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Animal Services Manager - Hutchinson, KS

Animal Services Manager
Animal Services
Seniority Level:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
October 3, 2018
Hutchinson, KS
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The City of Hutchinson’s Animal Services division was created in 2006 with the opening of its new municipal animal shelter.  Through the help of private funding, the Hutchinson Animal Shelter was further improved and expanded in 2009 and has the current capacity of housing/sheltering 40 dogs, 36 cats, 12 holding cages for stray cats or other species, 6 isolation cat cages, 4 dog isolation cages, and 17 intake kennels.

This high-profile management position is responsible for directing and managing the operations of Animal Services which encompasses both the animal shelter and animal control enforcement activities along with the supervision of four shelter technicians and three Animal Control Officers and numerous volunteers. This position is also responsible for ensuring the consistent enforcement of animal control codes by the staff; coordinating veterinary care, and euthanasia as needed; administration of the animal licensing program; developing an effective public education/prevention programs; and building close relationships with other animal rescues and volunteer organizations. 

In addition to the above, this position will also prepare special administrative reports; analyze and evaluate the overall animal regulation program and initiate program changes as necessary; prepare and monitor the Animal Services operating budget (including the purchase of equipment and materials); research, apply and manage grants to aid in the shelter and animal control  operations; respond to questions and complaints from the general public; and present information at City Council meetings, various Boards and Commissions, etc. as needed.

The successful candidate should have some college experience with relevant course work in business/public administration and animal science; 3+ years progressively responsible experience in animal control/sheltering agency operation; thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to animal control, handling and euthanasia of common domestic animals and livestock; and demonstrated skill with public relations, program development, budget administration, resource management, and supervision. 

Other requirements include possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license upon employment, and Euthanasia Certification within one year of employment. Applicant must be able to testify in court and have no integrity issues and no domestic violence, animal cruelty or felony criminal history or convictions.

Salary range:  $46,971 to $70,451 DOQ

Hutchinson offers a wonderful quality of life with excellent public and private schools, and numerous recreational and cultural amenities.  It is also within a short drive to larger metropolitan areas. For more community information, please visit:

The City of Hutchinson strongly supports employee training and development and offers an excellent total compensation package. 

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Job Post Expiration Date April 3, 2019

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