Job Description

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking a dynamic individual to enhance our Animal Law Enforcement Department.  At HSPPR, our staff members make a difference everyday because they are passionate about protecting public safety, health the quality of life and are committed to saving animals lives. The people we hire and the work we do exemplifies our core values of active compassion, responsible stewardship, mindful integrity, passion for excellence and collaboration. 
Job Summary:

On a routine basis, or as assigned, enforces state and local laws and ordinances to protect the safety and rights of the public and the welfare of animals.  Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to reports of vicious animals, animal cruelty, animal pick-up and confinement, responding to property damage complaints, issuing citations, inspection of containment facilities, preparing reports, and testifying in court.  The majority of the work is performed in the field driving a department vehicle and responding to reported violations or area of need.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Apprehension, control and confinement of loose, unlicensed, injured, abandoned or dangerous animals – both domestic and livestock.
• Investigation of reports o animal cruelty an vicious animals
• Enforcement of animal control ordinances, including issuing citations and warnings
• Pick up of dead animals
• Responds to citizen calls for service, complaints and requests from other agencies; explains laws, policies and procedures.
• Prepares written and oral reports.
• Operates Animal Control vehicle.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Skills / Requirements

Minimum Requirements and Abilities Necessary:

• Sincere interest in the mission, vision, values, and goals of The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Animal Services Department;
• Must be a U.S. Citizen;
• At least 18 years of age;
• High school diploma or GED;
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and insurable driving record;
• Have no convictions for felonies or crimes of moral turpitude;
• Eligibility for commission as an Agent for the Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection;
• Pass a drug test, basic physical fitness test, hearing and eye exam (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception);
• Pass various qualifying exams and background investigations.

Physical Demands

  • Exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally and 30 pounds frequently
  • Requires walking and standing to a significant degree
  • Primarily works in the community in all types of weather conditions but also completes work in an office environment
  • May be exposed to respiratory, noise, physical, mechanical and/or electrical hazards
  • Exposure to Zoonosis diseases (a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals) is possible
  • Exposure to communicable diseases is possible
  • Your demeanor and dress should reflect the professionalism is takes to do your job by being neat, clean, and wearing the appropriate attire for position. Please refer to "Standards of Appearance" for further clarification. 

Schedule Requirements

Incumbent may be part time, seasonal, or full time.  Generally staff filling this position will be scheduled to work a 10 hour; however, schedule may change as needed and on short notice.  Duties hours will vary and will generally between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.  Schedule will include weekend and holiday work.

Who Are We?  The Only Shelter in Colorado AAHA accredited!

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

HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas County and the City of Centennial.  We employ a total of 160 full and part-time employees.  Employees must be 18 years of age, a drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.  In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff members. They include:     

Health Insurance     401K with employer matching at 5% of salary      Dental and vision Insurance*     Aflac Group Insurance*     Short term disability Insurance      Paid time off      Holidays      Direct Deposit          (*) Employee pays full premium

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


HSPPR Operating Values


  • Compassion: We believe that kindness and respect toward animals is an essential element in building a more humane and civil society.  We work to elevate empathy and behavior in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect.


  • Stewardship: We will responsibly manage expenses and revenue, acting for the long-term greater good of the organization, conserving our resources and preserving our environment.


  • Integrity: We encourage honest dialogue about issues and solutions.  We are willing to explore all options and listen to all perspectives to arrive at the best decisions.  We take responsibility for our behavior –every action counts.  


  • Excellence: We make a difference every day.  We are committed to the safety and protection of people and animals.  We foster a learning environment, encourage new ideas, and care enough to provide constructive feedback.


  • Collaboration: We are united in the pursuit of our mission.  We will be known as an organization that is inclusive, fair, and transparent. We expand and develop partnerships to further our mission.