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Animal Control Officer Vacancy

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Waitsfield Selectboard is seeking candidates interested in serving as Animal Control Officer for the Town of Waitsfield. An annual stipend is provided. Interested persons should submit a letter to the Waitsfield Selectboard at 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673. For more information about the position of Animal Control Officer, including duties and compensation, please visit, or contact Select Board Chair Christine Sullivan at 496-9647.

The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is appointed each year by the Selectboard for a 1-year term to administer and enforce Waitsfield’s Dog Ordinance (PDF)​​​​​​​ (adopted May 2020). The ACO responds to citizen complaints, handles animals in a humane and responsible manner, and deals tactfully but firmly with animal owners. Independent judgment is expected, guided by the Selectboard’s instructions and applicable state statutes. In certain instances, the Selectboard will hold a hearing to consider alleged violations of the Dog Ordinance and work with the ACO to execute any final orders or determinations. The ACO receives an annual stipend of $775.00.