Job Details

Position Title:Animal Control Supervisor
Reference Number:13.152
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY RANGE: $4,186 to $5,891 Monthly (26 pay periods annually)

FINAL FILING DATE: QUALIFIED AND REGULAR City of Roseville employees may submit an application to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. Temporary employees are not eligible to apply.

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview: May 27, 2014

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Animal Control Supervisor to work in the Police Department. The normal work schedule will be a 10 hour/11 hour shift.

To plan, organize, direct and supervise animal control operations within the Police Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


• Receives general direction from assigned supervisor.

• Exercises direct supervision over assigned animal control staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for dispatch services and operations; implement policies and procedures.

• Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff.

• Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.

• Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staffing, equipment, material and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.

• Work cooperatively with other law enforcement groups and animal related organizations when joint action is required.

• Supervise and review the recording of all citations issued; assist staff in the investigation and preparation of formal complaints for court action against violators of ordinances and laws; prepare case files; and assemble necessary documentation.

• Set up maintenance schedules for tranquilizer guns, firearms and any other weapons required in the performance of animal control duties to ensure that they are kept in safe operating condition.

• Supervise and train staff in the practice of euthanasia.

• Handle and impound large and small, domestic and wild animals in order to assure public safety and animal welfare.

• Investigate complaints of potential violations to achieve compliance with pertinent State laws and local ordinances.

• Supervise staff in the enforcement of quarantine procedures to protect public health.

• Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

• Perform the duties of an Animal Control Officer as necessary.

• Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of animal control, care and custody.

• Equipment, tools and materials used in animal control, including feeding, kenneling and general handling of large and small animals.

• Causes, symptoms and safe handling of rabid and diseased animals; legal regulations, reports and procedures for handling rabies.

• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.

• Principles of budget monitoring.

• Principles and practices of safety management.

• Pertinent local, State and federal laws, ordinances and rules.

• Legal liabilities and responsibilities of those concerned with the enforcement of animal control regulations and laws.

• Use and care for department issued weapons and other law enforcement equipment and tools.

• Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory; use and care of firearms, chemical agents, baton and other related law enforcement paraphernalia.

• Various breeds of animals and their care and feeding.

Ability to:

• Organize, implement and direct animal control operations and activities.

• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in vehicle for long periods of time; walk and stand during field activities; bend, squat, kneel or twist while working in the field or kennel operations; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.

• Intermittently, twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and occasionally lift very heavy weight.

• Use chemical restraints, tranquilizers and traps; oversee euthanasia of animals with weapons or chemical immobilizers in a safe and humane manner.

• Competency in the use of ancillary police weaponry and weaponless defense.

• Interpret and explain pertinent City and department policies and procedures.

• Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.

• Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.

• Resolve confrontations in a sensitive manner; exercise tact and good judgment.
• Gather evidence; prepare a case for court; testify in court.

• Care for and safely handle animals, both large and small.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Work shifts, standby, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.
• Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Experience and Training


• Three years of increasingly responsible experience in licensing, patrolling, kenneling or enforcement work in an animal care/protection or law enforcement agency, at least one of which is comparable to that of the Animal Control Officer with the City of Roseville.


• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Penal Code (PC 832) firearms course certificate as issued by the California Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a certificate of Humane Academy completion, such as issued by California Animal Control Directors’ Association.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate, such as issued by the American Red Cross.

Applications will be screened to the most qualified and may include a written, oral, or practical examination. Final promotional appointment is contingent upon having successfully passed a City-paid pre-employment medical exam specific for the position applied for.
Job Status:Promotional/Lateral (City Employees Only), Salary
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