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ID
1-509-1333
Name
Animal Control/Humane Officer
Status
Published
Updated
11/14/2019 9:48:17 AM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Animal Control/Humane Officer maintains public safety by enforcing animal-related laws and providing safe and humane capture and containment of animals in one or more of the following competency areas: 1. Companion animals, including pets, service animals, and assistance animals 2. Livestock, including food or fiber animals and domesticated equine species 3. Wildlife animals, captive wildlife, and zoo animals 4. Laboratory animals
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Animal Search and Rescue Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Animal Control/Humane Officer: 1. Provides case management of animals involved in human bite cases 2. Provides safe and humane capture and containment of stray, abandoned, unattended, diseased, or injured animals 3. Assists with emergency euthanasia, as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) authorizes 4. Ensures safety precautions for the public and animals when working in potentially dangerous situations with unfamiliar and unpredictable animals
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) certification training or equivalent formal training
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of experience as an animal control officer, commensurate with the mission
Physical/Medical Fitness1. PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks. 2. NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Routinely provides animal control services commensurate with the mission
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1NACA certification or equivalent animal control certification
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies competency areas necessary based on the animal population the position will serve
Requestor specifies specialty skills or certifications necessary, such as euthanasia or chemical capture
Requestor specifies whether Animal Control/Humane Officer should bring animal control vehicle and specialized equipment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) Guidelines