Supervisor Kennel Operations
Lee County Government - Fort Myers, FL

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This is advanced responsible animal care work maintaining the health, feeding,daily maintenance and medical care of animals. Incumbent provides leadership and direction to Animal Care Specialists. Work is performed under the general direction of the Operations Manager who reviews work through reports, conferences and observations of work performed.

Examples Of Essential Duties:
Provides leadership and direction to Animal Care Specialists. Work is performed under the general direction of the Operations Manager who reviews work through reports, conferences, and observations of work performed. Supervises the work of subordinates by preparing, assigning, and reviewing work schedules; providing training, counseling, and conducting performance evaluations. Utilizes and maintains various equipment and tools associated with animal care activities which may include cleaning tools and supplies, control pole, humane traps, nets, medical equipment, and supplies. Responsible for the coordination of disaster preparedness of shelter animals during a natural and/or man-made disaster. Assesses temperament for disposition of animals including adoption, pet partnership placement, or humane euthanasia. Works directly with pet placement partners on transfer of adoptable animals. Works directly with foster families with temporary placement of animals requiring rehabilitation. Performs euthanasia as part of population and disease control and to relieve pain and suffering. Attends meetings, seminars, workshops, and training as appropriate.

Typical Qualifications:
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of related and/or combined work experience in animal handling, including one year supervisory experience. Requires possession of Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) Certification in Euthanasia or be able to obtain within 90 days of employment. Ability to lift up to 80 pounds, bend, stoop, lift, and crawl as necessary for handling and transporting of animals, equipment, and supplies. Ability to work in a variety of environmental factors and in all weather conditions. Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Supplemental Information:
Educates the public on responsible pet ownership and compliance with State Statute, County, and City Ordinances. Maintains a comprehensive current knowledge of animal first aid, care, and maintenance, Zoonotic diseases, animal breed recognition, and characteristic behavior and applicable laws and regulations. Knowledge of state statute and local ordinances relating to animal licensing, leash laws, animal control enforcement procedures, and rabies control. Knowledge of two-way radio, wireless communications, digital camera, office equipment, computer software such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing technical information and recommendations in response to inquiries and complaints. Ability to train subordinates on proper animal handling, microchip scanning, recognition of signs of Zoonotic diseases of animals, and laws pertaining to State Statute, County, and City Ordinances. Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with the general public, pet placement partners, co-workers, elected and appointed officials, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Ability to analyze problems, render service or assistance, and make appropriate decisions and judgments of effectiveness or compliance.

Work Hours and Days are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with rotating weekends.