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The President is the chief executive officer of PHS, working with and under the direction of its governing Board of Directors, managing the organization to assure consistent achievement and, as possible, growth of mission and programs, while remaining financially secure, enjoying significant public support, and assuring adherence to all relevant laws and appropriate governance policies. The President will also play a key role with the distinct nonprofit organizations within the existing nonprofit network.

To inquire about this opportunity please contact Anthony Tansimore, Managing Director, Blueridge Advisors LLC at anthony@blueridgeadvisorsllc.com. To apply or nominate an individual please provide a cover letter and resume expressing interest in this position to search@blueridgeadvisorsllc.com with “PHS – President” in the subject line. All applications and nominations will be held in the strictest confidence.  (Posted 1/16/20)

Development Director

The Development Director provides support to, and works in partnership with, the Executive Director to create and implement the fundraising, marketing and strategic planning for the organization. This position is responsible for all facets of fundraising and donor cultivation to increase financial support for the organization, and specific areas of marketing and outreach to grow the organizational brand and visibility in the community. $75,000-$90,000- commensurate with experience. (Posted 1/9/20)

Director of Animal Services

The City of San Bernardino is seeking an experienced professional able to lead the Animal Services Department including field and licensing services in addition to management of the City's shelter which receives more than 7,000 animals annually.  The ideal candidate will be service-oriented and will have strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to create a team-oriented environment that fosters accountability and responsiveness.  


The most successful candidate will be a self-motivated, hands-on contributor who is goal and solution-oriented, able to promote a culture of collaboration and teamwork with staff, volunteers, rescue groups and the community at large and extensive professional experience in field and investigations programs, shelter and veterinary services.  

The City offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. $123,336.00 - $149,916.00 Annually. (Posted 1/9/20)

Community Outreach Coordinator

The ideal person for this position is a creative, dynamic, self-motivated individual with proven communication skills to facilitate the coordination of large groups of motivated community volunteers and animal foster care providers. This positive, industrious individual must be able to keep track of details to manage and execute many events and develop and implement program policies and procedures for an expansive volunteer program. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and database management systems, have previous experience writing/developing training manuals, volunteer policies and/or volunteer procedures, recruiting, training and onboarding volunteers, be proficient with all social media platforms, creating press releases and professional fliers, have a history of goal setting and achievement, be able to identify sick/injured animals, and have knowledge of animal breeds/behavior characteristics. (Posted 1/2/20)

Police Services Manager - Animal Services

$7,733.13 to $9,929.48/month

The Police Services Manager - Animal Services is responsible for the overall operation of the Animal Services Section of the Police Department and oversees a comprehensive program that emphasizes public education and animal welfare.  The Police Services Manager reports to sworn management staff.  The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Thursday; 8:00am - 5:00pm Fridays, with every other Friday off.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, criminal justice, or other law enforcement related area of study, or a closely related field; AND four (4) years of supervisory experience in the field of Animal Services which involved the care and handling of domestic animals.  Technical level police/animal shelter experience may substitute education on a year-for-year basis, however a Bachelor's degree is preferred.   


Final Filing Date: Thursday, 01/16/20, 5:30pm. (Posted 12/24/19)

Animal Services Director

Annual salary range: $137,358 to $246,841,plus an outstanding benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020

Riverside County is seeking a progressive and agile leader to serve as its Animal Services Director in a department with a vision for promoting an environment of responsible pet ownership through animal welfare initiatives, community outreach, and humane education in a culture of compassion, creativity, and integrity. This is a unique opportunity for a strategic and politically astute leader with a broad animal services and management background to have a meaningful impact in this thriving county. Reporting directly to the County Executive Officer, the ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, capable of program implementation through teamwork and collaboration.

The Animal Services Director manages, directs, and controls animal service activities, programs, and operations. The position is responsible for oversight of three operational divisions including Animal Control Field and Shelter Services, Administrative Services, and Veterinarian Services, and ensures that Animal Services policies and procedures are designed and implemented to meet the needs of Riverside County and its residents. Reporting to the County Executive Officer, the incumbent serves in an at-will capacity. In this role, the Director oversees a staff of 189 and a budget of over $24 million.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-skilled, dynamic, insightful leader with a solid understanding of current animal service principles and practices. Excellent customer and community relations skills along with political acumen and a thorough knowledge of the legislative environment will serve the incumbent well, as will solid financial abilities to build and maintain fiscal sustainability. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, capable of program implementation through teamwork and collaboration, and is able to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, including community representatives, elected officials, board members, executive team members, internal staff, and the media. The Animal Services Director must be able to manage people and the creative process with inspiration, show capacity to multi-task and manage a diverse array of activities, programs, and people, while leading with diplomacy, inclusive communication, and positive motivational leadership. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in business or public administration, or a closely related field AND Four (4) years of experience in a management or administrative capacity in a public sector organization involved in animal control, law enforcement, code enforcement, health care or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with resume, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the budget and staff you have managed. Apply on our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=590

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:
Frank Rojas, CPS HR Consulting, Tel: 916 471-3111
(Posted 12/23/19)


Animal Services Officers

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is currently recruiting for one full-time and one extra-help Animal Care Services Officer for the Animal Care Services Division. Under close supervision, incumbents enforces State and County laws regarding stray, dangerous, rabid, nuisance and unwanted domestic animals; investigates complaints; patrols assigned areas; captures animals; removes dead animals from public and private properties; assist in feeding and cleaning animal enclosures; performs other duties related to humane animal protection and control; performs related work as assigned including assisting the public with drop off, pick up and adoption of animals as necessary.  This is a working level class in animal control, responsible for enforcing applicable regulations in a limited public officer capacity. Successful performance of the work requires skill in dealing with the public in difficult situations as well as a willingness to handle animals that may be injured or ill.

Animal Care Services provides services for the unincorporated areas of Yuba County and is located in Olivehurst, California.  Animal Care Services care for lost animals, injured and abandoned animals, and provide a variety of services that protect both citizens and animals. Most importantly, they keep lost pets safe and happy so they can be reunited with their owner or adopted into a new family. $3,083.00-$3,392.00 Monthly  Close Date 1/3/2020 at 5pm. (Posted 12/12/19)

Animal Control Officer

Base Salary: $4,581 – 5,565/per month + excellent benefits

Under general supervision, performs routine to complex duties involved in the enforcement and communication of animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; ensures public safety by capturing and caring for wild, vicious, and/or injured animals; and performs related work as required.  This is a working level class in animal control, responsible for enforcing applicable regulations in a civilian capacity.  Successful performance of the work requires skill in dealing with the public in difficult situations as well as a willingness to handle animals that may be injured or ill.  Responsibilities include the authority to cite violators and initiate court proceedings for compliance with codes and regulations.


Education and Experience:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of experience in the enforcement and communication of animals services codes, ordinances, and regulations, or two (2) years of experience in the humane care and handling of animals in a veterinary, research or similar setting.  College-level coursework in animal health care and experience with a public agency are highly desirable. 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid California class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.The City of Piedmont monitors DMV record information over the course of employment.

  • Must obtain euthanasia certification within six months of hire.

  • Must attend and pass both the Basic Animal Control Academy and PC832 Laws of Arrest courses within one year of appointment.


Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull animals of 75 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.

Must be willing to work shifts or other than normal work hours and be subject to 24-hour call. The regular daily work schedule consists of four (4) ten-hour days per week, including one day during the weekend. Must be willing to euthanize animals.


For more information and to obtain the complete job announcement, employment application, and supplemental questionnaire, please visit our website https://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/services___departments/careers___human_resources/open_positions_ or call 510-420-3047.  Deadline for first review of applications: 1/10/20 @ 5 p.m.  Postmarks, e-mails and faxes will not be accepted. EOE (Posted 12/11/19)

Humane Education Manager

The Humane Education Manager is responsible for the successful operation of a robust Humane Education department. The Humane Education Manager plans, coordinates, and oversees all aspects of the Humane Education Department, including youth and adult education programs, school-based programs, on-site programs, summer camps, birthdays, youth volunteer programs, safety and first-aid education and a variety of community outreach programs. This leadership position is also a working educator position, requiring regular, active participation in program delivery. As part of the leadership team, the manager is expected to be a positive representative of East Bay SPCA and create strong, professional relationships within the organization and with external stakeholders. This position works closely with the Vice President of Operations to establish goals aligned with East Bay SPCA’s. (Posted 12/11/19)

Animal Care Coordinator

The East Bay SPCA has an opening for our exciting Animal Care Coordinator role! The Animal Care Coordinator (ACC) is responsible for the initial intake, behavioral, and medical assessment of animals transferred to the East Bay SPCA. The ACC provides professional and courteous adoption counseling and training information to the public over the telephone or in-person, interacts with potential adopters to identify suitable matches between families and animals, assists with inquiries throughout the adoption process, and provides routine post-adoption support. The ACC is responsible for husbandry (feeding and cleaning), disease control in all assigned habitats and kennels, and the overall welfare of animals in our shelter. We currently are recruiting for ACCs for both of our locations – Oakland and Dublin. (Posted 12/11/19)

Hospital Adoption Specialist

For over 125 years, Berkeley Humane has provided trusted service and dedication to the animals of the East Bay. Today, thousands of dogs and cats receive shelter, medical care, and loving attention at Berkeley Humane to keep them healthy and happy until they are matched with devoted, caring human companions.


Berkeley Humane is seeking a part-time Hospital Adoption Specialist to assist with veterinary procedures, prescription fulfillment, data entry/record management and supporting the Adoption Department by providing exceptional customer service, ensuring that all medical information is accurate, supporting animal care needs and processing adoptions. 50% paid benefits. Pay $16-17 hr. To apply visit https://berkeleyhumane.org/Employment (Posted 12/05/19)

Director of Animal Services

The Director, Animal Services is an executive management classification that is responsible for providing animal regulatory and health services to unincorporated San Diego County and management of the overall activities of the department, including formulating and administering Countywide policy. The primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and direction to subordinate managers to develop and retain highly competent, service-oriented staff who embrace customer service, shelter management, pet adoption and animal- related law enforcement practices that support the County’s and Department’s mission, objectives, and service expectations. 

Anticipated hiring range $155,000 to $165,000 annually plus generous benefits.

You may direct any questions regarding the application and selection process to Anna Lisa Acedo, Human Resources Services Manager, Department of Human Resources at AnnaLisa.Acedo@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 505-6530. 

Questions regarding the position or department should be directed to Billie Jean Tamayo, Group Human Resources Director for the Public Safety Group at BillieJean.Tamayo@sdcounty.ca.gov.

(Posted 11/26/19)

Registered Veterinary Technician

Registered Veterinary Technician  

Berkeley Humane is seeking a full-time RVT to work with our small team. The RVT will be responsible for the health of our animals in our shelter/foster care; for providing all necessary treatments as directed by our Veterinarian; function as Treatment, Procedure, Surgery, and Dental Technician, depending on skill level and training. Excellent communication, organization, and technical skills are required. Experience with spay/neuter clinics a plus. Valid CA RVT license. Competitive salary and benefits package. 4 day week/10 hour days, no evenings. A comprehensive job description is available on our website: https://berkeleyhumane.org/Employment To apply: please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org (Posted 11/26/19)

Shelter Veterinarian

The Shelter Veterinarian supports East Bay SPCA’s mission to eliminate overpopulation and improve animal welfare. The Shelter Veterinarian is responsible for providing comprehensive care, treatment, and surgical services for the animals entering the East Bay SPCA shelters. This position provides guidance to staff and volunteers in relation to shelter medicine. The Shelter Veterinarian works closely with the medical support staff, shelter team, foster parents, volunteers, and the clinical veterinary service team. (Posted 11/14/19)

Transfer Coordinator

Do you love animals and want to help your community? Join the Oakland Animal Services team as a transfer coordinator! Improve the lives of animals in Oakland by facilitating transfers from Oakland Animal Services (OAS), the city’s only open-admission shelter, to nonprofit adoption partners and other outside agencies. The incumbent will oversee the Oakland Animal Services transfer program to include cultivating relations with partner shelters, selecting appropriate animals for transfer and maintaining communication internally and externally about animals being transferred. This staff position is also responsible for assisting the Foster Care Coordinator in fulfilling his/her duties in his/her absence.

To apply: send your cover letter and resume to info@oaklandsanimals.org by November 25th. (Posted 11/12/19)

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