Animal Control Field Supervisor

JOB CODE: 2180


SALARY RANGE: $32,215 - $54,842

Animal Control and Rescue Center

Under the general direction of the Animal Control Operations Manager, performs responsible supervisory work in the enforcement of the East Baton Rouge Parish ordinances relating to the control of animals. The incumbent of this class must possess strong public relations skills in order to negotiate neighborhood disputes and other discordant situations. Direct field supervision is exercised over subordinate Humane Enforcement or Animal Control Officers. Performs other work as requested.

Supervises and monitors the work of subordinate Humane Enforcement or Animal Control Officers; assists officers as needed. Directs all training activities for Humane Enforcement and Animal Control Officers. Supervises and assists in the capture of unlicensed, stray, uncontrollable domestic animals, livestock, exotics and wildlife; also supervises the capture and quarantine of animals under rabies observation. Enforces the City-Parish animal control ordinance and State cruelty law and dog fighting law; issues misdemeanor summonses to owners in violation of the ordinance; performs work in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies. Conducts special investigations involving dog fighting, cock fighting and cruelty cases; testifies in court regarding these violations. Negotiates neighborhood disputes and resolves citizen complaints regarding animal related issues; educates and counsels citizens in field situations. Assists the Humane Enforcement and Animal Control Officers on emergency standby calls as needed.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations. Knowledge of law enforcement and the pertinent laws, regulations and City-Parish ordinances as they apply to the control of animals. Knowledge of the techniques used in capturing domestic animals, livestock, wildlife and exotics. Knowledge of the general operating methods and practices of other City-Parish enforcement agencies. Knowledge of City-Parish geography (main highways, streets and landmarks). Ability to deal firmly, tactfully and impartially with people contacted in the course of work. Ability to gain the confidence of and establish effective working relationships with other employees, affiliated departments and the general public. Ability to plan, organize, assign and supervise the work of subordinate Animal Control officers. Ability to train Humane Enforcement and Animal Control Officers in proper departmental operations and procedures. Ability to accurately prepare and maintain written records and reports. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and five years of experience in a law enforcement position or in a position working with domestic animals, livestock or wildlife, including one year of supervisory experience.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification. Ability to obtain the following certifications: chemical immobilization; CAET (certified animal euthanasia); and Cruelty Investigator. Ability to obtain a law enforcement commission from the Director of the Animal Control Center as amended in Title 14, Section 111 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.