Animal Services Field Officer Supervisor- Non-merit

Baltimore County
39 per week $34 - $42 Per hour MD University of Maryland Urgent Care - Rotunda (Formerly ChoiceOne), 711 W 40th St suite 173, Baltimore, MD 21211, United States


Regular Schedule: 39 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Animal Services Division, Bureau of Animal Services, Communicable Disease and Environmental Health, Department of Health and Human Services. 

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, the Animal Services Field Officer Supervisor supervises the activities of the Animal Services Field Division, directs the enforcement of animal control laws, the operation of animal shelter facilities, and the development of community outreach programs.

  • Assists in planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the activities of the enforcement, investigation, control, inspection, and general administration sections of the Animal Services Field Division.
  • Supervises Animal Services Field Officers in investigating complaints, inspecting facilities, and enforcing laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal control.
  • Supervises the Field Division's call taking, dispatch and clerical staff.
  • Supervises the Rabies Investigation Field Officer and offers assistance as needed with recommendations and/or complex cases.
  • Establishes and monitors daily work schedules and prioritizes assignments.
  • Assigns and reviews casework performed by Field Officers. 
  • Provides assistance and field support to staff.
  • Supervises the issuance of violation citations.
  • Coordinates with Baltimore County Police Department and the States Attorney's office for assistance with criminal animal cruelty cases.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Either represents or appoints a designee of the Animal Services Field Division at citation appeal hearings before the Animal Hearing Board, Board of Appeals, and District Court.
  • Assists in the development and administration of community relations programs, including the coordination of special projects of the Citizen Outreach and Animal Education programs.
  • Attends community meetings and speaks before citizen and community organizations on behalf of the Animal Services Division.
  • Assists in the preparation of progress and activity reports for use by the Director's office and coordinates the data collection activities of the division.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Imposes and monitors public health quarantines or designates an appropriate individual to do so.
  • Assists in reviewing and planning of division budget.
  • Reviews permit applications for wild and exotic animals.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent


Four years' experience in animal care, investigation and enforcement, two years of which were in a lead worker or supervisory capacity. 

Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().
Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Animal Services Field Officer Supervisor (Field Manager)  - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Examination Procedure
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.   Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.   

Must obtain certification by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners in the performance of euthanasia within one year of employment.

Works on a rotating schedule which includes weekends and holidays.

Subject to call to duty.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is primarily sedentary but may entail the performance of physical
 labor including bending, stooping, lifting and carrying animals, and the operation of vehicles and equipment.  

Work requires exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as rabid animals, adverse weather, traffic and cleaning supplies.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

May be required to complete an expanded background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological examination.