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Animal Control Supervisor

DeKalb County

Listing Summary

Salary Range:   $43,011 - $66,669    


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to supervise animal control services on an assigned shift.

This classification is safety sensitive, subject to random drug testing in accordance with the County’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews time sheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.

Enforces the provisions of federal, state, and local codes and ordinances applicable to animal activities.

Serves as watch commander with responsibilities for field and cruelty operations; conducts roll-call every morning to assign work territories and calls; reviews Daily Activity Reports (DAR) to check case progress and possible follow-ups; and reviews previous cases with Officers.

Supervises the investigation into complaints and reports of bites, cruelty, abuse, stray/nuisance, wildlife, livestock, exotic pets, and neglect or abandonment of animals by citizens and other providers of animal care; assists Officers in field interviews/investigations; and approves investigative reports prepared by Officers.

Reviews the status of ongoing investigations to determine future actions; conducts training workshops with County prosecutors (ADA), and schedules and conducts unannounced inspections.

Responds to complaints and routing requests for information or assistance from the public, County personnel, and regulatory officials: Responds to aggravated calls, and coordinates with fellow agencies to resolve crucial matters.

Serves as an instructor in the Animal Control Academy: develops training schedules and class assignments, assigns new cadets to Field Training Officer (FTO); forwards recommendation to superior for hire or termination; conducts various in-service training for Officers on rabies, bites, dangerous animal, neglect, cruelty, and abandonment cases.

Presents educational workshops for school, civic, and other community groups: Handles public relation and special need cases; prepares presentations and other speaking engagements.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations and attends in-service training.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required; one year as a lead animal control officer and field training officer; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; NACA National Animal Control Association certification.

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