Langley Animal Protection Society Animal Control Officer – Maternity Leave Position Full Time in Langley, BC

Langley Animal Protection Society

Branch Langley BC CA

Animal Control Officer – Maternity Leave Position
Langley, BC

Regular parks patrol, impounding and caring for dogs and large animals, handling injured and aggressive animals, and transporting animals for veterinary care…

Organization Overview:
The Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is a progressive registered non-profit charitable organization based at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Langley, BC. LAPS’ mandate is to improve the well being of companion animals in Langley. Annually, LAPS staff and volunteers care for more than 800 dogs, 400 cats and dozens of livestock animals. In addition to providing animal control services to the City and Township of Langley, LAPS offers a number of unique programs that benefit lost, stray, and unwanted dogs and cats. With a professional team of 16 full and part time staff and more than 200 active volunteers, LAPS is regarded as a leader in the field of humane animal care and control.

Position Title and Overview:
LAPS is currently recruiting for a 14-month full-time temporary Animal Control Officer position. This is a maternity leave coverage position. Under the supervision of the manager of Animal Control, the Animal Control Officer is responsible for field and administrative work to enforce the Animal Control Bylaws for the Township of Langley and the City of Langley. Langley Animal Control works in conjunction with LAPS (Langley Animal Protection Society) and is a non-profit organization.

Key Responsibilities:
Contribute to the success of our team and relevance to the community by delivering good customer service internally and externally and following guidelines, protocols and policies set out by LAPS. Working together as a team, accepting responsibilities, taking ownership, direction and striving to do better every day.

Receiving, prioritizing and investigating complaints regarding potential bylaw violations and following through with appropriate action. Understanding and being able to correctly interpret the bylaws. Conveying the appropriate information clearly and concisely, both orally and written. Issue tickets, orders, warrants. Preparing court documents, attending court and providing evidence.

Other responsibilities include: regular parks patrol, impounding and caring for dogs and large animals, handling injured and aggressive animals, and transporting animals for veterinary care and controlling animals receiving treatment.

Required Abilities, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Remaining professional in all circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to provide good customer service while delivering bylaw information, diffusing hostility effectively using conflict resolution skills
  • Strong communications skills, verbal & written
  • Meet the physical demands of the position including lifting/moving 75 lbs, being able to work in a crouched or bent position for periods of time working in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently while using sound judgement and initiative
  • Experience in capturing, handling and safe transportation of injured, aggressive or stray animals
  • Hold a humane attitude towards the care and treatment of animals
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to work along with other agencies including police, fire and other bylaws
  • Thorough knowledge of English, basic math and modern office practices & procedures
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to multi task animal control responsibilities and shelter tasks
  • Availability to work on call and flexibility with hours

Required Training, Education, and Experience:

  • Valid BC Divers Licence with a safe driving record
  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Animal Care/handling courses and/or demonstrated experience related to the work
  • Able to obtain and maintain RCMP security Clearance
  • Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills Certificate Program Level 1 (JIBC)


  • Animal Control Basic Training Certificate at Langara College


  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience

This position is based on an hourly wage up to $24 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. In addition, extended health and dental benefits are offered after 6 months of employment.

Application Process:
Please submit your resume by August 3, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $24.00 /hour

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Langley, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-26
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