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Animal Welfare & Enforcement Assistant Manager

Gwinnett County Government

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The Department of Community Services' Animal Welfare Division, a recognized leader in the state and region, whose mission is to continue to offer the greatest domestic animal care, education, safety and services for the residents of Gwinnett; while striving to be the pinnacle of Animal Welfare agencies in not only in Georgia, but also the entire South East.
Animal Welfare & Enforcement Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting with managing the Field Operations animal welfare section to ensure compliance with local and state ordinances/laws and regulations. Ensures all calls for service, animal bites, animal cruelty complaints, dangerous dogs and vicious dogs’ complaints are handled for Animal Welfare and Enforcement. Ensures compliance with local and state ordinances/laws and regulations including the Georgia Department of Agriculture.  Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Responsible for (8) direct reports including two field supervisors, two animal control officer III training officers, animal cruelty investigator, animal bite officer, and the court probation officer
 Manages the activities of the Animal Welfare and Enforcement Section, which includes planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.  

The grade for this position is 103.
This job is a safety sensitive position that will require a pre-employment drug test and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Gwinnett County Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Criminal Justice or a closely related field
  • Three years of progressively responsible supervisory and related animal control experience
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Valid Driver's License in State of residency
  • Specialized or technical training in animal control and/or law enforcement

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