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Hillsborough County Government

Animal Care Supervisor (#ANCASVGENL) GENL
$16.20-$25.72 Hourly / $2,808.00-$4,458.13 Monthly / $33,696.00-$53,497.60 Yearly


Performs supervisory duties involving the health care and sustenance of animals in an animal shelter. 


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years experience in animal care in a shelter environment, veterinary clinic, or animal care facility; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of Florida and Hillsborough County animal care and control laws and ordinances pertaining to small animals.
  • Considerable knowledge of the care and humane treatment of animals.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the Animal Services Department.
  • Working knowledge of animal drug use regulations and euthanasia programs, including biohazardous waste disposal and the operation of an animal cremation unit.
  • Working knowledge of general sanitation and maintenance techniques used in an animal shelter.
  • Some knowledge of animal diseases and health requirements.
  • Skill in administering medication and medical treatment to animals.
  • Ability to use animal handling equipment within a shelter environment, including specialized handling of dangerous or suspected rabid animals.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to maintain files and prepare work related reports.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and evaluate information and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to control and move animals weighing up to 200 pounds.
  • Ability to work effectively with others. 
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance to insure the proper and humane treatment and care of animals.
  • Supervises the operation and use of the crematorium.
  • Receives public complaints and implements appropriate action individually or through the assignment of applicable personnel to insure an appropriate and responsive reply and foster good public relations.
  • Inspects shelter building and grounds for cleanliness to insure humane conditions and treatment of animals.
  • Insures that cleaning equipment and machinery operate in accordance with established operational and security guidelines and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records in accordance with established policies and all record keeping requirements. Reports and records include, but are not limited to, animal history, kennel sanitation, use of medical supplies and equipment, controlled drug dispensing, euthanasia reports, crematorium procedures and actions.
  • Records, retrieves and verifies animal history information using a computer.
  • Picks up donated shelter supplies from private and public agencies.
  • May be required to perform the duties of a Senior Animal Care Assistant.
  • Supports the Department in mandated ESF-17 (Emergency Support Function 17) responsibilities in the event of a disaster or during an activation of the County’s Emergency Operations Center.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: ANCASVGENL; EST: 1/1/2000; REV: 1/5/2012;