Looking for a career change which better reflects your passion? Have you ever thought about working to improve and save the lives of companion animals who are suffering in Atlanta? Take this opportunity to check us out now! LifeLine Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services currently has the following job openings:

All candidates must pass a background check and drug screening.

Adoptions Coordinator

Reports to: Adoptions Supervisor

Responsible for counseling the public about potential pets for adoption; reviewing adoption applications submitted by the public based on written guidelines; receiving adoption fees and updating the software system with information necessary to complete the adoption. Also responsible for tasks which help to increase the number of adoptions such as photo taking and social media posts and other tasks as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer emails and phone calls from the public regarding pets for adoption in a prompt, professional and informative manner.
  • Provide information to potential adopters about house-training methods, the need for puppy/kitten follow up shots/yearly veterinary care/heartworm prevention and other pet related information.
  • Answer questions from the public about pets for adoption including the behavior of specific breeds, dog and cat behavior, pet care, whether a specific pet would be good with children or other dogs and other pertinent information.
  • Review adoption applications submitted by the public to determine if the applicant meets written adoption guidelines. Approve or deny the application for adoption in a professional manner. Ask questions of the applicant if necessary to clarify information on the written adoption application.
  • Write the clinic transfer paperwork for animals that have been adopted to ensure they are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm or combo tested, etc.
  • Properly input all information necessary for the adoption into the software system. Must print out all necessary paperwork for the adoption and must have the adopter sign the adoption contract and any dismissal instructions.
  • Handle adoption fees and perform cash box closing for the adoption cash box.
  • Call adopters to inform them when their adopted pet is ready for pickup.
  •  Perform tasks to increase the number of adoptions including taking pictures and videos of pets for adoption and posting on Facebook and in the animal management software.
  • May be required to assist with owner surrender counseling, rescue groups and cleaning when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must promote LifeLine Animal Project’s policies and philosophies.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Extensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior, training and of animal breed recognition is also required
  • Knowledge in animal health and well-being to include nutrition needs, resources for information, knowledge of common animal diseases
  • Ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes. Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses and injuries. Ability to recognize common animal behavior.
  • Demonstrated personal communication knowledge to include effective phone skills, effective interviewing techniques, public speaking and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma.
  • 1+ years experience in animal related field.
  • Must pass general knowledge test and animal knowledge test.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Animal Care Attendant

Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets, and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia, and other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Previous animal related employment experience required. Examples of previous experience include employment at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, doggy daycare or other animal related business where you had hands-on experience with animals.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats, and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to determine which animals are aggressive.
  • Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected, or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • High school diploma or GED required.

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Animal Services Officer

The Animal Services Officer will be responsible for maintaining public safety by enforcing local ordinances and state laws regarding the care of animals. A successful candidate will be responsible for answering calls for service regarding animals in need, potential violations, investigating animal cruelty, investigating animal bites, capturing stray animals, and providing basic first aid to animals in need while providing assistance to a diverse human population. This position requires the ability to work any shift and weekends and holiday including limited notice response for emergencies and disaster response. Education may substitute for experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writing clear, concise, factual incident reports, issuing citations and warnings, interviewing witnesses, and serving subpoenas.
  • Testifying as a witness in court as well as preparation of cases for court and presentation of the cases to the prosecuting authority as well as the court.
  • Handling animals of all temperaments, species, breeds, and sizes in a humane and safe manner.

Desired Skills:

  • Report writing
  • General investigative skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Animal handling
  • Knowledge of best practices for the humane care of animals
  • Knowledge of animal breeds and animal behavior
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding animals
  • General understanding of the court processes and procedures
  • The ability to lift 50lbs and to work in all weather conditions.

Desired Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred) in an animal science, criminal justice, or related discipline
  • Experience as an Animal Control Officer or Police Officer
  • Experience in a kennel, shelter or veterinary setting
  • National Animal Control Association Module A or Law Enforcement Training Institute Level 1 training is preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have no felony convictions
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .