Recruitment #22-128-3598

Job Description

Is herding cats an actual job? At Loudoun County Animal Services it is! LCAS is the first public shelter in the United States to meet 100% of the ASV Animal Shelter Guidelines, and we are looking for an Operations Manager to keep us in compliance as we shelter 2,300 animals a year and provide comprehensive animal services to the fast-growing community of Loudoun County, Virginia.

The Operations Manager oversees three direct reports, and works closely with the humane law enforcement team, outreach team, and veterinary team on a daily basis, promoting success within the shelter, and seeing that our mission of excellence and compassion is carried out in all aspects of internal and external operations.

The Operations Manager must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing a wide variety of tasks, while ensuring that a gold standard of customer service, animal care and personnel management is in place at all times.

The successful applicant will recognize the importance of meticulous record-keeping, possess an ability to motivate and excite staff, and bring fresh ideas for LCAS to realize the full potential of our brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Leesburg.

Additional information: 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.

Hiring Range: $66,638.24-$91,627.58

Salary commensurate with experience

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Community or Public relations, or a related field; five (5) years related work experience such as in animal sheltering, animal welfare, or veterinary field and one (1) year of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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, 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 occasional evenings and/or holidays. Valid driver's license and good driving record (driving records may be reviewed annually for continued qualification).

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo a background check to include criminal and DMV checks and physical examination, to include drug screening.

Complete and continue renewal of certification in accordance with Virginia Veterinarian's Directive 79-1 (Methods Prescribed or Approved for Animal Euthanasia); Will also be required to obtain certification in Incident Command System 100, 200, 700, and 800 within 12 months of employment. Fear free training program and euthanasia certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire.

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