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Animal Service Manager

at City of Killeen Texas

Posted: 2/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2221318
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Animal Service Manager
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:Depends on Qualifications
Job Type:Full-time
Location:Police Department - Killeen, Texas
 
To manage and supervise the overall operation of the Animal Service Division, personnel, and volunteers. To ensure effective and efficient operations and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. 
 
Directly supervises the Animal Control Field Supervisor and oversees supervision of all Animal Control  personnel and volunteers.

 Essential Duties:
Manages the daily operations and activities of the Animal Services Division.  Establishes policies and operating procedures in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations and accepted practices. 
 
Manages employees to ensure compliance with rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations of the unit.
 
Develops and implements continuous training programs for staff and volunteers.   
 
Prepares and presents budget documentation to the Supervisor  for annual review and submission.
 
Prepares new animal services related ordinances and recommends amendments to existing City ordinances, if applicable.
 
Plans and implements public education programs, including the preparation and distribution of literature to local organizations regarding animal control laws, ordinances, and domestic animal care. 
 
Meets and builds relationships with stakeholders in the community, such as non-profits, volunteers, businesses, veterinarians, domestic animal caregivers, and schools to discuss animal services programs and community involvement and support.
 
Receives and responds to citizens' complaints and requests for information regarding animal related services and activities. 
 
Compiles materials related to animal services, prepares narrative, statistical, and graphic reports for various programs and reports. 
 
Networks with other agencies, local veterinarians, media, and the community to resolve problems and/or develop new methods of providing desired animal control related services as directed by the Department administration. 
 
Reviews complaints against personnel or operational procedures, making recommendations for disciplinary action or policy change, if appropriate.
 
Oversees the training and certification of staff to ensure compliance with legal mandates and to provide the necessary skills to accomplish the mission. 
 
Maintains correspondence with vendors and completes purchasing documentation in compliance with City purchasing procedures. 
 
Manages personnel time management records in accordance with City rules and regulations.
 
Prepares and maintains documentation on personnel staffing, performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.  
 
Maintains assigned equipment, supplies and facilities.
 
Provides humane treatment to animals. 
 
Serves as a member of various employee committees.
 
Attends meetings and events that represents the animal control division  
 
Attends City Council meetings to address any related animal control operations.   
 
Performs other duties as assigned.

Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations; possesses and maintains a valid driver's license and comply with the City of Killeen driving policy.

 Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, and

Three (3) years of experience in Animal Control or Public Health Zoonosis Control, or

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management experience, preferred.
 Supplemental Information:

 
Must successfully complete a background check and polygraph testing.
 
Must have a valid Texas Driver's license within 60 days of hire.
 
Must have pre-rabies exposure series or able to obtain the series within three (3) months of hire.

Animal Control basic certification and euthanasia certification through the Texas
Department of Health preferred or must obtain within six (6) months of hire.