Animal Services Coordinator
The City of Hesperia invites your interest in the following positions: Animal Services Coordinator
Duties: The Animal Service Coordinator is a non-represented position and will be responsible for the supervision of shelter operations and staff and insuring the proper care and treatment of all animals in the City’s care. Performs, oversees, and assists in the training of shelter staff and the care of impounded animals, cleaning and maintaining animal care facilities and monitoring, administering, safeguarding medicines and controlled substances, and assisting with euthanization. Assists with managing the Rescue Group and Foster programs; assists with resolving problems and addressing dissatisfaction. Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations and submits justifications; monitors and controls expenditures; prepares requisitions. Assists the public with adoption of animals and responds to inquiries and/or complaints either in writing and/or verbally; assists and oversees the coordination and scheduling of the animal adoption program activities both in-house and off site and assists in the recommendation, creation, preparation and implementation of animal care and shelter services goals and objectives, grant writing, fundraising, policies, procedures and/or manuals. Performs other required duties as necessary.
Qualifications: A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience including some lead supervisory experience, in an animal care environment involving care, handling, and sheltering of animals and/or the performance of related work and a High School diploma or GED. The study of animal science or closely related field courses is desirable. Must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of California, possess certification and training in the euthanization of animals by injection and possess, or the ability to obtain, a valid class “C” California driver’s license.