Animal Writes
3 March 1999 Issue

Job Opening

ANIMAL SERVICES MANAGER - Health and Human Services
NOTE: Effective February 1, 1999, this position announcement reflects changes
in primary tasks, additional information and license requirements. If you have
already applied, another application/resume is not required.

REQUISITION #: 9100000335

Applications/resumes for positions in the Animal Services Unit are also accepted
at the Town Lake Animal Center, Davenport Building, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez,
Austin Texas, Monday Friday from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. FAX 512-708-6036.
Please note closing deadline.

Provide leadership, and manage employee performance through planning,
evaluating, training, coaching and disciplining staff.
Develop community relations and communications to enhance the public image
of the Animal Center and promote programs to achieve a "No Kill Millennium".
Lead development of Unit goals, objectives and priorities.
Manage, track, and evaluate performance of programs.
Lead development/enforce Unit policies/procedures.
Budget development and fiscal monitoring.
Produce memos, reports and other written correspondence.
Represent Unit and Department to Advisory Commission, other groups.
Lead meetings; participate in direct service delivery (shelter/field services).

Professional animal control/shelter services knowledge/skills. Ideally, the
individual would have experience working in a progressive shelter or for an
animal services organization that has implemented innovative or compassionate
programs. Ability to lead planning and policy development processes.
Knowledge of organization development and human resources management
issues/processes. Budget development and management knowledge/ability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop operations and
financial activity tracking reports.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years
experience in rabies/animal control, animal health care/shelter services, public
health or environmental health services, two (2) of which must be in a supervisory
capacity. One (1) additional year of relevant work experience may substitute for
one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4)
LICENSE: Valid Driver's license.
SALARY RANGE: Salary Commensurate
HOURS: To be determined
LOCATION: 1156 W. Cesar Chavez

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