Job Description

full-time - Pueblo, CO

Job Summary

Corporals perform the most difficult Animal Law Enforcement 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, and support junior team members to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.   


Serve as a leader on the patrol shift by providing guidance, motivation, coaching, mentoring, and assistance as needed or required by other ALE members.  Acts as the Shift Supervisor when the Sergeant is not available.  Incumbents may help develop schedules and assign tasks as empowered by the Sergeant.  


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 in the course of the enforcement operations.   

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Employee Performance Management and Supervision 

  • Leads by example—expertly complete all aspects of daily tasks  
  • Train, instruct, advise, and support junior team members to effectively and efficiently complete daily tasks 
  • Provides guidance, motivation, coaching, mentoring, and assistance as needed or required by other Animal Law Enforcement members 
  • May help develop schedules and assigns tasks as empowered by the Sergeants 
  • Provides feedback to the Sergeants in the evaluation of employee performance 
  • Monitor the dispatch screen and call load; reroute calls as appropriate 



  • 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 our Law Enforcement partners by attending training and seeking out networking opportunities. 



  • Ensures the health and safety of the people and animals of the geographical area assigned 
  • Follow all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment 
  • Take immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance with safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or organization at risk 


Customer Service  

  • Always represents ALE/HSPPR in a professional and courteous manner  
  • Ensure quality service is provided to both people and animal clients by departmental personnel 
  • Assist staff in situations requiring immediate problem solving 
  • Promote good public relations following HSPPR core values  
  • Support staff and volunteers; provide quality services to clients, volunteers, and employees, recognizing their individual contributions to our organization's success.  


  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals and success of HSPPR. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  


Leadership Duties:  


Setting an example of leadership is challenging, because the supervisor must take on a different role. A supervisor carries a notion of moral authority into his or her work environment. This stems from the Corporal's ability to exhibit the organization's values every minute of every day, both on and off duty. They must inspire and encourage the men and women under their command to complete the organization's mission in a manner that is consistent with the vision and values of the Animal Law Enforcement Department. Good leadership is built upon an ability to comprehend the organization's complexity and formulate a strategy to make it successful. Leaders need to be thinkers and innovators and must be people who can get things done and stimulate teamwork among the subordinates.  


Corporals will also be assigned as the Watch or Assistant Watch Commander by the Operations Manager or Sergeants.  When assigned in this capacity, the Corporal will: 

  • Be directly responsible for the performance of all Animal Law Enforcement Officers assigned to provide patrol activities during the assigned tour of duty.   
  • Ensure they monitor radio traffic, daily workload, and performance of all assigned personnel.   
  • Review daily activities of all assigned personnel to ensure that correct follow-up action is taken and public safety, health, and welfare of animals is protected at all times.   
  • Identify any discrepancies or outstanding performance of personnel assigned to his/her tour of duty and document and disseminate this information to all supervisors in the designated geographical area  
  • Ensure Animal Law Enforcement Officers are adequately trained and equipped  
  • Provide regular feedback regarding Officer performance  
  • Take timely action to recognize outstanding performance 


Corporals are assistants to the Sergeant and may act as the Sergeant during his/her absence or vacancies 

Skills / Requirements

Education/Experience Necessary: 


Candidates for Corporal have demonstrated the skills and abilities to take on additional responsibilities. 


Comprehensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, and Standard Operating Procedures of Animal Law Enforcement; comprehensive knowledge of communications; through knowledge of the geography of the area assigned; demonstrated ability to lead; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees of the organization and general public; ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the operation and institute improvements; ability to prepare and review reports. 


  • Minimum one year of animal care and control field experience; may substitute an associate or higher degree for the minimum experience
  • Consistently rated as exceeds standards or above on performance evaluations
  • No formal disciplinary action for the one year preceding application
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection State Agent;
  • Completed Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers certification test;
  • Completed Field Training Officer course;
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, employees, and citizens;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to develop written protocol, ability to work with numbers and compile statistics;
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work assignments, work in the multi-task environment;
  • Ability to direct and train employees work performance;
  • Exercises good judgment when dealing with the public, employee issues, and animal-related concerns;
  • Able to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information;
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software;
  • Continually meets requirements of an Animal Law Enforcement Officer;
  • Organized, shows initiative, and is a conscientious worker; 
  • Able to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information

Important Notes

Who Are We?  The first of only two AAHA accredited shelters in Colorado!


Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado

HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Centennial.  We employ a total of 200+ employees.  We are an organization that celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion. A drug test and background check are mandatory for employment. 

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff.


Benefits include:     

Health Insurance ~~ 401K with employer matching up to 4% of salary  ~~ Dental and vision* Insurances  ~~ Supplemental Group Insurance*  ~~  Short and long term disability Insurance  ~~  Paid time off  ~~  Holidays  ~~  Direct Deposit  ~~  Personal Pet Perks

(*) Employee pays the full premium


 The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer.  To learn more about this program, go to


The core values of the staff unite us and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization, and our community. 


Core Values Statements-

  • Compassion: We believe that animals matter. We are committed to treating animals and people with kindness, respect and compassion.
  • Stewardship: We are accountable and transparent in our actions and in the use of our resources to build trust in those we serve.
  • Integrity: We believe we can make the greatest impact by staying true to our mission, always doing what is best for the animals and people of our community, and by standing united in our decisions.
  • Excellence: We are passionate about our mission, and strive for excellence through continual learning, innovation and the development of our board, staff and volunteers.
  • Collaboration: We seek strategic partnerships and alliances to advance the welfare and protection of animals and people.
  • Service: We exist to serve our communities and operate with this commitment to serve as front and center in all we do.