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Old 04-21-2008
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Someone told me today they are hiring .. Anima Care Manager or something similar.. pays well.. Im going to try to find the link.. but if you are computer savy.. you might have luck.. thought I'd post it here...
Shelter on Flood Rd
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Old 04-21-2008
cheetahrain cheetahrain is offline
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FRONT st in Sac. 916-264-pets. BUT i think you have to apply on line thru the City.

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Job Title: Animal Care Services Manager (Online Applications Only) (Management/Exempt)
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/02/08 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $38.76 - $58.13 hourly
$6,718.00 - $10,076.00 monthly
$80,616.00 - $120,912.00 annually

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Sacramento, California

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Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

EXAM NO. 01845-08


Under limited direction, the Animal Care Services Manager performs responsible and complex administrative management duties in managing a division in the Department of General Services; plans, coordinates, directs and reviews the activities of the Animal Services Division; develops division policies, procedures goals and objectives; serves as liaison and coordinates projects; and provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of General Services.


This is a single position classification at a division-level manager in the Animal Care Services Division of the General Services Department. Duties are primarily administrative/managerial in nature, and the incumbent performs work involving significant authority for various day-to-day operations within the Animal Care Services Division. The incumbent interfaces frequently with public officials, State/Federal/local agencies, other public/private organizations, and the general public. The incumbent works extensively with General Services managers/staff, other City employees, various public/private organizations and the general public. This class is distinguished from Supervising Animal Care Officer in that the latter is the first line supervisor over field and shelter operations while the latter has broader overall responsibility for management of the division.


Limited direction is received from the Director of General Services. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision of supervisory, technical, and support personnel.

Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, and controls a wide range of activities to manage the division; establishes priorities and business plans; oversees the development and implementation of Division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in accordance with the Department’s core purpose, mission, vision, and values; develops and oversees the implementation of strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Division operations; monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of Division work products through quality control and related activities; directs, develops, recommends, and oversees the administration of Division budgets.

Selects, assigns, trains, directs, and evaluates subordinate staff, including subordinate, supervisors, technicians, and others; provides professional and technical guidance to staff; oversees and implements disciplinary actions as necessary.

Monitors legislation and assures Division compliance with laws, regulations, statutes, and codes related to animal services; informs and educates staff regarding changes and new issues.

Establishes and maintains contacts with General Services managers/staff, City managers/employees, public and private agencies, the general public and others; coordinates Division activities with these groups/individuals as appropriate; represents the Department as assigned; receives and oversees staff responses to citizen inquiries and/or complaints; participates on committees and task forces as assigned; conducts and/or attends meetings, classes, conferences and workshops.

Directs and/or participates in the preparation of complex statistical and narrative reports, correspondence, and other documents, including those required by law; makes presentations to individuals and/or groups as required.

Manages special projects such as special animal adoption and spay/neuter events.

Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Knowledge of:

Advanced principles and practices of animal services management, including the areas related to animal licensing, animal recovery/sheltering, pet adoption, and reuniting lost/found pets with owners.

Occupational hazards related to animal services operations, and appropriate safety practices.

Principles and practices of modern public administration including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

Principles and practices of human resources management, supervision, and training.

Public relations practices and techniques.

Current literature, laws, regulations, and developments, as well as various agencies, that impact municipal animal services operations.

Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods.

Principles and techniques of project management.
Skill in:

Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications and software.

Conflict resolution and teambuilding.

Effective leadership and mentoring employees.

Developing strategies for advancing progressive humane education care programs.

Ability to:

Manage a large city administrative operation; meet critical deadlines; make decisions under pressure.

Supervise subordinate personnel, including supervisors and technical staff.

Develop, recommend, and administer policies and procedures necessary for efficient and effective animal services management.

Develop, administer, and control a large budget.

Read and interpret complex laws and regulations impacting animal services activities; explain complex parking and animal services issues to others.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials/managers, co-workers, public/private agencies, and the general public on a variety of issues.

Prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents.

Provide exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.


Seven years of management-level supervisory and administrative experience in the operation of an animal shelter or animal care facility.



Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, one of the biological sciences, law enforcement, or a closely related field.


An additional four years of qualifying management-level experience may substitute for the required education.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application at by the final filing date (5:00 pm on Friday, May 02, 200;

Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

Employment applications that do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 paid hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

Incomplete applications will not pass the application review; information omitted from the "Work Experience" section cannot be considered or assumed.

Employment applications with "see resume" in the "Work Experience" section will be considered incomplete and will be rejected; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

2. Screening Committee/Interview Process: A screening committee will evaluate the employment application submitted by each candidate. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a comprehensive interview process. A recommendation of the top candidate(s) resulting from this interview process will be forwarded to the Department Director. The Director will review the results, if necessary conduct additional interviews, and forward the recommendation to the City Manager's Office for final action.
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