Fremont is well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Places to Live 2016” in the country, and ranking 4th on the “Most Family Friendly” list of California cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 231,664 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 915 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $192.2 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service. Think Fremont!
Fremont Police Department—Administrative Operations Division—Animal Services Unit
Fremont Animal Services is responsible for providing care to lost and injured animals as well as protecting the public from animal-carried diseases. The Animal Services Supervisor responds to animal-related calls for service from citizens of the City of Fremont as well as oversees the care of animals being sheltered. We promote responsible pet ownership and provide licensing services for pets. The Animal Services Supervisor is responsible for supervising four (4) Animal Services Officers and fourteen (14) hourly employees. The Animal Services Supervisor reports directly to the Animal Services Manager.
As a member of the Police Department’s Animal Services team, the Animal Services Supervisor will supervise and participate in the work of the animal shelter section.
This position may be required to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts; respond to emergency animal services assignments during off-duty hours.
Example of Responsibilities
· Organize, schedule, assign, review and participate in the performance of work.
· Evaluate and discipline assigned staff.
· Provide technical training in laws, rules, regulations, processes and procedures related to the administration of the City's animal services program.
· Review operations, field developments, and productivity records.
· Monitor work for adherence to professional and mandated standards, completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
· Investigate state and municipal code violations in the area of animal service and take enforcement action.
· Provide input in the budget process.
· Prepare complex written reports.
· Coordinate the activities of volunteers assisting with animal shelter operations.
· Supervise the care and euthanasia of animals.
· Participate in the recruitment, examination and hiring process.
· Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: laws, rules, and regulations related to animal control activities and animal shelter maintenance; kennel hygiene and cleaning methods; animal euthanasia by injection; symptoms of rabies and other animal diseases and methods for treatment of such diseases; animal and insect behavior, vector habitat recognition and principles of sanitation; report writing; court and administrative hearing procedures.
Skill to: operate radio dispatching equipment; lift and carry live and dead weights; use a tranquilizer gun; administer medication using pills, liquids and needles; operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to: plan, organize, supervise and participate in the work of other animal services staff; participate in the hiring process; conduct performance evaluations; recommend, sign, and implement discipline; train subordinates; receive and respond to public service requests; communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; read and prepare complex technical reports.
Education & Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: education and experience equivalent to college level course work in Administration of Justice, Animal Health Technology or related fields, and four years of progressively responsible animal control experience with a city, county or humane society. Experience as a lead worker and/or supervisor and/or a two-year college degree in Animal Health Technology or Administration of Justice is highly desirable.
This classification requires possession of a Class C Driver License. Completion of a Penal Code 832 course, Euthanasia Certification and State Humane Academy are required within the first 12 months of employment.
Current benefit features include:
- CalPERS Retirement Benefit*
- Classic Employees - 2.0% @ 60 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- New Employees - 2.0% @ 62 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- Required PERS contributions vary by plan. All required contributions are tax deferred.
- Cafeteria Benefits Plan for employees/dependents includes up to $2,081.95 monthly to purchase medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.
A complete benefits summary can be found at www.fremont.gov.