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15533BR
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Animal Care and Control
ANIMAL CONTROL MANAGER
O3004G
Open Continuous
02/05/2013
Monthly
5177.82
6925.46
Non-Represented Employees
• Cafeteria Benefit Plan • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan • Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plan • 11 Paid Holidays • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits • Flexible Work Schedules
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative direction from a Deputy Director and are responsible for the operations of an animal shelter in an assigned geographical area or for providing management services and administrative coordination for a comprehensive Countywide animal care and control program that has significant impact to the Department such as Revenue Services or Animal Rescue/Field Services. Positions in this class have responsibility for animal shelter operations or a comprehensive Countywide program on a 24-hour, seven days-a-week basis and provide administrative and technical supervision to staff engaged in field patrol services, enforcement of animal license and vaccination services, kennel operations and shelter office work. These positions also perform budgetary, operational, and personnel management functions in order to effectively utilize the financial, material, and human resources allocated to assigned animal shelter or a comprehensive Countywide program. Positions in this class must work effectively with members of the public, animal welfare groups, community groups and city officials, and must exercise a knowledge of State laws, County ordinances, courtroom and hearing practices, and Departmental procedures pertinent to the impoundment, treatment and sheltering of domestic and wild animals, and placement of stray or abandoned animals.

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operations and services of an animal shelter and all field animal care and control services in an assigned geographical area or a comprehensive Countywide animal care and control program.

  • Supervises the enforcement of the County's Animal Control Ordinance and related State and local laws pertaining to animal licenses, vaccinations, and humane treatment of animals; supervises the collection of delinquent animal license fees and penalties.

  • Supervises all personnel assigned to the shelter or comprehensive Countywide program by evaluating performance, handling grievances at the first level, resolving disciplinary problems or recommending their resolution to higher levels.

  • Establishes patrol areas within the jurisdiction by analyzing such variables as workload statistics, population concentrations, available staff and traffic patterns.

  • Assigns staff to shifts and patrol areas in order to maximize coverage on a 7-day, 24-hour basis; continually revises schedules on the basis of such factors as absences, citizen complaints, health hazards and other emergencies.

  • Maintains liaison and meets and confers with officials of contract cities, public law enforcement and wildlife agencies such as the State Department of Fish and Game and other counties and cities, and community groups for the purpose of resolving problems concerning citizens complaints, level of service, response time and interpretation of code sections; assists local agencies in impounding and sheltering animals used as evidence in legal proceedings; disseminates educational information regarding the delivery of animal care and control services.

  • Identifies training needs for personnel, and supervises the conduct of training sessions for all personnel on such subjects as animal care, law enforcement, loading livestock, and animal capture.

  • Reviews field reports for such things as completeness, quality and uniformity of service and standards, and for indications of training needs and workload trends.

  • Prepares and submits budget requests for an assigned geographical area or comprehensive Countywide program; insures operations are maintained within established budget by reviewing and approving requests for overtime, equipment replacement, supplies, building and equipment repairs; and directs the allocation of resources to accomplish budget objectives.

  • Reviews the results of inspections within subordinates' assigned area to insure that all shifts are in conformance with laws governing feeding, sanitation, security and quarantine of animals.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:  Four (4) years of paid experience providing technical supervision in the operation of an animal care center or a comprehensive Countywide program at the level of Animal Control Officer IV* including responsibility for investigation of violations of animal care and control regulations and court prosecution.
Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- An Associate's degree or higher in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management or closely related field from an accredited** college or university.
- Completion/Certification of Animal Education Training classes (excluding a PC 832 certificate).
- Supervision/Management certification.

Credit will be given to applicants, who possess DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS and indicated so on their application.
 
* Experience at the level of Animal Control Officer IV in County of Los Angeles is defined as assistant to the Animal Control Manager and assumes charge of the shelter in the absence of the manager.

In order to receive credit for an Associate's degree or higher, completion of any Animal Education Training classes (excluding a PC 832 certificate), or Supervision/Management certification program, you must upload a legible copy of your official transcripts or degree from the accredited** institution, and/or certification with your application at the time of filing



Accreditation:**Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
This examination will consist of an qualifying evaluation of training and experience based on application information and desirable qualification, and an interview weighted at 100%.

Only the candidates with the highest scores on the qualifying evaluation of training and experience will be invited to the interview.

The interview will assess experience, management ability, work habits, attitude and adaptability, and personnel management ability.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.
The resulting Eligible Register from this examination will be used to fill a vacancy located throughout the Department of Animal Care and Control.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
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Applicants are required to submit a standard Los Angeles County Employment Application ONLINE only to be considered for this examination. Paper applications and/or resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of online applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to online applications.

Applications will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in person.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.  Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you clearly show that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS . Please fill out the application completely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education and/or experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, and dates completed. For each job held give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, your role, level of involvement, independence, size of organization, complexity, and level of accountability surrounding your experience, and salary earned.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ONLINE (via electronic submission) BY 5:00 PM (PST) on the last day of filing.  APPLICANTS WHO SUBMITTED THEIR APPLICATIONS AFTER THE FILING PERIOD WILL BE REJECTED AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.

TO APPLY ONLINE, CLICK THE LINK THAT READS " APPLY TO JOB " SO YOU CAN TRACK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE.

APPLICANTS MAY UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (i.e. official transcripts, diploma, etc.)  AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING.

Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (562) 422-3187 within five (5) days of filing.  Please include exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants MUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
 
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
 
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage during the selection process.
View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below:

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES BULLETIN INFORMATION

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Visit http://hr.lacounty.gov to view the above information. Click on Job Info Center Tab, and then click on County of Los Angeles Bulletin Information link under Some helpful links section.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

The County will make reasonable accommodations.
Luat Nguyen
(562) 256-7102
LNguyen@animalcare.lacounty.gov
(562) 256-7101
(800) 899-4099
(800) 735-2922
(800)897-0077
Animal Care
Professional