City of Austin, TX
Austin, TX, United States
Posting Title Chief Animal Services Officer Job Requisition Number COA080015 Position Number 104136 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Animal Services Admin Minimum Qualifications Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Health, Business Administration, Public Policy or related field, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible management including fiscal management experience, two years of which were in a managerial capacity. Masters degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Notes to Applicants The City of Austin is seeking a progressive, visionary, and seasoned public service professional with a passion for animal care to lead its Animal Services programs and initiatives and to continue and expand on the City's nationally recognized successful efforts to reduce animal intake and increase live outcomes. Austin has been a leader in the live outcomes/no kill movement and seeks dedicated leaders who will continue and expand the City's progressive and collaborative approach to animal welfare. This vibrant and dynamic city tops many lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country's most popular, high-profile "green" and culturally rich cities, Austin was recently selected the number one Best Place to Live in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report). In 2016, Forbes named Austin the city most likely to prosper over the next decade on their America's Cities of the Future list, and the city of Austin ranked in the top ten on the Forbes list of America's Best Employers for 2017. The Chief Animal Services Officer reports to an Assistant City Manager and is responsible for the day to day operations of all programs and initiatives of the Animal Services Office. Please note the following about this exciting opportunity: The Austin Animal Services Office provides sheltering, enforcement and prevention services for Austin and the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The Office works closely with Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane Society and more than 150 rescue groups to remain the largest no kill community in the nation. Since 2011, the Animal Services Office has saved more than 95% of the 17,000 pets who come through their doors each year. The Animal Services Office has 111 employees and an annual budget of $13.9M. Employees includes four full time veterinarians and 15 veterinary technicians who complete spay neuter surgeries and microchip more than 5,000 animals per year. They also treat thousands of medical conditions and critical cases. There is an 8 person enrichment and behavior team that walks dogs, runs doggies play groups and provides daily, in-kennel enrichment activities for cats and dogs. There is also a 25 member Outreach Team that conducts free rabies vaccine clinics in the community, vaccinating and microchipping more than 1,000 pets in a year. Outreach team members connect residents with resources available through Emancipet and the Austin Humane Society for approximately 11,000 owned pets and community cats to receive sterilization surgeries. This team also responds to approximately 30,000 calls per year, rescuing injured wildlife, enforcing animal laws and ordinances and providing support and resources for pets and people in need in Austin and Travis County. Completion of a bachelor's degree in public health, business administration, public policy or related field plus five years of increasingly responsible management experience is required. A master's degree can substitute for two years' management experience. Candidates with experience in a leadership position with an animal welfare organization or animal shelter or in a position with transferrable skills in a non- animal shelter position are highly desired. Strong administrative skills including grant and contract management, budget development and administration, human resource management and the ability to navigate large organization systems are essential. The annual salary range for the Chief Animal Services Officer is $140,000 - $150,000 +/- DOQ . Placement within the approved salary range will be dependent upon career experience and qualifications. This position is considered open until filled with the first review of resumes to begin May 1, 2019. To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by May 17, 2019. To apply, candidates must submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references online to GovHRUSA . Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration. Candidates may also contact the recruiter, Heidi Voorhees, President of GovHRUSA at HVoorhees@govhrusa.com. Tel: 847-380-3240 Click here to view a brochure that details this exciting opportunity. Pay Range Commensurate Hours Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekends and evenings as needed. Job Close Date Type of Posting External Department Animal Services Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 7201 Levander Loop, Building A. Austin, Texas 78721 Preferred Qualifications Duties, Functions and Responsibilities For the Duties, Functions and Responsibilities of this position, please click the job description below: Chief Animal Service Officer Job Description Knowledge, Skills and Abilities For the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of this position, please click the job description below: Chief Animal Service Officer Job Description Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview. 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City of Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, California, United States
THE POSITION THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The City of Sacramento is seeking a dynamic Animal Care Services Manager to lead a high volume, open admission shelter in the City of Sacramento, serving 500,000 residents and an estimated 250,000 companion animals.The Front Street Animal Shelter includes veterinary services, enforcement, shelter technicians, customer service, and a robust volunteer program. The shelter has an annual intake of 11,000 animals and is a regional leader in lifesaving due in part to strong community engagement and support. The ideal candidate will be joining a team of dedicated and professional staff and will possess the energy, optimism, and skills to effectively manage 53 employees, several contractors, and thousands of volunteers.Experience in fundraising efforts and activities, grant management and grant seeking is desirable.Along with strong interpersonal skills, the ideal candidate will possess political acumen, can network within the industry, and be able to build private sector relationships. DEFINITION Under limited direction, the Animal Care Services Manager performs responsible and complex administrative management duties in managing a division in the Community Development Department; plans, coordinates, directs and reviews the activities of the Animal Services Division (doing business as the Front Street Animal Shelter); develops division policies, procedures goals and objectives; serves as liaison and coordinates projects; and provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of Community Development Department. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a single position classification at a division-level manager in the Animal Care Services Division of the Community Development Department. Duties are primarily administrative/managerial in nature, and the incumbent performs work involving significant authority for various day-to-day operations within the Animal Care Services Division. The incumbent interfaces frequently with public officials, State/Federal/Local agencies, other public/private organizations, and the general public. The incumbent works extensively with Community Development Department managers/staff, other City employees, various public/private organizations and the general public. This class is distinguished from the Chief Animal Control Officer in that the latter is the first line supervisor over field operations while the this classification has broader overall responsibility for management of the division. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Limited direction is received from the Community Development Director. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision of supervisory, technical, and support personnel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, and controls a wide range of activities to manage the division; establishes priorities and business plans; oversees the development and implementation of Division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in accordance with the Department's core purpose, mission, vision, and values; develops and oversees the implementation of strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Division operations; monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of Division work products through quality control and related activities; directs, develops, recommends, and oversees the administration of Division budgets. Selects, assigns, trains, directs, and evaluates subordinate staff, including subordinate, supervisors, technicians, and others; provides professional and technical guidance to staff; oversees and implements disciplinary actions as necessary. Monitors legislation and assures Division compliance with laws, regulations, statutes, and codes related to animal services; informs and educates staff regarding changes and new issues. Establishes and maintains contacts with Community Development Department managers/staff, City managers/employees, public and private agencies, the general public and others; coordinates Division activities with these groups/individuals as appropriate; represents the Department as assigned; receives and oversees staff responses to citizen inquiries and/or complaints; participates on committees and task forces as assigned; conducts and/or attends meetings, classes, conferences and workshops. Directs and/or participates in the preparation of complex statistical and narrative reports, correspondence, and other documents, including those required by law; makes presentations to individuals and/or groups as required. Manages special projects such as special animal adoption and spay/neuter events. Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Advanced principles and practices of animal services management, including the areas related to animal licensing, animal recovery/sheltering, pet adoption, and reuniting lost/found pets with owners. Occupational hazards related to animal services operations, and appropriate safety practices. Principles and practices of modern public administration including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Principles and practices of human resources management, supervision, and training. Public relations practices and techniques. Current literature, laws, regulations, and developments, as well as various agencies, that impact municipal animal services operations. Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods. Principles and techniques of project management. Skill in Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications and software. Conflict resolution and teambuilding. Effective leadership and mentoring employees. Developing strategies for advancing progressive humane education care programs. Ability to: Manage a large city administrative operation; meet critical deadlines; make decisions under pressure. Supervise subordinate personnel, including supervisors and technical staff. Develop, recommend, and administer policies and procedures necessary for efficient and effective animal services management. Develop, administer, and control a large budget. Read and interpret complex laws and regulations impacting animal services activities; explain complex animal services issues to others. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials/managers, co-workers, public/private agencies, and the general public on a variety of issues. Prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of management-level supervisory and administrative experience in the operation of a municipal shelter or animal control facility. -AND- Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, one of the biological sciences, law enforcement, or a closely related field. Substitution: An additional four years of qualifying management-level experience may substitute for the required education. PROOF OF EDUCATION Should the combination of experience/education you are using to qualify for this position include education, then proof of said education in the form of college transcripts, certificates, and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 001845-19-CDD on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. An applicant with a college degree outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Permit: Possession of a Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substances Permit (VACSP) issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board must be obtained within twelve (12) months of appointment. Failure to obtain the Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substances Permit (VACSP) is cause for discipline, up to and including termination. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox. 1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline : Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. Proof of required education and/or degree equivalency and certification must be submitted online with your application, emailed to email@example.com , delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline . 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire: Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire. Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process. 3. Screening Committee : (Pass/Fail)- Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement. 4. Interview Process : Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. The Director will review the results, if necessary conduct additional interviews, and forward the recommendation to the City Manager's Office for final action. 5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete LiveScan / fingerprinting and receive Human Resources approval prior to receiving a start date from the Department. QUESTIONS: For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process: Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process. For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627. Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at? http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities ; Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.