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From 10 October 2004 Issue

Job Opportunity

DIRECTOR, MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

SALARY: ENTRY $82,403 – MAX $130,446 Annually

Miami-Dade County is looking for a dynamic, innovative and experienced professional in the field of Animal Services with a proven successful track record in developing partnerships and running animal services programs and operations. This is highly responsible executive level work in planning and directing the operations of the Miami-Dade Animal Services Department. This position will be responsible for coordinating Miami-Dade County’s animal care and control services, which includes overseeing the activities of the County’s animal shelter, license and rabies vaccination programs, veterinarian services, dead animal removal from the public right-of-way, animal adoption and spay/neuter programs, humane education, public relations, and field operations involving the apprehension, transportation, and confinement of unleashed, unlicensed, diseased or injured dogs or other domestic or wild animals. Responsibilities include directing the enforcement of state law and county code related to the control and care of animals, enforcing vaccination requirements for dogs and cats, participating in countywide or regional coordinative efforts among animal welfare agencies, developing and promoting animal service partnerships with private sector animal welfare agencies and overseeing an annual budget of $6.76 million, and developing and implementing a capital plan for the improvement of animal shelter facilities.

Other duties include the supervision of a staff of approximately 70 full-time employees engaged in various levels of office operations, professional care and treatment of animals, field enforcement of laws and ordinances pertaining to animal control, investigation of animal cruelty complaints, and public contact work in support of county animal services activities. This position requires the Director to develop and implement long and short-term departmental goals and objectives and coordinate animal control and care services with citizens, community groups, private animal welfare agencies, other county agencies and local and state agencies.

Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of five to nine years of progressively responsible managerial and administrative experience within an animal control or animal welfare agency to include the enforcement of regulations, ordinances, and laws is required. Experience working with volunteer groups and advocacy groups is highly preferred.

Applicants must submit one (1) copy of their resume indicating social security number, requisition #5360001 and title of position to the Employee Relations Department, Personnel Services Division, Center for Employment Application, 140 West Flagler Street, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33130 by Monday, November 1, 2004. Applicants can E-mail their resumes to resumes@miamidade.gov.  Please refer to our web page (www.miamidade.gov/jobs) regarding Resume Application/E-mail Instructions or call our JOBS hotline at (305) 375-JOBS (5627). Applicants should indicate all computer skills and education on the resume. (Animal Services Department) (Downtown)

Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a physical examination, including alcohol and drug screening. Applicants must meet residence requirement. EOE/M/F/D.

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