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Program Leader II (Animal Care)

Company: CALIFORNIA PARK & REC SOCIETY
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Hayward, CA Closing Date: November 21, 2022 Description: Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) -Hayward, CAProgram Leader II (Animal Care)$44,664.00 - $54,276.00 Salary/yearLooking for a great opportunity as a full-time care giver to wildlife? HARD is looking for a Program Leader II, performs support work related to animal care for resident and rehabilitation animals, a wildlife hospital, and an animal care team. This is an intermediate level class in the Program Leader series. Incumbents in this class perform the full range of duties with substantial independence. The primary responsibilities of this position are: conducting and instructing staff and volunteers in daily operations, implementing a variety of District and government policies and procedures for the care and wellbeing of all animals under our care; provide additional oversight of the operations and staffing of the animal hospital; assist with the scheduling and coordinating of the logistics for care including diet, health maintenance, enrichment, and enclosure maintenance of all animals in care; communication and supervision of subordinate staff and volunteers; trains, leads and directs the work related to District programs, events and activities surrounding the use and well-being of all animals under the District's care; inspects animal enclosures and recommends and implements maintenance and repair as needed; assumes responsibility for site and/or program activities in the absence of a superior; and performs related work as required. The ideal candidate is a strong leader, energetic, flexible, able to work in teams and independently, has a love for wildlife and passion for training, well organized and a strong communicator, has experience in training and supervising staff and volunteers. -First review of candidates will be October 31, 2022. This position may close at any time. -DEFINITIONUnder general supervision, performs support work related to a variety of District programs, events and activities within assigned program area or areas; prepares buildings, fields and facilities for scheduled activities/events; provides routine administrative support; and performs related work as required.DISTINGUISHING FEATURESThis is the intermediate level class in the Program Leader series. Incumbents in this class perform the full range of duties assigned to positions in the series with substantial independence.EXAMPLES OF DUTIESNOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.--- Conducts, instructs and leads program activities within one or more assigned program areas, based on District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.--- May lead the work of less experienced staff and/or volunteers on specific activities or projects.--- Opens, secure and monitors buildings and other areas before and after program use, prepares facilities and sets up equipment for activities/events.--- Inspects program areas and equipment and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.--- Helps maintain records of participation and collects participant fees.--- Transports, issues, receives and controls the use of program equipment and supplies; monitors equipment inventories and recommends procurement of items as needed.--- Implements and monitors District procedures regarding the safety of participants.--- Performs administrative duties such as phone and counter reception and registration processing.--- Assists in the planning and implementation of program activities.--- At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public.--- Performs other related duties as assignedLicense:--- Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license.Certifications:--- Must obtain certification in First Aid and CPR from a recognized provider within six (6) months of employment and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment.--- Certain positions may require that additional certifications be obtained.Special Requirements:--- Must be at least 16 years of age. Candidates currently enrolled in high school must possess a valid work permit.--- Candidates 18 years of age or older must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment.--- May be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays.May be required to travel between various locations.Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIESNOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the Examples of Duties section of this specification.Knowledge of:--- Policies, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.--- The care and proper use of program equipment, materials and supplies.Ability to:--- Work with adults, children and families to conduct, monitor and lead a variety of programs and activities.--- Interpret District regulations and policies and monitor for compliance.--- Prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions; respond appropriately in an emergency situation.--- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.--- Maintain discipline among program participants and observe safety precautions.--- Communicate effectively with a wide range of people.--- Make basic arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; count money and make change.--- Respond appropriately to changing situations.--- Use computer hardware and software, including standard word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, email and internet software.--- Maintain the confidentiality of participant, parent, staff, and volunteer information.--- Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSExperience:--- The equivalent of 6 months (1040 hours) of full-time paid experience in the specific assigned program area.--- Any equivalent combination or experience, training and/or education that provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the class as determined by the District is also acceptable. Agency: Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD)

Keywords: CALIFORNIA PARK & REC SOCIETY, Hayward , Program Leader II (Animal Care), Other , Hayward, California

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