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Top 30 Animal Control Workers Interview Questions
Question 1 of 33
Have you ever had pets in your personal care?
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List of Animal Control Workers Interview Questions
  1. Have you ever had pets in your personal care?
  2. Why do you want a job in Animal Control?
  3. Being an Animal Control worker is often stressful. How do you handle high pressure situations?
  4. What are your long term career goals in Animal Control?
  5. Do you have any experience with exotic animals, or wildlife?
  6. In your opinion, why is Animal Control an important profession?
  7. Tell me about a time at work when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?
  8. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
  9. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
  10. Animal Control requires a great deal of patience most days. Do you consider yourself a patient person?
  11. Considering your background is in a focus different than Animal Control, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position?
  12. What is the one thing you would change about this career path if you could?
  13. How can we motivate you on the job?
  14. Tell me about your leadership qualities.
  15. What are your salary expectations?
  16. Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?
  17. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  18. Why did you choose this profession?
  19. Animal Control workers should have strong communication skills. How would you describe your written communication skills?
  20. How would you describe your work ethic?
  21. Tell me about your animal related volunteer experience.
  22. Do you have any education or on the job training related to Animal Control?
  23. As an experienced Animal Control worker, if you could receive additional training in any related area, what would you choose?
  24. From time to time, our organization is asked to speak at schools, to groups of children. Would this interest you?
  25. As an Animal Control worker you may be asked to work a variety of shifts. Do you have any restrictions on your availability?
  26. Being an animal control worker is a physically demanding career. Are you able to be on your feet for many hours at a time? How do you feel about heavy lifting?
  27. As an animal control worker, it is important to always document properly. Do you have strong documentation skills?
  28. How would you handle an individual who was hysterical over a missing pet? Tell me how you would calm that person down enough to gather the information you need to do your job.
  29. How familiar are you with the shelter options in our community?
  30. Laws surrounding pet licensing can differ in each community. What do you know about pet laws and licensing in our community?
  31. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
  32. Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
  33. Why did you leave your last job?
Authors:
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Rachelle Enns
Recruiter
 
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
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Animal Control Workers Information
August 17th, 2017

Animal control workers are responsible for the care and investigation of all types of animals, from pets to wildlife. They conduct investigations into reports of animal mistreatment, monitor animals that are abandoned or lost and quarantine those that are reported to be dangerous. Animal control workers may work in shelters and respond to service calls. They help owners looking for their lost pets, organize some type of shelter for abandoned pets and investigate complaints of animal cruelty or attack by an animal.
A high school diploma is the minimum qualifation required to become an animal control worker. Certification from National Animal Control Association is not necessary but it is certainly useful. Most employers will provide on the job trainer so you can learn the practical aspects of the job. You must really care for animals if you want to pursue a career as an animal control workers. To know what questions to expect at the interview, take some time to read through mock interview questions for animal control workers.
Animal Control Workers User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 33
Have you ever had pets in your personal care?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have one dog sees a blue tick coon hound pointer mix stubborn at times but she part of the family .
2.
I currently have 1 female cat that just had kittens.
3.
Passions of animals and over pop.
4.
I have two horses, 2 cats and had a german sherperd passed recently.
5.
I have two dogs both who are from SAPA which I worked for. I also have a dog which I found in the neighborhood and am caring for while I find a home for her. She is actually in your diversion program so hopefully she will find her forever home soon.
Question 2 of 33
Why do you want a job in Animal Control?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am passionate about returning to a field I enjoy most and one I miss greatly. Working for such a great organization would be extermely rewarding. I am eager to work at a more physically active job.
2.
TO be a advocate for animals.
3.
I have always had dogs and cats. I have also cared for a corn snake, hedgehog and sugar glider.
4.
All animals have a right to li.
5.
To futher my career in the animal field to help animals an people alike.
Question 3 of 33
Being an Animal Control worker is often stressful. How do you handle high pressure situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I am in a high pressure situation I tend to let the other person tell me what they need to and then say my part.
2.
I try to work through them and not get upset.
3.
First I take a deep breath, clear my mind then assess what I have to do.
4.
It depends on the situation sometimes you have to react quickly other times you have to think before acting.
5.
I look at the end result I wish to accomplish, take a deep breath and break the task into smaller doable tasks. If someone is upset and I am interacting with them I take a deep breath and try and look at the situation from their point of view. That gives me a new perspective which helps me stay calm and do what I need to do to resolve the situation.
Question 4 of 33
What are your long term career goals in Animal Control?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It's what I can see myself doing until retirement. Maybe at some point being a supervisor.
2.
Yes, I want to work with animals for the rest of my life.
3.
I would like to grow with this company. I am looking to finish my degree and continue to work here at whatever capacity helps the both of us.
4.
I am expecting to work for at least a year, preferably several years.
5.
I'm looking for long term employment.
Question 5 of 33
Do you have any experience with exotic animals, or wildlife?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have been a vet technician for 26 years, been a manager of a veterinary clinic, was active in raising livestock in 4H for 10 years, and had my own horses.
2.
My current position lets me work with all types of animals as small as rats to big as horses ,I have worked with some exotic animals not many.
3.
Living on a farm I had to experince with red foxes, snakes, all kinds of spiders, wild hogs and raccoons.
4.
I have experience with all kinds of animals, both house hold pets to farm animals to reptiles.
5.
I have a lot of experience with animals of all sorts from dogs and cats to turtle and birds.
Question 6 of 33
In your opinion, why is Animal Control an important profession?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Animals are a constant in every day life, whether for pleasure or food and all life should be treated with respect.
2.
It's important to me because, there has to be some kind of law enforcement to protect the animals welfare.
3.
Because I want to make whatever difference I can to help all animals be safe and taken care of.
4.
Animal control is the police for animals. We fight for animals rights and fair treatment.
5.
Many reasons. I feel the more animals we can get off the streets and get medical care the less strays will be on the streets fearful and not knowing a loving home. If an animal is fearful they are more likely to hurt someone. I also think animal control is important to show the community the way to treat animals especially to children.
Question 7 of 33
Tell me about a time at work when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?
Question 8 of 33
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
Question 9 of 33
How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
Question 10 of 33
Animal Control requires a great deal of patience most days. Do you consider yourself a patient person?
Question 11 of 33
Considering your background is in a focus different than Animal Control, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position?
Question 12 of 33
What is the one thing you would change about this career path if you could?
Question 13 of 33
How can we motivate you on the job?
Question 14 of 33
Tell me about your leadership qualities.
Question 15 of 33
What are your salary expectations?
Question 16 of 33
Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?
Question 17 of 33
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
Question 18 of 33
Why did you choose this profession?
Question 19 of 33
Animal Control workers should have strong communication skills. How would you describe your written communication skills?
Question 20 of 33
How would you describe your work ethic?
Question 21 of 33
Tell me about your animal related volunteer experience.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I volunteered at a shelter years ago and at a petstire.
2.
Santa Ana ZOO, santa barbara zoo, la zoo, denver animal shelter, Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
3.
Yes I have over twenty years of volunteer experience in animal rescue as well as at the San Antonio state school which I believe taught me a lot about patience and dealing with the public in different situations.
Question 22 of 33
Do you have any education or on the job training related to Animal Control?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Have not had any as far as animal control.
2.
At HSPPR I was in academy for almost 3 months.
3.
I started my last career in marketing and was trained each step as I moved up to CEO
Question 23 of 33
As an experienced Animal Control worker, if you could receive additional training in any related area, what would you choose?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have not been trained on how to euthanize an animal you can not touch.
2.
I believe animal behavior is something I can never learn enough of this is the key to successful rescues as well as finding proper placement after the animal is rescued so although I feel there are several areas that are important this is one I am most interested in further studies.
Question 24 of 33
From time to time, our organization is asked to speak at schools, to groups of children. Would this interest you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I do not have a problem doing presentations.
2.
I enjoy teaching very much and have been fortunate enough to do several presentations in front of large groups in my past employment so I feel I would be an asset in this area.
Question 25 of 33
As an Animal Control worker you may be asked to work a variety of shifts. Do you have any restrictions on your availability?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am available whenever I am needed as I know the animals suffering should not be prolonged due to my schedule.
Question 26 of 33
Being an animal control worker is a physically demanding career. Are you able to be on your feet for many hours at a time? How do you feel about heavy lifting?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am use to working jobs that I am on my feet all day and I have had to pick up heavy loads.
2.
I believe I'm physically and mentally capable of long hours and lifting as needed growing up on a farm I'm no stranger to hard work.
Question 27 of 33
As an animal control worker, it is important to always document properly. Do you have strong documentation skills?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I am. I have had to document everything as a manager and also as a veterinary technician.
2.
Yes I completed level 1 and 2 of NACA and also completed training academy through HSPPR
3.
My work experience taught me a thought process of "if it isn't written down it didn't happen" after almost ten years of this daily mentality I believe I'm exceptional at documentation.
Question 28 of 33
How would you handle an individual who was hysterical over a missing pet? Tell me how you would calm that person down enough to gather the information you need to do your job.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would tell that person they need to calm down please so that I can get all of the information out as fast as possible. Every minute counts.
2.
I would let them know that I understand they are upset and If I can get their information and their pets info we can start looking for their beloved pet.
3.
First people need to know that they have been heard and their concern and pain is validated I would explain that I understand their fear and tell them we are a team I would let them vent their fear and frustration before laying out a plan for finding the animal.
Question 29 of 33
How familiar are you with the shelter options in our community?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes having worked on rescue I've been fortunate to work with most local shelters and their rescue counterparts.
Question 30 of 33
Laws surrounding pet licensing can differ in each community. What do you know about pet laws and licensing in our community?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Licensing is required in your community along with DAL, Barking dog, animal cruelty, Dangerous animal.
2.
I am aware of the licensing laws as well as the number of pets allowed and rules regarding breeding ect.
Question 31 of 33
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
Question 32 of 33
Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
Question 33 of 33
Why did you leave your last job?
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