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Default Williamson Cty, TX - Director of Animal Services

POSITION: Director of Animal Services

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for animal shelter operations and animal control activities. Primary responsibilities include program supervision, program coordination and development, fiscal accountability, policy development, consultation, special projects, data analysis and reporting. The Director of Animal Services will serve as the local rabies control authority, chief spokesperson for animal related issues, and coordinator between all participating entities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Develops and establishes policies and procedures and ensures adequate execution, compliance, and updates. Ensures staff is properly trained, is fully informed and has a thorough understanding of business objectives. Oversees activities designed to enhance organizational health and welfare of employees to include safety and employee health activities, reward and recognition activities, etc. Carry out in compliance with Regional Animal Shelter's Board of Directors, local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing activities. Establishes and achieves financial goals and measures and monitors fiscal performance. Manages and prepares program budget and ensures systems are in place to identify problem areas. Develops action plans to manage over/under expenditures and revenue shortfalls, and allocate/reallocate available funds to highest areas of priority. Monitors and reports progress toward Departmental and Cities/County mission and goals. Measures department activities and outcomes and effectively communicates results to the Board of Directors and elected officials. Prepares agenda, reports and policy statements for presentation to Board of Directors, participating city councils, and the Williamson County Commissioners Court. Develops excellent working relationships with key staff, Department employees, other governmental organizations, and with external services, such as consultants, legal counsel, boards and commissions, city councils and Williamson County Commissioners Court. Maintains professional affiliations in national, state, and local associations and enhances professional growth and development by keeping current in the latest trends in the animal service field. Coordinates Department activities with animal control officers, other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Monitors and evaluates the adequacy of the Department's existing services and ensures the development of programs and services to respond to community needs. Monitors current trends, programs, and activities in the animal service field to facilitate policy-making. Serves as a member of the Board of Directors that helps determine the overall goals and direction of the Department. Undertakes special studies and/or projects as requested by the Board of Directors, city councils, or the Williamson County Commissioners Court. Identifies, evaluates, and recommends new business ventures, affiliations, and partnerships consistent with the strategic business plans and the growth and market objectives of the Department and Cities/County.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, or twisting of upper body, carrying and lifting. Occasional exposure to heat and cold extremes. Repetitive computer keyboard use and exposure to monitors. Constant contact with county employees, elected officials, and outside entities is required. Multi tasking is required.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: The majority of time is spent working indoors in a climate controlled building that is designated smoke-free

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in public Health, Business Administration, Public Policy or related field with five (5) years of progressively responsible management including fiscal management experience, preferably in a large health and human service-related organization. Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience. Master's degree in a closely related field may substitute for two (2) years of required experience. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to perform job duties outlined. Must have excellent communication and organization skills in order to ensure essential functions of the job can be performed. Valid Texas Driver's license

PAY: $28.28 - $33.60/hr ($58,815 69,895/yr) plus excellent benefits and retirement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A Williamson County application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received in the Human Resources Department, 301 South/East Inner Loop, Suite 108, Georgetown, Texas 78626. Phone (512)943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org. Position is open until filled. Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department

Posting End Date: 11/10/05
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