Job Description

San Diego Humane Society is hiring a full-time Sergeant for our Humane Law Enforcement team!

How you’ll impact our mission:

At San Diego Humane Society, we’re united by our mission to Inspire Compassion. This position impacts the lives of more than 40,000 animals each year by leading Officers and patrolling designated areas to enforce state laws and local ordinances, ensure humane treatment of animals, issue citations, investigate complaints involving animal neglect and/or cruelty, and educate the public regarding proper animal care.

If you’re compassionate, honest, and trustworthy and excited to participate in animal investigations and rescue operations, we’d love to talk to you.

What’s in it for you?

At SDHS, we’re proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and commit to being a place where every person – staff, volunteer, and guest – can feel a sense of belonging. We support and invest in employees through conscious delivery of benefits and a workplace environment based on our Core Values.

As an employee you’ll enjoy:

Competitive pay and paid time-off (including your Birthday Day Off!)
Comprehensive benefits package, training and well-being programs
403(b) retirement plan with 5% match after 1 year
Free pet adoptions, pet vaccines and spay/neuter services
Relocation bonus is negotiable
…and so much more!

What you’ll do:

Provide leadership to officers within their assigned campus, ensuring appropriate documentation and departmental procedures are followed for all cases
Be responsible for assisting with all aspects of selection, training, evaluating, and disciplining Humane Officers in cooperation with department Managers.
Ability to perform all Officer duties and responsibilities including enforcement of animal-related ordinances in contracting jurisdictions as well as other contractual services
Humanely handle, capture, restrain, confine and/or transport domestic animals and wildlife using proper humane equipment, methods, and techniques
Investigate and enforce animal cruelty laws and all activities associated therewith
Take animals under protective custody as evidence in crimes
Issue Citations, prepare and execute search warrants and arrest warrants, prepare cases for filing criminal charges with City Attorney/District Attorney
Analyze situations and apply established procedures and good judgment to enforce animal related laws
Utilize tact, judgment and strategy in dealing with a wide variety of people, both friendly and hostile
Explain and demonstrate proper animal care to a diverse group of people in the public service arena

What we’re looking for:

AA degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in Administration of Justice or related field of study.
Two (2) years of animal control, law enforcement or investigations experience required.
One (1) year of supervisor experience strongly preferred.
Training specified in subparagraph (D) and the basic training for a Level 2 Reserve Officer by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or completed an approved police powers program (832 Penal Code) required.
Must also satisfy the requirements of Section 1029, 1030, and 1031 of the Government Code.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be approved by SDHS insurance carrier to drive a company or personal vehicle for work purposes.

Location: Based at our San Diego Campus. This position works a 4/10 Alternative Work Schedule.

Pay: Starting range is between $31.00 - $35.00 per hour and is eligible for an hourly bilingual-Spanish premium. The actual hourly rate is determined by your related education and experience.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Hannah May
Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Closing Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

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