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Animal Control Officer, Haysville Police Department

The City of Haysville is a community of approximately 11,000 people located just south of Wichita in South Central Kansas.  We are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Animal Control Officer.  When fully staffed we have 26 sworn law enforcement officers, an Animal Control Officer, and six Records Clerk staff on three shifts.  We have multiple specialty assignments within the department including the DEA Task Force, K-9 Unit, Bike Patrol, School Resource Officer, and Community Policing.  We have an Investigations Section staffed by a Lieutenant, a Detective Sergeant, a certified Computer Forensic Analyst, and three detectives.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY: The Animal Control Officer starting pay is $13.75 per hour with a step increase to $14.16 per hour after the successful completion of a six month training period. Training, uniforms and equipment provided.


Under the supervision of a Police Supervisor, the Animal Control Officer is a non-exempt position

 under FLSA. THIS IS NOT A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION.  Responsible for answering incoming telephone calls, responding to complaints about animals, and investigating nuisance animal complaints.  You are required to reside within a 30 minute response time to the Haysville Police Department. You must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of employment with the City.




  • Picks up stray, injured, or deceased animals;

  • Locates and impounds animals believed to have bitten humans or other animals;

  • Drives animal control vehicle looking for animal violations;

  •  Issues summons for violations;

  •  Prepares and submits evidence in court supporting summons issued;

  •  Maintains animal shelter and equipment;

  •  Responds to Police Officer's radio calls;

  •  Contacts appropriate agencies for emergencies;

  •  Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the general public;

  •  Investigates cases of cruelty to animals;

  •  Maintains files and records of animals;

  •  Investigates complaints of animal nuisances;

  •  Follows department policies and procedures;

  •  Follows safety procedures and practices.



  • Assists Police Officers with traffic control;

  •  Checks defective equipment summons for repairs;

  •  Advises public of severe weather;

  •  Assists other city departments;

  •  Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Haysville Police Department Disqualification List


During the Haysville Police Department application process your background will be closely examined.  Review the following background disqualifiers prior to filling out the Haysville Police Department background investigation packet.  If you think any of these apply to you and you have questions, please call the Investigations Section Lieutenant or Sergeant at the Haysville Police Department (316) 529-5912 for clarification or for more information.


  • Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74-5605.  Please visit the State site for full review.

  • Must satisfy all requirements set forth by the City of Haysville.

  • If military service has been rendered, your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.

  • Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful.  Elimination will also occur if an applicant has not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process.

  • No convictions of any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, drugs, or weapons charges in the past five (5) years.

  • Must not have used, bought, or possessed marijuana in the past three (3) years.

  • Must not have used, bought, or possessed illegal or non-prescribed steroids in the past three years.

  • Must not have EVER used any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, hashish, mushrooms, opium, methamphetamine, etc.

  • No convictions or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats, during the past five (5) years.

  • Has not been convicted, does not have an expunged conviction, and has not been placed on diversion by any state or the federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice, when such misdemeanor crime of domestic violence was committed on or after the effective date of this act.

  • No convictions or involvement in misdemeanor property crimes within the past three (3) years.

  • May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past three (3) years.  Serious traffic violations include, but are not limited to, DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer.

  • May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or been diverted on no more than two moving traffic violations within the past year.

  • No convictions, diversions, expungements, or involvement of any felony crime including juvenile offenses EVER.

  • Must not be currently charged with, or under indictment for, any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.

  • As an adult or juvenile must not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty to include, but not limited to, theft, insufficient funds, fraud, false police reports etc. EVER.

  • If you have previous law enforcement experience, YOU CANNOT HAVE a sustained violation of dishonesty to include, but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, or courtroom testimony/credibility.



If interested in applying please email Lt. Kevin Sexton at ksexton@haysville-ks.com indicating your desire to apply for the Animal Control Position.  This is a non-commissioned position than is supervised and managed by our Patrol Section Commander.  An application will be emailed to you upon receipt of your notification of interest. 

CLOSING DATE:  06/01/2018