The Humane Society of the United States
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Animal Crimes Manager

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Animal Crimes Manager in the Animal Rescue Team department. The main responsibility of this position is to oversee all work to investigate and help prosecute illegal puppy mill operations; assist law enforcement officials to rescue animals and close these operations, and enforce cruelty laws as they relate to puppy mills. This position will work closely with members of the animal crimes team to support the organization’s work in the investigation and enforcement of other situations of egregious animal cruelty.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Promoting and managing the puppy mill tip line, and working collaboratively with the Puppy Mill Campaign and Investigations to proactively target key legislative states/alleged puppy mill operators;
  • Maximizing HSUS’ visibility with law enforcement officials and encouraging action against illegal puppy mills;
  • Developing evidence against illegal puppy mill operations and present cases to law enforcement officials, including animal control and other government agencies;
  • Working with law enforcement officials to enforce animal protection laws against illegal puppy mill operations and other situations of extreme cruelty and to help rescue animals from such situations;
  • Serving as an instructor for law enforcement trainings focused on addressing situations of illegal animal cruelty.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experienced required;
  • Minimum five years of experience working as a humane law enforcement officer;
  • Specialized knowledge of puppy mill operations preferred;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to liaise with governmental organizations and partnering organizations;
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong track record of collaboration and teamwork approach ensuring cooperation among diverse teams;
  • Ability to travel on very short notice to assist in a disaster response as requested;
  • Must be able to be on the road a number of days a month and to work outside standard business hours;
  • Ability to handle physical aspects of the job to include walking, jumping, reaching, moving, and lifting objects;
  • Ability to work around a wide variety of animals and in physically demanding environments;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity, make reasoned decisions with limited information available, and effectively demonstrate ability to handle emergency situations with a calm demeanor;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt best practices to our organizational needs;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and maintain good communication with other HSUS staff;
  • Knowledge of animal protection issues working knowledge and experience with NIMS/ICS or commitment to take and pass required courses within six months;
  • Animal handling skills and knowledge of animal protection issue

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD..

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.EOE

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