Top 15 Animal Control Workers Interview Questions
1. Have you personally cared for any pets?
List of Animal Control Workers Interview Questions
  1. Have you personally cared for any pets?
  2. Why do you want to work for Animal Control?
  3. Being an animal control worker can be very stressful. How do you handle high pressure situations?
  4. What challenges are you looking for in a position?
  5. Do you have long term career goals in animal welfare?
  6. What experiences do you have with animals? What about exotic animals?
  7. Give me an example of a recent idea you've had and successfully implemented.
  8. Do you love animals?
  9. Why is animal control important to you?
  10. As an animal control worker you may be asked to work evenings, weekends, holidays or overtime. Are you okay with that? Do you have any restrictions on your availability?
  11. Being an animal control worker can be physically demanding. Are you able to be on your feet for many hours at a time? How do you feel about heavy lifting?
  12. As an animal control worker, it is important to document properly. Are you strong in the area of proper documentation?
  13. 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 make an impact.
  14. Are you familiar with the shelter options available in our community?
  15. Have you ever given a presentation to a group of people? From time to time, our organization is asked to speak at schools to groups of children. Would this interest you?
  16. Have you ever trained anyone in animal control?
  17. If you could receive training in any area related to animal control, what would you choose?
  18. Tell me about any on-the-job training you've received.
  19. Do you have any experience with wildlife?
  20. Do you have any animal related volunteer experience?
  21. Do you have any post secondary education?
  22. What do you know about pet laws and licensing in our community?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Animal Control Workers Information
April 7th, 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.
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