Certificate IV in (Local) Government: Statutory Investigation and Enforcement or other acceptable qualifications.
An Animal Management Officer in their duties will be responsible for:
- collecting, impounding and caring for domestic animals
- disaster management (animal welfare)
- conducting dog patrols
- investigating animal attacks
- inspecting animal boarding houses
- maintaining a database of registered animals
- inspecting horse stables
- assessing applications for cat and dog registrations.
Conduct complaint investigation for the following issues:
- barking dogs
- dangerous or menacing dogs
- unregistered cats and dogs
- dogs wandering at large
- noise from roosters.
Provide the following services:
- educating the public on animal management matters
- helping to return lost and found animals.
Powers of an Authorised Officer
Authorised Officers have many powers under various state and local legislation. These powers are relevant to the investigation/legislation and may allow an Officer to:
- enter a place
- issue compliance notices
- seize particular dogs
- destroy seized regulated dogs
- ask a police officer for help in exercising particular powers
- require a person to state their full name and address and ask for verification
- take photographs, video, other images and audio
- request assistance from a competent person.