Metro Animal Control Manager
City of Casper, WY - Casper, WY

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To direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs and activities of the Metro Animal Control and Welfare Division of the Police Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Police Department.

Examples of Duties:

Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Metro Animal Control and Welfare Division; ensure compliance in all projects and programs with local, State and Federal laws and regulations.

Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Division; recommend, within municipal policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of Animal Control and Welfare programs; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Police Chief or designee; implement improvements.

Select, train, motivate and evaluate Division personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for Division personnel; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Metro Animal Control and Welfare program annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.

Provide responsible staff assistance to the Police Chief or designee; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Serve as a liaison for Metro Animal Control and Welfare with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommend modifications to Metro Animal Control and Welfare programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.

Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of animal control and welfare.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

Develop cooperative partnerships with animal rescue groups to assist in placing adoptable animals from the shelter.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of an animal control and welfare program.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Management theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of programs.
  • Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to:
  • Manage, direct and coordinate the work of management, professional and technical personnel.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Metro Animal Control and Welfare Division.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives and practices for providing effective and efficient animal control services.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare clear and concise jurisdictional reports for entities served.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups and the general public.
  • Follow City safety procedures.


Experience : Six years of increasingly responsible experience in animal control and welfare, including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, animal science, law enforcement, or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates
: Possession of, or ability to obtain, certification as a Euthanasia Technician for State of Wyoming. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Wyoming driver's license. Necessary special requirements : Must be able to be commissioned by the Natrona County Sheriff's office. Must be legally qualified to possess a firearm.

Supplemental Information:

Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen test.

Employment subject to extensive background investigation, including polygraph and psychological examination.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.