After Hours Animal Control Officer (Casuals)

We are looking for new team members to join the team to cover the After Hours service. If you are a confident communicator with experience in handling animals and stock we would like to hear from you.

Hastings District Council’s Animal Control team work across our diverse communities to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals, and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership.  We have a strong focus on education and quality customer service. The After Hours service runs from 5pm to 8am, Monday to Friday and also covers Weekends and Public Holidays.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to relate to a broad range of people so you must be able to confidently manage relationships, conflicts and disputes, have an affinity with a range of animals, be calm under pressure and be resolution focused.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Responding to public complaints about dog and stock control; dealing promptly and accurately with customer requests for services including managing aggressive and/or barking dogs, dog attacks, wandering dogs and stock issues. 

  • Providing high quality information and advice to customers.

  • Working within the Dog Control Act 1996, Council’s Dog Control Bylaws 2016 and to administer the provisions of the Stock Impounding Act 1955, and HDC policy and procedures to ensure compliance and public safety


What you will bring:

  • Demonstrated capability to deal with aggressive dogs and other animals. Confidence in handling dogs and stock.

  • Ability to work autonomously and think on your feet and resolve situations when they arise

  • A full clean NZ driving licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle


For further information regarding this role and to register and apply visit

Applications close: 24 June 2018


Job no: EBAK839144

Location: Hastings

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018