Animal Compliance Officers

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Permanent/full time opportunities 
  • Public safety and collaborative focused
  • Highly rewarding

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
You will work within the Dog Control Act 1996 and Council policies and procedures to respond to public complaints about dog and stock control; customer requests for services including managing aggressive and/or barking dogs, dog attacks, wandering dogs, stock issues; and providing requirements for proactive patrolling and assistance with prosecutions.
You will work in the community, often flying solo, tackling tasks with the support of a large team. You will also assist in prosecutions and intelligence lead proactive patrols. 
We have multiple vacancies. These roles are variable 24/7 morning and evening roster with on-call work. Areas of these roles are East Auckland, South Auckland, and Central.  Office is based in Manukau.
He kōrero mōu: About you
We need a conscientious person like you to ensure public safety and compliance.  The key to your success is a prompt response to calls for assistance and providing exceptional service.
This role suits individuals with public-facing compliance backgrounds, who demonstrate strong customer service and conflict management skills, a calm approach to resolving situations, and dealing with aggressive dogs and other animals. 
A current, full clean NZ driver’s licence is required. 
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You will help us make dogs a positive part of Auckland life.  We work across Auckland’s diverse communities to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership.
Our diverse Regulatory Services business offers opportunities to move both sideways and upwards.  You will also have access to our fantastic benefits scheme, including subsidised Leisure Centre membership, an annual zoo pass, and a range of partnership discounts.


Check out our benefits. Salary range of this role is between $72,000 and $74,000 per annum plus shift and on-call allowances.
If you are passionate about working in communities to drive safety and positive behaviours, please apply today!
Watch how Animal Management Officers contribute to our Auckland community:

Please note that the official title for this role is Animal Management Officer.  Copy & paste the following link into your web browser to view the position description: and if you have questions, contact Maria Dio at
Applications close Friday 29 September 2023.  


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This role is deemed safety-sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  
Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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