Job Description

Denver Animal Protection is seeking an Animal Protection Officer Supervisor to supervise animal protection employees who enforce local and regional laws concerning the care and treatment of animals, investigate complaints of non-compliance with animal ordinances and laws, perform facility compliance inspections, perform court liaison duties pertaining to the issuance of legal summonses, and provide education to the public regarding public health, animal care, safety, and welfare.

Additionally, the Animal Protection Officer Supervisor:
-Provides day to day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance service environment that enforces local and regional laws concerning the care and treatment of animals and recommends process improvements and changes in practices and procedures to increase operating efficiency and expedite work flow
-Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of animal protection staff members, provides technical expertise to staff, and establishes unit and staff work goals and objectives
-Trains staff members on local and regional laws and ordinances, testifying in court, and providing training to the public on the responsibilities of pet ownership and proper pet care and orients new staff with policies, procedures, and practices
-Supervises the issuance of legal summonses regarding various animal control violations and testifies in court on law violations involving cases of animal cruelty, neglect, abuse, and/or abandonment
-Maintains detailed daily reports of protection activities and animal inspections, ensures that staff prepares comprehensive records, reports, and documentation that complies with standards and requirements
-Implements safety standards and develops procedures to ensure compliance
-Develops or modifies work plans, methods, and procedures and determines work priorities
-Assigns and distributes work, reviews work for accuracy and completeness, and returns assignments with recommendations for proper completion
-Resolves problems encountered during daily operations and determines standards for problem resolution including escalations from clients
-Develops performance goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback, and formally evaluates the work of employees
-Responds to formal and informal employee grievances and prepares written response
-Documents causes for disciplinary action and initiates letters of reprimand and formal recommendations for disciplinary action
-Provides work instruction and assists employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments
-Performs humane euthanasia on animals
-Operates vehicle and two-way radio in performance of duties
-Assists in the development of departmental budgets
-Reviews "problem inspections" of establishments and ensures compliance with municipal ordinances, laws, regulations, and contracts.

This is a full time job

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Closing Date: Monday, November 8, 2021

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