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Employer: Geary County
Division: Animal Shelter
Job Title: Assistant Animal Shelter Director
Salary: $13.98 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:  Assistant Animal Shelter Director            Please apply online at www.HRePartners.com



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range: 14   $13.98/hr.                                                                                                                                                  

Reports To:  Animal Shelter Director


Department:  Animal Shelter Department              Date:  December 2017                             



The job duties of the Assistant Animal Shelter Director include but are not limited to assist in implementing policies set out by the Geary County Commission and the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter Board; to assist in the leadership of the Shelter for effective and efficient management and operation of the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.


The Shelter is a joint County/City operation which receives much of their additional funding and support from the local Friends of the Animals Group.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Assistant Animal Shelter Director might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Assistant Animal Shelter Director. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Assist in the management of the operation and maintenance of the Animal Shelter including;
    • Operation and maintenance of the Animal Shelter conforming to City, State and Federal regulations and statutes.
    • Adoption or disposal of stray or vicious animals.
    • Hiring, training and supervision of staff.
  • Conduct research of policies, procedures and regulations as requested by Director.
  • Perform positive public relations including speaking engagements or public appearances as requested by Director.
  • Feed and water all animals housed in the facility.
  • Perform intake functions following specified checklist when animals are brought to shelter. Including such functions as:
    • Complete paperwork regarding animal history and appearance.
    • Administer vaccinations as instructed.
    • Caging animal in appropriate area.
    • Taking fecal sample for testing.
    • Monitor health of animals reporting any suspicion of illnesses or disease.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of facility including;
    • Scooping fecal matter inside and outside building.
    • Scrub and disinfect inside and outside of cages and fencing.
    • Spray outside housing of shelter with disinfectant,
    • Sweep and mop walking areas.
    • Scrub and disinfect all feeding/watering dishes and litter boxes.
    • Maintain clean bedding in clean cages.
    • Dust objects and washing walls, bathroom, lobby and office area.
    • Trash removal.
  • Answer telephone and greet and assist public.


Supervisory Functions:

  • Direct the work and manage the Kennel Technician and the volunteers of the Animal Shelter Department.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate work activities of subordinates and review work.
  • Assist with employee training and safety programs.
  • Recommend employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, and discharge.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years hands-on experience working in a shelter, rescue or other closely related facility.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory or lead worker preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license.



  • Working knowledge in care and treatment of animals.
  • Ability to recognize possibility of illnesses.
  • Ability to deal with animals of all breed and temperaments, have no fear of animals and no extreme allergies.
  • Skill in interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to use GPS systems.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, SDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform intermediate mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to assist with preparation and administration of department’s budget.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.




The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 50 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in a kennel setting.
  • Extreme weather conditions can be encountered.
  • The facility is open seven (7) days a week, therefore some weekend and holiday work is expected.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.




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Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above, and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GEASSTASDIR122017

Open Date: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: