CITY OF BOULDER CITY
CLASS TITLE: ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR
BASIC FUNCTION: This position is responsible for the enforcement of City ordinances related to animal control and licensing and services related to the protection of animals and the public.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position works under the general supervision of the Staff Support Division Commander in the Police Department and is responsible for the day to day operation of the City's Animal Control Program.
(It is important to note that the duties listed below are representative only and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)
1. Responds to and handles calls for animal services.
2. Apprehends animals as required using a snare pole, live trap, leash and places captured animals in service vehicle.
3. Rearranges lower priority work to accept and assist in higher priority service calls.
4. Conducts foot and vehicle patrols to control the number of stray and/or feral animals.
5. Enforces municipal and county ordinances and state statutes related to animal control and licensing.
6. Issues verbal and written warnings and citations for unlicensed animals, animals running at large, violation of leash laws and other infractions.
7. Confers with counsel and testifies in court on the enforcement of citations or related court matters.
8. Cares for animals confined to the animal shelter and maintains premises in a clean condition to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
9. Determines which animals should be euthanized and disposes of animal carcasses in accordance with City guidelines.
10. Maintains records and writes reports on animal control activities.
11. Promotes public awareness and education regarding animal ownership and care through the conduct of animal care clinics for youth and adults.
12. Works with local veterinarians in promoting and conducting rabies clinics.
13. Investigates animal cruelty complaints and issues citations as appropriate.
14. Controls the infestation and spread of disease among animals by determining which animals are diseased and submitting blood samples for testing.
15. Ensures equipment is properly utilized and maintained.
16. Assigns, reviews and coordinates the work of part time staff assigned to animal control duties including reserve police officers and community service workers.
17. Provides emergency first aid as required.
18. Supervises part-time animal control officer and part-time kennel worker.
19. Trains all new animal control personnel.
20. Responsible for animal shelter operation, maintenance, supplies and administration.
21. Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE OF: The issues, principles and practices of animal control; relevant ordinances, court decisions and regulations related to animal control and licensing; departmental policies and rules and regulations; characteristics of and handling and care of animals; animal shelter operations and shelter maintenance; basic methods of animal collection.
ABILITY TO: Capture animals as required using proven techniques to reduce the risk of injury to the animal or persons; observe events accurately; prepare accurate and thorough reports; meet medical and physical requirement of the department; lift and or move heavy objects; give chase on foot; communicate and deal effectively with members of the public, fellow employees and other agency personnel; analyze problems and find solutions; write and record information when interviewing victims and witnesses; maintain equipment and Animal Shelter.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent and some formal experience in working with animals and at least one year of experience in a position requiring public contact is preferred.
LICENSES: Valid State of Nevada Motor Vehicle Operator's License and the ability to obtain a Nevada Euthanasia Technician License within one year of the date of employment. Must maintain valid licenses and/or certificates throughout incumbency.
WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supervision of part-time animal control officer and part-time kennel worker.
- Members of the public
- Victims of animal attacks
- Other department personnel
- City Staff
- Staff from various state agencies
WORKING CONDITIONS: Working outdoors in extreme weather conditions and handling diseased animals and animal carcasses.
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NON-EXEMPT UNDER FLSA PROVISIONS.
The City of Boulder City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. The City of Boulder City encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.