Recruitment #19-T3-2063


Do you have a passion for helping pets and people? Are you just as handy with a mop as you are with a cranky calico? Does a stack of freshly folded towels and a well-stocked dog food cabinet make you feel like life is complete? You might be just the person we are looking for to lead our team of six as our Animal Care Supervisor!

Job Description

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) is seeking qualified applications for an Animal Care Supervisor to oversee all aspects of animal care in the shelter setting. Receiving more than 2,000 animals a year, and achieving a live release rate of over 93%, no two days are the same, but the rewards of working with the people and animals of Loudoun County are endless. Loudoun County is currently constructing a state-of-the-art animal shelter, scheduled for opening in Leesburg (VA) of fall in 2020, but in the meantime, this Waterford-based position will play a critical role as we prepare to open the first public animal shelter in the US to meet 100% of the ASV Shelter Guidelines.

Core components of this position include management and leadership of:

  • Six animal care technicians, including their scheduling, training and support
  • Pet adoption programs, working with adopters to help them find the best match for their family
  • Implementation of training and behavior modification plans for cats and dogs to improve adoptability and help them cope with the shelter environment

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in animal sheltering and animal care, to include a wide variety of companion animals
  • Have exceptional time management, organizational and customer service skills
  • Be team-oriented and enjoy working with people as much as with animals, but also have the ability to self-start and make leadership decisions
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development

Job Requirements

  • Position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma/GED and 6 years of directly related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with handling dogs, cats, and other animals required
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Experience in an animal shelter, kennel, or veterinary hospital preferred
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred

Special Requirements

Animal Services is a physically demanding occupation, with the potential for exposure to infectious diseases, viruses, noxious fumes and chemicals, as well as risk of injury. A rabies pre-exposure vaccination series will commence immediately upon hire unless proof of prior vaccination is provided. Staff should not have allergies to, or fear of, common companion animal species, including cats, dogs, reptiles, guinea pigs and rabbits. Must have the ability to control large and potentially dangerous animals over 100 pounds and team lift animals weighing up to 75 pounds.

Must be available to work shifts, including mornings, weekends, and rotating evenings and/or holidays.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Successful candidate will undergo a background check and physical examination, to include drug screening
  • Candidate will be required to obtain certification to perform euthanasia within 6 months of hire
  • Will also be required to obtain certification in Incident Command System 100, 200, 700, and 800 within 12 months of employment