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Salary: $8,061-$9,798 per month plus benefits


THE POSITION:  Under general direction of the Code Enforcement Official, the Animal Care and Control Manager position plans, organizes, develops, coordinates, manages and supervises the daily operation of the Animal Care and Control Division; enforces state laws and City ordinances pertaining to the care, treatment, humane protection and control of animals; manages staff; prepares and administers the division’s budget; coordinates and monitors the City’s contracts for providing animal sheltering and treatment activities; and performs administrative and program duties required for a successful Animal Care and Control program; performs related duties, as required.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

Education: Bachelor's degree (one hundred and eighty (180) quarter units or 120 semester units) from an accredited college or university with a major in animal science, agricultural science, business or public administration, health administration or closely related field;


Experience: Five (5) years of full-time increasingly responsible administrative, management, licensing, kenneling or enforcement of local ordinances, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. 
Substitution:  Additional experience as described above may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education, on the basis that one year of full-time experience substitutes for thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units. 


  • Must possess a valid California class “C” driver’s license upon hire and maintain throughout the length of employment with the City of Victorville.


Must possess within 12 months of hire:

  • Certification by Peace Officer Standards and Training Penal Code 832 – Arrest and Firearms (POST P.C. 832).

  • National Animal Control Association & Humane Officer Academy (NACHO) certification or the California Humane Officer Basic certification.

  • Euthanasia by injection certification from a recognized organization within the State of California.

  • P.O.S.T. certified, RCB / baton certification.

  • P.O.S.T. certified, OC pepper spray certification.


APPLY ONLINE: www.victorvilleca.gov no later than 7/10/20, 12:00 midnight.(Posted 6/30/20)

Animal Control Officer

City of Piedmont, CA

Base Salary: $4,718 – 5,732/per month + great benefits!

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled, with the first review of applications on July 7, 2020


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.  This position patrols the cities of Piedmont and Emeryville. 


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 is 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. (Posted 6/29/20)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Antioch Animal Services

Provide medical care and treatment of animals at the City of Antioch Animal Shelter. Supervise and direct the day-to-day activities of the Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT) and others responsible for the medical management of shelter animals. Assist in developing, advancing and implementing veterinary clinic medical and shelter operations protocols. Provide high level customer service to animal care partners and members of the public.

$144,264.00 - $175,356.00 Annually

Graduation from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California from the California Veterinary Medical Board.
Minimum of One (1) year of full time (or the equivalent of full time) experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or animal shelter environment that includes performing surgery.
• Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. An out-of-state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process, but a valid California license must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment to the position.
• Possess and maintain a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the United States Department of Justice, Drug enforcement Administration (DEA license).

• Must maintain a California Veterinary License in good standing and pursue adequate continuing education to continue to provide standard of care pursuant to the mission of Antioch Animal Shelter.

(Posted 6/26/20)

Animal Services Officer I

The Animal Services Officer I enforces City and local ordinances governing the care and keeping of domestic animals in the City; impounds cares for, and disposes of animals as appropriate; investigates complaints; patrols assigned areas; assists the public; cleans and maintains animal shelter facilities. Incumbents are expected to learn and apply related laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures. The Animal Services Unit functions under the authority of the Police Department and falls under the Bureau of Support Services.


Positions in this classification are flexibly staffed and initially filled at the Entry-level, (Level I). Based on the needs of the City, and at the discretion of the department; Animal Services Officer I incumbents may promote to the Animal Services Officer II level when experience, education, and training requirements for Level II are met.

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience, training, or course work in animal breeds, animal health, animal behavior and/or animal control

Experience interpreting, explaining and enforcing laws and regulations in any field

Ability to deal with the public in a tactful but firm manner in difficult, emotional situations

Ability to prepare written reports and maintain efficient records


Specific Requirements for the position:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent

​Relevant course work or training in animal health, animal behavior and/or animal control is desirable


  1. Six months experience as an Animal Services Aide with the City of Tracy


  1. One (1) year experience providing customer service

​**Experience working with animals or enforcing laws and regulations is highly desirable**

​**Experience in a City or County animal services agency is highly desirable**


(Posted 6/24/20)

Animal Services Officer

Animal Services Officers report directly to the Animal Services Supervisor. Officers are expected to solve routine or repetitive problems without assistance, but unusual or unique problems are referred to a higher class. Please email Director Teri Rockhold, trockhold@fresnohumane.org, for a detailed job description or to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may qualify. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.

Experience: Six months experience in the care and handling of domestic, farm and ranch animals.

License: Possession of a valid, appropriate California driver’s license issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Special Requirements: The ability to qualify through a background investigation and fingerprint check, including a satisfactory driving record; the ability to lift and carry injured, live and dead animals weighing up to 75 pounds; and to work shifts, standby, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.

Knowledge of:

-The various breeds of dogs;

-Familiarity with the diseases affecting small domestic animals;

-Safe work practices related to the handling and care of animals and facilities maintenance.

$27,040 – $37,440 Annually

(Posted 6/17/20)

Animal Services Manager

Animal Services Manager ($75,504-$91,790 /yr.) Experienced manager needed to plan, organize, supervise and participate in the day-to-day operations of rural animal services agency, including routine and emergency field patrol, shelter operations, healthcare, volunteer coordination, and administrative/budget duties.  First screening of applications will take place on 6/26/2020. For detailed job flyer including qualifications visit humanresources.calaverasgov.us EOE

(Posted 6/15/20)

Shelter Veterinarian

Provide leadership and direction for the medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Responsible for the day to day health of animals in the shelter. Triage and stabilize ill and injured animals (including on-call as needed), diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, anesthetize animals as needed, and perform surgery.  Work with staff to create community programs to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. Must have a great attitude towards saving lives. Recognition and documentation of animal cruelty, including expert witness testimony.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of disease

  • Disease identification and surveillance, including daily rounds

  • Triage and examination of a variety of species

  • Efficiently stabilize and manage a variety of trauma cases, including vehicular traumas, high-rise traumas, etc.

  • Recognize, manage and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, with a particular focus on infectious diseases

  • Direct veterinary technicians and assistants in the daily performance of their duties

  • Oversee controlled substances use and logging with the assistance of the medical personnel (where applicable)

  • Properly record all drug activity, DEA logs, and statistics, as required by law

  • Administration and monitoring of anesthesia

  • Performance of routine surgery, focusing on high-volume high-quality spay/neuter

  • Develop Public Education and Programs for community animals

  • Collect appropriate samples and perform and/or request appropriate laboratory tests, including decapitation for rabies testing 

  • Interpretation of laboratory data and radiographs

  • Assist in placement and euthanasia decisions

  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure compliance with relevant state law and county code

Request a complete job description by emailing Julie Johnson, jjohnson@bakersfieldspca.org. (Posted 6/3/20)

Veterinary Practice Manager

Are you a leader in your animal shelter and tired of red tape, lack of best practices, or too many animals and not enough staff? Make a change! Think beaches, mountains, wine county, and a hometown feel in a tourist town… Santa Barbara Humane Society might be the place for you. Minimal client contact, few after-hours calls, 8-5 shift with a LUNCH break all while making a difference in pet overpopulation and helping pets and their people. Lead innovative teams through mentorship and share your knowledge to continue our great work in the community. Competitive salary and amazing nonprofit benefits included.


Full job description at www.sbhumanesociety.org/about-us/work-for-us/

(Posted 6/29/20)

Executive Director

Reporting to the board, the executive director (ED) is the primary management leader of MAC and is responsible for providing strong leadership for the overall direction, coordination, performance, evaluation, and fiscal stewardship of the Center as guided by the mission and policies as established by the Animal Care Trust Board of Management (ACT).  The ED serves as the liaison among ACT, staff, volunteers, key stakeholders, elected officials, government officials and citizens of the City of Chattanooga. The ED is responsible for the administration of all programs and services of MAC and has the capacity to develop a strategic vision for, and the ability to execute, the plans and policies of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of companion animal issues and have leadership experience in an animal management environment. S/he will also demonstrate a knack for business, fundraising, possess strong people skills and emotional intelligence, and the ability to work up, down, across the organization to achieve goals. S/he will have experience working with a board of directions, staff and volunteers, and the capacity to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders and donors. The ED will partner with ACT to grow the organization’s base of support while managing day-to-day operations of the Center.

Please submit a resume and cover letter summarizing your qualifications as they relate to the position description to search@adisagroup.com.

(Posted 5/28/20)

Shelter Veterinarian

Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation has a vacant position for Shelter Veterinarian. Our facility was built in 2009 and was state of the art at that time, we have an intake of approximately 14,000 animals per year and the mix is about 50/50 dogs and cats. In 2019 our annual live release rate was 87% and we strive to make every animal adoption eligible. Our medical staff consists of two full-time Veterinarians and 3 RVTs. We have a digital radiography machine, intensive care unit, and many other types of specialized surgical equipment. We partner with other agencies to complete spay/neuter surgeries on feral cats and overflow adoptable animals from our shelter. Typical work week is 4/10 shift. We are looking for energetic forward-thinking individuals to continue our mission.


Approximate Monthly Salary: $8,397.24 - $10,205.10. There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.
The Veterinarian manages, organizes, directs, and reviews all aspects of veterinary services for the Department of Animal Care and Regulation. Under general direction, incumbents perform veterinary work involved in inspection, investigation, diagnosis, prevention, control, treatment and eradication of contagious and infectious diseases of animals; oversee the work of staff who assist with animal health or euthanasia procedures; and represent the County on the care and treatment of animals and pets.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree;
AND One (1) year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or shelter environment, including the performance of surgery.

Final cut-off is at 5:00 PM on July 20, 2020. (Posted 5/22/20)

Division Manager, Shelter Services And Operations

Salary Range:  $85,248.80 - $139,791.08


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of four to six years of professional administrative experience in customer service operations, outreach programs, social services programs, community engagement services, animal or kennel shelter programs, or related fields are required.



Miami-Dade County offers fringe benefits that include full medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, optional 457 pre-tax savings plan, optional flexible spending accounts, 14 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System, physical fitness center and daycare.

Resumes and other information submitted in response to this advertisement are public records pursuant to Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. Hiring decisions are contingent upon results of a background check and pre-employment physical including alcohol/drug testing. 

Applicants must apply online no later than Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at: www.miamidade.gov/jobs  to JO# 59429. (Posted 5/20/20)

License Inspector

Salary: $16 Hourly (plus commission)

Full-Time / Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k


Under direct supervision of Supervisor of Customer Service. Drives to assigned area and checks door to door with residents for compliance with dog license regulations. Offers public information on dog licensing issues and services. Collect fees for licenses.

  • Enforces licensing laws mandated by State and local governments.

  • Collect money, required paperwork/information for dog licenses.

  • Issue citations for license violations.

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

(Posted 5/19/20)

Director of Animal Services

Salary: $123,336 - $149,916
Application deadline: 06/12/20

BA in public or business administration, animal husbandry, biological science or closely related field AND 6 years of progressively responsible experience in field and investigations programs, shelter and/or veterinary services is required. Two (2) years of experience in a management capacity is also required. A combination of related experience and education may be considered. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=649

For additional information:
Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Online brochure: executivesearch.cpshr.us
City of San Bernardino website: www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us

EOE (Posted 5/7/20)

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