Join the Sonoma County Animal Services team as the Animal Services Operations Manager, providing high standards of care, rescue, and support to animals in need!
Starting salary up to $63.64/hour ($132,824/year) and a competitive total compensation package!*
The County of Sonoma's Department of Health Services is seeking a dedicated and experienced Animal Services Operations Manager to join the Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) team. As the Animal Services Operations Manager, you will be at the forefront of our efforts to ensure the well-being of animals and the efficient operation of our services, making a substantial impact on animal welfare.
Reporting to the Animal Services Director, this position will be responsible for:
Supervising and reviewing the work of field, shelter, and community outreach supervisors, including developing and evaluating staff performance criteria and development plans
Developing and implementing operational policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure the welfare of animals and the safety of staff and volunteers, and recommending changes to agency policies and procedures
Developing methods to maximize efficiency and productivity of field, shelter, and administrative operations while maintaining excellent customer service
Monitoring the SCAS budget and providing reports to inform management decisions
Acting on behalf of the Animal Services Director as needed
The position may be asked to work on evenings, weekends, and holidays by being available to make decisions for Animal Control Officers in the field. Work is occasionally outdoors in various weather conditions. The position is expected to respond to the activation of the Department Operations Center in the event of an emergency and coordinate the provision of aid to households with animals affected by an emergency.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
General knowledge of animal husbandry
Thorough knowledge of animal shelter management, standards of animal care, and medical and behavioral concerns, including medical conditions and diseases seen in animal shelters
An understanding of the needs of Animal Care and Control's customers with the ability to lead the development of streamlined and user-friendly customer services
Excellent and effective communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
A demonstrated ability to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with the local community and interest groups, the leadership of state and local agencies, other County departments, and key city and county officials
The ability to motivate and lead a group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff
Strong administrative, analytical, and supervisory skills
Proficiency in utilizing data to plan and evaluate programs
Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Possess or can obtain certification in POST PC 832 Firearms, and Arrest and Seizure
Humane euthanasia certification and disaster response experience and training desired, but not required
*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.Apply by 12/4/23
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