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Animal Control Manager

Bryan County Board of Commissioners

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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for a full-time Animal Control Manager in the Animal Control Department.

This position is to supervise operations and functions of both Animal Control Shelters, including administrative operations, enforcement of applicable animal control ordinances and laws, and humane care and treatment of animals.

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.   Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations.

Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; develops work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.

Interprets and enforces applicable animal control laws/ordinances and all other applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures staff adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; issues citations to violators of animal control ordinances.

Consults with the Sheriff’s Office and other officials to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations.

Oversees operations of both Animal Control Shelters; oversees and coordinates activities involving animal care, facility cleaning, and facility maintenance; oversees all animal intake, adoption, euthanasia, and reclaim procedures and activities.

Prepares and administers budget for assigned areas; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; processes invoices and vouchers for payment.

Oversees inventory of controlled substances, euthanasia, tranquilizers, and other medications; ensures storage of medications in secured location; conducts periodic inventory counts and initiates medication orders as needed; maintains required state/federal records of medication inventory.

Provides information, education, and assistance to the public concerning animal control issues, animal control ordinances, humane treatment of animals, animal behavior problems, or related issues; takes appropriate action on complaints; mediates/resolves citizen disputes.

Supervises and assists with response to incoming calls/complaints concerning various animal issues, such as animal bites, potential animal cruelty/abuse, animals in distress, stray/nuisance animals, barking dogs, wild/dangerous animals, sick/injured animals, loose livestock, animal behavior problems, or animal control laws; responds to emergency calls and works with law enforcement personnel when needed.

Supervises investigations into animal complaints; investigates and classifies animal bites; issues citations to violators of county animal control ordinance; prosecutes violators and presents cases in court as appropriate.

Operates animal control vehicle to respond to calls and to locate/pick up animals; assists animals in problem situations; captures domestic, wild, vicious, or injured animals; sets and monitors animal traps; loads/unloads animals into/out of cages; transports animals to veterinarian offices, animal shelters, or other locations; processes animals after containment.

Handles, lifts, and carries animals, restraining as appropriate; handles frightened, fractious, and injured animals; checks animals for current license tags and for signs of rabies, disease, or other illnesses; administers injections of medication, tranquilizers, or other drugs; administers injections of identification microchips into animals; prepares and administers euthanasia injections to animals as appropriate; conducts vital sign checks to verify whether animals are deceased; disposes of deceased animals.

Provides care for animals while in custody of animal control personnel; performs cleaning, feeding, and watering of animals and animal facilities on a rotational basis.

Coordinates adoption of animals; prepares, files, and maintains official adoption documentation.

Operates various machinery, equipment, and tools associated with animal control activities, which may include an animal control vehicle, animal restraint equipment, animal traps, catch poles, cat grasp tools, nets, tranquilizer gun, mechanical tools, and radio communications equipment.

Supervises and performs general/preventive maintenance tasks necessary to keep animal service vehicles, equipment and tools in clean and operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, refueling vehicles, checking/replacing fluids, checking tires, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning truck/equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Conducts equipment and supply checks of animal services vehicle; replenishes equipment and supplies on vehicle as needed; monitors inventory levels of department equipment, tools, and supplies to ensure availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates orders for new/replacement items.

Maintains logs/records of department activities; prepares daily log sheets and summarizes start calls; prepares, files, and maintains animal intake forms; prepares, files, and maintains official documentation of adopted, deceased, and disposed animals; enters complaint records into computer.

Compiles and/or monitors statistical data pertaining to department operations; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports; maintains records.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, payment vouchers, budget documents, purchase requisitions, bank deposits, performance appraisals, log sheets, animal intake forms, outtake forms, vehicle maintenance records, adoption papers, citations, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, timesheets, job applications, payments, vouchers, invoices, budget reports, bite reports, police reports, complaints, adoption payments, citation records, maps, policies, procedures, laws, ordinances, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, database, or other computer programs.

Coordinates County Animal Control rabies tag program by supplying Veterinarians with rabies tags and collecting monies monthly for registrations.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, law enforcement personnel, court officials, other animal control agencies, veterinarians, environmental health agencies, the public, violators, community organizations, outside agencies, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred: supplemented by two (2) years previous experience involving animal services operations, animal service center operations, animal care/handling and personnel management or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.  

Bryan County is an equal opportunity employer, and we endorse the Americans’ Disability Act. Bryan County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service. 

Bryan County is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-verify. Bryan County uses the program to verify employment eligibility of all new employees after the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) has been completed. 

E-Verify Number: 157957
Authorization Date: March 3,2010
E-Verify® is a registered trademark of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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