



An application can be obtained at Applications must be completed no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, June 21, 2024. The application fee will be refunded upon hiring.  


The Town of Bristol is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.         

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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