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Default Riverside, CA - Supervising Animal Control Officer

Job Title: SUPERVISING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Salary: $16.81 - $21.90 hourly
$1,344.88 - $1,751.82 biweekly
$2,913.91 - $3,795.62 monthly
$34,966.88 - $45,547.42 annually

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, California
Department: Community Health Agency

Description
The Community Health Agency, Division of Animal Control Services is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Supervising Animal Control Officer. This posting is to fill anticipated openings in the Riverside Shelter and the Coachella Valley Shelter. This position is currently open until filled.

We are currently testing for the Supervising Animal Control Officer position. If interested please contact the Human Resources Assessment Center to schedule your appointment.

Riverside testing location:
4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92502
Basement Room #13
Phone: (951) 955-5844
E-mail hrtesting@co.riverside.ca.

OR

Indio testing location:
Workforce Development Center
44199 Monroe Street
Indio, CA
Phone: (760) 863-8327 or (760) 863-2670) 955-5844. Email: hrtesting@co.riverside.ca.us

This is the full supervisory level of the Animal Control Officer series. Incumbents of positions in this class are first line supervisors who direct the day-to-day activities and training of an Animal Control staff. This position performs a full range of supervisory duties. Other duties include; assists the Animal Services Operations Officer in the administration of animal control activities including kennel and field services; acts as a liaison between community groups, private agencies, and other governmental jurisdictions for Riverside County Animal Control Services. In order to qualify for this position you must have: Two years of experience as an Animal Control Officer in a public or non-profit animal control program which included the responsibility for caring for animals, licensing, impounding, and disposing of animals in a public animal control program; Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate by the California Penal Code, Section 832 (PC832). Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Examples Of Duties:
Within a particular geographical area or program function, plan, schedule, assign, train, and supervise the activities of the Animal Control staff including the sale of licenses, collection of fees, prosecution of violations of animal control ordinances and laws, and the impounding, releasing, sale, and/or destruction of stray or dangerous animals.

Sets up, schedules, and operates low cost rabies clinics. May direct the operations of an animal shelter including feeding, kenneling, and the general handling of animals, marketing efforts to encourage redemptions and adoptions of animals, and accounting activities for monies received. interviews and selects new employees.

Prepares and reviews with individual employee supervised their performance evaluation. Counsels employees, attempting to resolve grievances, and when necessary recommends disciplinary action.

Plans and participates in departmental training programs for assigned staff. Conducts courses and evaluates employee achievements and course effectiveness. Assists the Animal Services Operations Chief with the planning and development of the Animal Control program, identifying objectives of animal regulations, preparing policies and standard procedures, and developing overall goals. Suggests changes and improvements in existing programs and procedures; assists with the preparation of the annual budget, recommending and justifying additional personnel and equipment.

May act as Animal Services Operations Chief in the temporary absence of the latter. Sets up maintenance schedules for tranquilizer guns, rifles, shotguns, and any other weapons required in the performance of animal control duties to insure that they are kept in safe operating condition. Interprets ordinances, statutes, regulations, and policies to the staff, and the general public providing technical assistance in the resolution of difficult field investigations.

Assigns emergency cases for investigation. Works cooperatively with other law enforcement groups when joint action is required. Assists staff in the investigation and preparation of formal complaints for court action against violators of ordinances and laws. Prepares case files, assembling necessary documentation.

Submits and discusses cases with the Animal Services Operations Chief, Animal Control Manager, and legal counsel, as appropriate. Supervises and reviews the recording of all citations issued. Promotes animal control services by community relations with civic.
Governmental, and private groups. Coordinates educational programs with schools, law enforcement agencies, the media, and other groups. Maintains workload statistics. Prepares reports and correspondence concerning the Unit.

Reviews reports and other written materials composed by the staff; conducts and attends various supervisory meetings and conferences with management. Inspects and supervises maintenance of equipment and vehicles of personnel.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Principles and techniques of supervision related to the selection, training, direction, motivation, and evaluation of subordinates.

State and county laws, codes, and regulations governing animal control. Legal liabilities and responsibilities of those concerned with the enforcement of animal control regulations and laws. Causes, symptoms and safe handling of rabid animals. Legal regulations, reports, and procedures for handling of rabies.

Firearm equipment safety rules, procedures, and proper handling techniques. Various breeds of animals and their care and feeding.

Ability to:
Plan, schedule, and direct the work of others engaged in animal control activities.
Supervise field investigations.
Write comprehensive and detailed reports, draft affidavits and warrants.
Exercise tact and good judgment.
Develop and maintain working relationships with the public and other governmental agencies.
Gather and present evidence and testify in court.
Work effectively under stressful situations.
Organize and meet deadlines.
Read, comprehend, and interpret laws and regulations pertaining to animal control.
Discharge firearms safely and accurately.
Care for and safely handle animals so as to avoid injury to persons and animals.

Experience: Two years of experience as an Animal Control Officer in a public or non-profit animal control program which included responsibility for caring for animals, licensing, impounding, and disposing of animals in a public animal control program.

OTHER NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate by the California Penal Code, Section 832 (PC832).

Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Supplemental Information:
Candidates should submit a detailed resume indicating how they meet or exceed the above qualifications.

Mail your resume to: County Administration Center, P.O. Box 1569, 4080 Lemon St. First Floor, Riverside, CA 92503. Or apply online to Jobmatch@co.riverside.ca.us.

Candidates should also contact the HR Testing center for an exam appointment. All Applicants will need to bring a photo I.D. and an updated copy of their resume on plain white paper. Veterans will need to bring a copy of the DD214 and a copy of their letter of service related disability (if applicable) at the time of examination for consideration for Veteran's preference. If an accommodation is needed, please make your request at the time you schedule your appointment. Riverside County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are a current employee and would like your resume considered for this recruitment, you will also need to schedule an exam appointment at the HR testing center. For further information regarding this posting, contact: Gloria Garrett at (951) 358-5845 or send an email to ggarrett@co.riverside.ca.us

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