Job Post

Animal Law Enforcement Corporal

Company Name: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Company Website:
Location: Centennial, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Field

Job Summary

Corporals perform the most difficult Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) tasks that typically involve a variety of advanced investigative and technical enforcement activities.  Inspire and encourage the men and women on their team to excel in daily tasks and stimulate teamwork to get things done in a consistent manner with the organizational mission, vision, and values.  Corporals, train, instruct, advise, mentor, and support junior team members to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.


Corporals serve as a leader on the patrol shift by providing guidance, motivation, coaching, mentoring, and assistance as needed or required by other ALE members.  Corporals are expected to primarily be in the field and respond to calls for service.  They also as the Shift Supervisor when the Sergeant is not available.  Corporals may be tasked with administrative duties as assigned by their direct supervisor. Corporals are assistants to the Sergeant and may act as the Sergeant during his/her absence or vacancies.


A Corporal assigned to any specialized division performs the specific duties of these divisions.  In addition, a Corporal assigned to any one of these specialized divisions provides knowledge, expertise, and experience that are unique to day-to-day operations of the unit and unusual situations that may occur during the enforcement operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:


Employee Performance Management and Supervision

·         Leads by example—expertly complete all aspects of daily tasks.

·         Provides guidance, motivation, coaching, mentoring, and assistance as needed or required by other Animal Law Enforcement members.

·         Administrative duties as assigned by direct supervisor.

·         Provides feedback to the Sergeants in the evaluation of employee performance.

·         Monitor the dispatch screen and call load; reroute calls as appropriate.

Monitors radio traffic, daily workload, and performance of ALE officers.
Reviews daily calls for service to ensure that correct action and/or follow-up action is taken.
Identifies, documents, and communicates pertinent performance information of ALE officers to the appropriate supervisor(s).
Assists in ensuring that all ALE officers are adequately trained and equipped.

·         Monitors and ensures that high-quality animal care standards, handling, and sanitation in the field are always consistent with protocols.

·         Monitors the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and vehicles.



·         Communicates with staff in timely manner.

·         Assures that enforcement reflects the mission of HSPPR, ordinances are enforced consistently, resulting in positive community relations, humane education, and voluntary compliance for animal ordinances.

·         Provides recommendations to Sergeants on procedural changes for the department.



·         May develop lists for needed equipment and or training

·         Assists with maintenance and inventory of ALE supplies and equipment.



·         Works diligently to maintain professional relationships with all members of ALE.

·         Inspires and encourages the men and women on their team to excel in daily tasks and stimulate teamwork to get things done in a consistent manner with the organizational mission, vision, and values.

·         Maintain relationships with Law Enforcement partners by attending training and seeking out networking opportunities.



·         Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of HSPPR.

·         Appropriately documents observed animal behaviors utilizing objective language as required in relevant procedures and/or policies.

·         Perform all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties:


Physical Demands

Regularly sits at computer station, often in a shared office environment.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 or more pounds of moving weight and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 or more pounds of moving weight.
May be occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
Regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and is frequently required to stand and walk.  May be expected to be on feet for extended periods of time.
Consistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Regularly exposed to noise and potential exposure to hazardous weather conditions.
Potential exposure to cleaning supplies and/or other substances containing toxic or caustic chemicals.

Schedule Requirements

Schedule may include weekend and evening work.

Education/Experience Necessary

·         One year of animal care and control field experience or equivalent law enforcement experience is preferred; may substitute an associate or higher degree for the minimum experience.

·         Attain Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection State Agent status within 1 year.

·         Pass the Animal Welfare Association of Colorado Animal Control Officer certification test within one year.

·         Successfully complete the Animal Law Enforcement training academy.

·         Continually meets requirements of an Animal Law Enforcement Officer.

·         Must have and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and insurable driving record.