Animal Jobs in Clarence

Clarence Valley Council

Animal Control Officer

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can grow and develop while having the benefit of living in an idyllic North Coast location? Here at Clarence Valley Council, we strive to be a progressive employer that offers a rewarding and flexible work environment. Our vision is to create a community full of opportunity and our workforce is where we start to achieve our community aspirations.

Located in the Northern Rivers of NSW, we cover 10,441 square kilometres with the three major community hubs of Grafton, Yamba and Maclean. We are one of the biggest employers in the Valley and can offer you a rewarding career and a new lifestyle. Our goal is to be the employer of choice in the Valley, creating opportunities for those who live here already and for those who want to move here.

We are in an exciting period of transformation with a focus on employee engagement, satisfaction and delivering exceptional services and facilities for the community.

So come and join the team while enjoying all that Clarence Valley has to offer you and your family.



Learn more about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know…

  • temporary full time for a period of 6 months -76 hours per fortnight
  • the package: $60,165 – $71,747 plus superannuation, per annum
  • location – South Grafton
  • 9 day fortnight

About the role

Do you have a passion for the welfare of companion animals and re-uniting separated animals with their owner/s or finding animals a new forever home? Clarence Valley Council has an opportunity for this key role to ensure all aspects of the daily operation of Council’s animal shelter/pound, as well as Council’s companion animal management obligations, satisfies legislative and animal husbandry requirements. This includes record keeping, cleaning, feeding, exercising, customer relations, community education, liaison with vets and rehoming organisations, animal assessments, undertaking compliance and even attending Court on a needs basis. If you believe you can be successful in this role then we wan to hear from you.

Other important information

This position is located at Council’s Clarence Valley Animal Shelter, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council’s website
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website.

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.



Council is an EEO employer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

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