National Application Center :: career details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock
Career Details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal care workers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishments where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same animal care work as the workers they supervise.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Observes and examines animals to detect signs of illness and determine need of services from veterinarian.
- Investigates complaints of animal neglect or cruelty and follows up on complaints appearing to justify prosecution.
- Prepares reports concerning activity of facility, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
- Trains workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
- Assigns workers to tasks, such as feeding and treatment of animals and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
- Operates euthanasia equipment to destroy animals.
- Monitors animal care and inspects facilities to identify problems, and discusses solutions with workers.
- Plans budget and arranges for purchase of animals, feed, or supplies.
- Establishes work schedule and procedures of animal care.
- Directs and assists workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
- Delivers lectures to public to stimulate interest in animals and communicate humane philosophy to public.
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General Work Activities
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error