Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city! Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, clean technology and advanced manufacturing, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks, nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,000 residents. With its strong and diversified business base, Fremont is an important economic force in the region. The City strives to be an innovator in municipal government, with dynamic leadership provided by the City Council and City Manager. Fremont employs over 936 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of approximately $205 million dollars.
The Animal Services Manager is a management level position that is responsible to plan, organize, and supervise a full range of animal services including pet licensing, investigation, enforcement, and full service shelter. The successful candidate will also assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities within the Animal Services Unit.
Examples of Duties
- Plan, direct and manage personnel and activities of the Animal Services Unit.
- Select, train, supervise and evaluate subordinate supervisors and staff.
- Assist in budget preparation and administration for the Animal Services unit.
- Manage the operation of the Tri-City Animal Shelter.
- Ensure the enforcement of ordinances providing for the regulation, care, registration and disposition of animals. This may include supervision of field enforcement.
- Ensure the proper licensing of dogs, collection of fees and maintenance of appropriate records.
- Oversee the impounding and emergency veterinary care of injured, sick or abandoned animals found on public or private property.
- Ensure the proper quarantining of animals.
- Develop public education programs concerning the responsibilities of animal ownership and proper care and control of animals.
- Direct the investigation of complaints regarding animals such as inhumane treatment of animals and dog bite incidents.
- Assure the removal and disposal of dead animals from public or private property.
- Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will:
- Exhibit exceptional customer service and conflict resolution skills.
- Possess thorough knowledge of animal control services; principles of supervision; work planning, division, and review methods, laws governing animal services and shelter operations; codes and regulations applicable to programs relating to animal services including laws and regulations governing licensing, impounding, care and disposal of animals.
- Demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and the public.
- Effectively deal with upset or angry individuals.
- Possess working knowledge of working in a professional police business unit.
- Display the ability to prepare clear, concise, and complete analysis, proposals, reports and other written materials.
- Possess the skill in exercising sound judgment with established guidelines.
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in business administration or closely related field, and five years progressively responsible experience in animal services environments including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.
This position requires the ability to travel independently within City limits. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is required at date of hire.
Current benefit features include:
- 2.0 % @ 62 public employment retirement
- (CalPERS) package, five years to vest.
- City contribution to a 401(a) plan, 2% of base salary.
- Health Benefit Allowance of $2,130.13 monthly for employees/dependents that includes medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid with pre-tax dollars.
- 128 hours of general leave time per year, which may be used for vacation and sick leave.
- 112 hours of management leave.
- Twelve paid holidays, including one floating holiday.
- City paid life and AD&D insurance; supplemental life insurance coverage is optional.
- Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan.
- City-paid Long Term disability insurance; voluntary employee-paid Short Term disability insurance.