Harris works for Pawnee Animal Control along with Brett. Leslie describes them as "burnt-out morons". Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America states that Harris and Brett took over as Co-Directors after longtime director Eugene Dredge retired last year, presumably to spend more time with his bong.
In "The Possum", Leslie Knope is asked to assemble a task force to catch Fairway Frank, a possum accused of biting Mayor Gunderson's dog. When she asks for the two best guys to join her and be part of her task force, Eugene tells her that would be Brett and Harris.
In "April and Andy's Fancy Party", Brett and Harris are present at Andy Dwyer and April Ludgate's wedding. They attempt to release doves after April and Andy say their "I Do's", but the one that Harris throws into the air falls to the ground, dead. After the ceremony, Harris asked Ben Wyatt if April was available, as if he did not recognize her from the wedding.
In "Animal Control", Chris Traeger steps on a coyote trap during a visit to the Animal Control Department and subsequently fires both Brett and Harris. Later in that episode Harris attempts to reapply for the position while high but is scared off when April asks why there are so many police outside city hall. In "Are You Better Off?", Brett and Harris are seen in formal attire presumably voicing their displeasure with Leslie as Councilperson
- Harris has one testicle due to a "whack-a-mole accident."
- He is the only man at the Pawnee sperm bank to fill up the entire sample cup
- The person who plays him, Harris Wittels, who also served as a writer and producer for the show, died in 2015.