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Job Class Description

Class Code:XA016


General Description

Perform supervisory work in the field of animal care and regulation and in the operation of kennel facilities.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises and coordinates various section activities of animal care operations which may include; admitting, customer service, sheltering, adoptions, clinic and field services.

Reviews subordinate work for procedural or administrative errors. Ensures accuracy of records entered. Coaches, mentors and initiates disciplinary action as required for subordinate staff.  Creates schedules and prepares performance evaluations for subordinates.

Explains policies and procedures to staff and public. Develops, recommends, and writes standard operating and internal procedures; helps to improve current policies and procedures; develops, recommends, and implements approved animal programs according to established best practices.

Participates in activities to implement and monitor required agency emergency support functions; reports to assigned facility and staging areas for pre- and post-emergency operations coverage.

Serves as Division liaison with Broward County agencies, various support agencies and local law enforcement; represents the section at community events relating to animal issues and conducts meetings and workshops with animal welfare groups and interested citizens.

Monitors animal health and welfare; reviews animal’s behavior to determine disposition; recommends animals for adoption, rescue or euthanasia; monitors the health and living standards.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy (depending on area of assignment).

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to animals/wildlife.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires two (2) years in the professional care and control of animals in the field, a kennel or shelter facility

One (1) additional year of supervisory or lead worker experience

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment, and must obtain and maintain the authority to drive on County business.

Certification in Euthanasia and Chemical Capture (depending on area of assignment)

Certification as an Animal Control Officer (depending on area of assignment)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.