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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.
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.