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  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?
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
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.
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