Live In Beautiful, Progressive, Flourishing, Quintessential Davis County

Davis County is the area’s most popular playground, with 5 amusement centers, 11 golf courses, the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island—one of Utah’s most scenic state parks. During your visit, relax at one of Davis County’s many nationally branded hotels. Choose from more than 1,800 rooms at 20 hotels, with more opening each year. If you’re looking for places to dine, Davis County has more than 400 restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisines—from steaks and lobster to simple, budget-friendly options. No matter what kind of activity you’re interested in, you can always find fun things to do in Davis County. 

Businesses throughout the region also love Davis County’s excellent locations for offsite gatherings, corporate parties and special conference sessions. The Davis Conference Center offers 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space conveniently located with easy access and free parking. We’re just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake City International Airport, so whether it’s business or pleasure, Davis County is your perfect destination.

Position Overview

This is an appointed (at-will) position under the administration of the Davis County Commission. Under broad policy guidance and direction from the Davis County Commission, performs professional administrative and supervisory duties in directing a County wide Animal Care and Control Program.

Education & Experience

Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Zoology or a closely related field plus five (5) years of related experience, at least three (3) of which must have been in an administrative/supervisory capacity; or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Preference for experience in animal services or law enforcement and/or preference for experience in a "no-kill" facility.

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Salary Range

(Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)

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Must pass a BCI/NCIC background investigation. Must possess or obtain (within six months of hire date) a valid Euthanasia Certification from an authorized entity. Must possess or obtain (within six months of hire date) a valid Federal Controlled Substance license. Must have valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. New employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date

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Position Outline


Supervises all administrative functions for the animal registration program and shelter activities.

  • Supervises Animal Care & Control Staff
  • Ensures proper training of employees
  • Hires Employees
  • Assigns and Monitors work
  • Disciplines Personnel


Prepares and administers department budget; forecasts the funding needs for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors, approves and controls expenditures; implements budget adjustments as necessary.

Animal Control Officers

Directs, coordinates, and supervises all administrative functions for field service operations; oversees Animal Control Officers’ reports and citations.


The department at various community and civic meetings and functions; develops education and public relation programs concerning animal cruelty and owner responsibility.


Directs, and coordinates all administrative functions for field service operations; oversees Animal Control Officers’ reports and citations.

  • Registration Program
  • All administrative Shelter Activities
  • Reports and animal accountability
  • Administers animal euthanasia injections
  • Ensures shelter monies are accounted for

Responds to and Resolves

Difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; investigates reports or complaints of dogs, cats or other animals creating nuisances or endangerment.

Develops Department

Develops unifying principles, goals, objectives, policies/procedures, programs and priorities; reports and evaluates program effectivenesss.

Enforces Animal Laws

Implements, interprets and enforces animal laws, statutes, and ordinances; recommends changes in local animal ordinances to provide for proper care and handling of animals.

Position Full Details

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Position Benefits

Health Care

Davis County offers Medical & Dental plans. Traditional and high deductible plans are available.

Vacation & Sick

Davis County offers a generous vacation accrual plan and sick leave to be used for sickness and medical appointments.


A total of eleven holidays are given to Davis County full time employees.


Employees enjoy a defined benefit pension plan administered by Utah Retirement Systems.

Savings Plan

Employees are given the opportunity to contribute to a 401(k) plan, 457 plan, and/or IRA. Davis County match is up to 4%.

HSA or 125 Cafeteria Plan

Employees can pay their medical, dental, life insurance premiums, dependent care and other medical expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Additional Benefits: Life Insurance, Discounted Golf, Funeral Leave, Jury Leave, VOYA, Supplemental Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan.

Position Location

Located in the heart of Davis County, the shelter is easily accessible via highway 89, conviently located near Utah's major transportation hubs and largest cites and communities.

The Davis County Animal Shelter is located at 1422 E 600 N, Fruit Heights, UT 84037.

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