Supervising Animal Control Officer

  • Job Reference: 381588362-2
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2021
  • Recruiter: The County of El Dorado, California
  • Location: Placerville, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description



The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.


The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Their over 600 employees are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities.


The Health and Human Services Agency's Animal Services provides field services to enforce state statutes and county ordinances regulating animal care and welfare, rabies control to investigate animal bites and human exposures to rabies, and shelter operations to house and care for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals.


Use your knowledge and skills to assist animals in your community! The Supervising Animal Control Officer is responsible for monitoring actions of officers in the field, providing technical advice in difficult situations and investigating complaints against officers. This class is distinguished from Manager of Animal Control in that the latter is a division head, responsible for all animal control and kennel operations.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

* Assist the Manager of Animal Control in planning, organizing and implementing the County's animal control program.
* Provide supervision, training, work review and evaluation to Animal Control Officers; organize and assign work, set priorities and follow up as required.
* Effectively recommend selection decisions, disciplinary matters and other personnel decisions.
* Investigate complaints from the public and other agencies regarding nuisance, stray, uncontrolled, dangerous, wild or diseased animals; perform rescue of stranded or injured animals.
* Conduct investigations of complaints regarding animal cruelty; investigates animal bites, arranging for appropriate identification and quarantine.
* Explain state and local laws, codes and ordinances relating to the care and control of animals, filing of complaints, and policies of the shelter to the public.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job descriptionhere.


The ideal candidate will have work experience in a lead or supervisory role in an animal care or control field within a governmental organization, or a humane investigations field unit for a non-profit humane organization. They will be knowledgeable in all aspects of field operations including, but not limited to court testimony, evidence gathering, and preparation of search warrants. Proficiency in the application of the multitude of California animal laws in the Food and Ag codes, Health and Safety codes, and Penal codes is an important component of the applicant's institutional experience. The ideal candidate should be a competent writer and an effective presenter that is confident in tense situations.

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:

Three years of experience in animal care, control or enforcement at a level equivalent to the County's class of Animal Control Officer II, OR one year at a level equivalent to the County's class of Sr. Animal Control Officer. College level coursework in animal control, animal behavior, law enforcement or a related field is desirable.

Other Requirements:

* Must possess a valid driver's license.

* Must be able to work with animals and regularly lift and carry up to 80 pounds.

* Must either have completed the California State Humane Officer Academy and coursework required by PC Section 832, or have completed a similar Humane Officer/Animal Control academy or training curriculum and must be able to successfully complete the California State Humane Officer Academy and coursework required by PC Section 832 within one year of employment.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain firearms qualifications.

Click hereto view the minimum qualifications for Supervising Animal Control Officer, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.


Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Nicholas Jetton in Human Resources at


The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening,qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

For more information on the recruitment process, clickhere.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for the Supervising Animal Control Officer. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. There is currently (1) one full time vacancy located in South Lake Tahoe, CA and there is currently (1) one full time vacancy located in Diamond Springs, CA.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to currentCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Ordersrequiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:

* 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
* 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
* 129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

* Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
* Skiing and Snowboarding
* Live Music and Music Festivals
* Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
* El Dorado County Fair
* Placerville Speedway
* Farm to Fork Restaurants
* Local Shopping Gems