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Default Fort Collins, CO - Animal Control Supervisor

Job Title: Animal Protection & Control Supervisor
Department: Animal Protection & Control
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

Job Relationships: Reports to Chief Operating Officer; Supervises Animal Protection & Control Officers and Dispatchers in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer.

Position Summary:

Responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and supervising the daily activities of the Animal Protection & Control Officers and Dispatchers engaged in operations in the enforcement of animal control ordinances and contract obligations. On call to assist officer and dispatch requests for assistance.


Minimum 2 years of animal control field experience. Minimum 1 year supervisory experience or progressive leadership experience. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Word Perfect and Excel software. Minimum education of a college degree or equivalent experience. Must meet requirements to be eligible for and maintain a position as an Animal Protection and Control Officer with the Larimer Humane Society.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are in addition to all duties associated with the position of Animal Protection and Control Officer and Dispatcher.

Daily Operations:
Performs the duties of a commissioned Animal Protection & Control Officer or Dispatcher as needed by the department

Coordinates Officers work schedules and daily work assignments

Monitors daily operations of the Animal Protection & Control Department, advising Officers on department and jurisdictional protocol

Keeps Chief Operating Officer informed of progress, potential conflicts

Departmental Operations

Assumes the role of department supervisor in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer, providing guidance to Officers and Dispatch personnel

Keeps abreast of current industry trends, conducts research as assigned, makes recommendations regarding department protocol and animal-related ordinances

Participates in the hiring and evaluation of department staff by giving recommendations regarding employees performance and continued employment

Maintains confidential information relating to the department, organization, or clients

On call duties to advise and assist APC Officers and Dispatchers

Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer

This job description includes major duties and responsibilities of the job. It is not to be construed as including every task inherent in the position

Officer Training Program

Develops and implements Field Officer Training Program

Certifies FTOs

Assigns new Officers to FTOs and monitors progress


Ability to achieve State Certification within one year of employment, ability to obtain euthanasia certification and perform euthanasia within one year of employment. Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens. Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to develop written protocol, ability to work with numbers and compile statistics, interest in computer systems. Ability to prioritize and coordinate work assignments, work in multi-task environment. Ability to direct, train and evaluate employees, set and achieve goals. Exercises good judgement when dealing with the public, employee issues, and animal-related concern. Able to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information. Knowledge of Larimer County, Fort Collins, Loveland and State ordinances.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a shared office environment and outdoors with exposure to noise, animals and all types of weather. Must be able to be on call to assist APC staff verbally or in person. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and any time of the day. Physical demands include sitting and performing data entry/using dispatch radio, answering telephones up to 8 hours per day. Exposure to the elements and high noise level is required. Ability to lift and carry objects/animals weighing up to 75 pounds, frequent lifting and carrying, regular walking, driving, full range of body movements, hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment. Exposure to aggressive animals, zoonotic diseases. Must be able to withstand driving for extended lengths of time. Must be able to drive and talk on radio simultaneously.
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