Employer Name Monterey County Health Department   Address 1330 Natividad Rd
Job Type Full-time   Address 2
Experience 2 - 5 Years   City Salinas
Education Associates Degree   State California
  Zip Code 93906

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Job Description

Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

$5,119 – $9,189 per Month
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: March 03, 2018

The Environmental Health Bureau has an opening for a fulltime Animal Services Manager (Operations Manager) at the Animal Services Center in Salinas. Reporting to the Director of the Environmental Health Bureau, the successful candidate will plan, organize, and direct the activities of Monterey County's Animal Services in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Animal Services Manager selects, supervises, trains and evaluates professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff; monitors staff productivity; establishes work schedules and standards of performance; and recommends and implements employee discipline as may be necessary. The Animal Services Manager represents the Monterey County's Animal Services and collaborates with the public, outside agencies, County departments, and city officials.

Animal Services is responsible for implementing sections of Title 8 of the Monterey County Code (Animal Control). While protecting, promoting, and enhancing the health, safety, and quality of life for companion animals and people within Monterey County, Animal Services performs animal control duties that include but is not limited to: field services for the impoundment of animals roaming at large; the treatment, control, and prevention of rabies in animals; and the issuance of dog and cat licensing. Animal Services also provides a modern animal shelter that includes a spay/neuter clinic, and a pet adoption program Public education about animal care is also provided as a means to prevent an over population of dogs and cats in the community and promote responsible pet ownership. Animal Services is also responsible for the permitting of kennels and pet shops in Monterey County as well as responding to animal nuisance and code issues such as dog barking, dog bites and enforcement of the Rooster Ordinance (Sec. 8.50 of Title 8 of the Monterey County Code).

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on a needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and resume is not submitted by the priority screening date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

Resumes may be submitted, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4618.

• If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4618.
• Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
• If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.
• If you are hired into this classification, as a condition of your employment, you will have 30 days to join the union and authorize a union dues deduction or salary deduction of appropriate fees.

Required Skills

Examples of Duties
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Chain of Command, Organizational Management, and Public Administration.
• Federal, State and local laws, codes and ordinances related to Animal Services programs including responsibilities and legal liabilities of those participating in the work.
• Basic Principles and practices of the assigned county department operations and its administration and organization.
• Advanced principles of financial administration, including procurement, contracts and purchasing, public budgeting and reporting.
• General computer systems and applications utilized within a typical office work environment and general knowledge of specialized software programs utilized for kennel management, pet licensing and animal clinics.
• Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of fiscal administration including budget preparation and administration and financial analysis.
• Principals, practices of the specific social, community or public services area, including current trends in animal shelters, animal advocacy, research, treatment, education and management of rabies and dog bites, potentially dangerous and vicious animals.
• Principles and practices of effective public/community and customer relations.
• Effective methods of record keeping and program documentation.

Skill and abilities to:
• Organize, direct and coordinate program services.
• Work cooperatively with other departments within the county as well as outside organizations both public and private.
• Plan, organize and evaluate employee work performance; exercise good judgment and decisiveness; analyze business problems, develop recommendations and implement appropriate solutions.
• Establish effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Learn, interpret, and correctly apply codes, ordinances, laws, rules and regulations governing the work.
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing on legal and policy matters related to the work; produce clear, concise and detailed instructions, procedures, and reports, grant applications and contracts.
• Manage division activities; monitor and communicate progress; prioritize and meet timelines; coordinate functions with other County departments and outside agencies as appropriate; create document and maintain division level business processes, policies and procedures.
• Perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
• Train, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff.
• Read and interpret a variety of policies, procedures technical manuals and instructions.

Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:
• Demonstrate the effective use of the Chain of Command and basic supervisory techniques in the decision-making and oversight process.
• Demonstrate professional behavior and judicious management.
• Communicate effectively with management, stakeholder groups, and individuals from a broad range of social, economic and political backgrounds.
• Ability to remain calm under stress/high pressure situations.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate Degree in business administration, public health administration, public administration, or a related field. (Experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for education.)


Experience Four years of progressively responsible experience in animal control, humane society, or other agency that has provided municipal or public animal control field operations, at least one year of which was at a lead or supervisory level.

Condition of Employment:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
• Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
• Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
• The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
• Incumbent must successfully complete course PC 832 in Arrest, Search, and Seizure and Firearms Training, and in compliance with California Code of Regulations, complete 8 hours of "Euthanasia Training Curriculum" within one year of appointment. Animal Control staff do not carry firearms.

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