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Humane Law Enforcement Officer

Position Overview:

The Humane Law Enforcement Officer patrols the city and county, enforces animal ordinances, responds to calls for injured, trapped, vicious or stray animals, interfaces with the public to solve animal problems, and educate regarding ordinances. Must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma, submit to a background check, and be eligible for Kentucky State Euthanasia Specialist Certification. Must maintain strict confidentiality. Requires a strong commitment to the mission and purpose of JCACC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enforce ordinances
  • Respond in a timely and pro-active manner to calls for injured, trapped, vicious, or stray animals
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership through education
    Makes decisions regarding euthanasia in compliance with SOP
  • Performs euthanasia as necessary in accordance with all laws and regulations
  • Humanely and respectfully disposes of euthanized animals



  • Paperwork and record-keeping
  • Citation Logs
  • Documentation of cases and the handling of each
  • Dispatch and phone answering
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Current laws and ordinances
  • Word, Excel, and other applicable software

Animal Control Enforcement:

  • Enforce Jessamine County, Nicholasville, & Wilmore leash laws
  • Pick up sick or injured animals, stays or transports them in a humane and safe manner
  • Preliminary investigations for cruelty cases
  • Appear in District Court as needed
  • Process incoming animals
  • Customer service function – interface with the public regarding animal issues
  • Issues courtesy warnings or citations
  • Present cases before the courts on animal issues
  • Answer calls pertaining to animal control
  • Notify owners of impounded animals


  • Contribute to the monitoring of the needs of Jessamine County animals for potential needs
  • Frequently interaction with other departments
  • Perform other duties as requested
  • Be a positive representative of Jessamine County Animal Care and Control and the county


  • Committed to Jessamine County Animal Care and Control and its values; an understanding of our objectives; organization, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of paid and volunteer staff
  • Strong communication skills, including a diplomatic presentation and the strength of will to handle difficult situations
  • Works in a team environment
  • Self-motivates and works independently in a timely fashion
  • Handles difficult situations
  • Multitasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Assimilates incoming information and immediately prioritizes
  • Evaluates situations and determines correct level of response
  • Makes decisions quickly and accurately
  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure the humane treatment of animals
  • Communicates respectfully with all levels of the organization
  • Handles all types of animals, large and small
  • Assess animal sex, age, and breed type
  • Lifts animals, sometimes weighing in excess of 85lbs
  • Handles vicious, sick, and dangerous animals
  • Handles constant mental pressure of life and death decision-making
  • Maintains flexibility and assists with what is needed for the betterment of the organization

Time Commitment: Full Time

Supervises: None

Reports To: Chief of Humane Law Enforcement Officers

This position requires the lifting and handling of multiple animals sometimes in excess of 85lbs.

This is not necessarily a complete list of responsibilities, skills, duties, and requirements associated with this job. While this is meant to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job to meet company needs.


Employment Application

101 N. Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356

An Equal Opportunity Employer