Deputy Director of Animal Services

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Animal Control or Services Other
  • Salary: $85,680.00 - $149,230.00 Annually USD

Job Description


MOS Code: (0005 ) Nav

Education and Experience : Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, management, veterinary medicine or related field and five (5) years of animal control operations, animal shelter operations, or animal welfare work experience, including two (2) years of supervisory or managerial experience.

Licenses and Certificates : Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under administrative direction, manage and promote animal care and welfare services; plan, organize and manage administrative budget, accounting, information systems and daily animal services departmental operations.

Typical Duties

Plan, organize, implement and direct animal services functions to include overall operations, programs, staffing, development and budget. Involves: Oversee and assign work that involves animal care, facilities, customer service, public relations and operation and maintenance of program computer systems. Direct the approval and enforcement of licenses and permits governing animal control to ensure compliance with regulations. Develop, recommend and enforce departmental policies, procedures, regulations and city ordinances relevant to animal regulation and veterinary public health to contribute to the overall health of the community. Maintain liaison with local, state, federal and international authorities in mutual veterinary public health programs and zoonotic disease control. Direct epidemiological investigations of wild and domestic animal sources and zoonotic diseases and recommend appropriate control measures. Develop safety standards and practices for the staff, the public and the collection of animals. Participate as a member of management with others to integrate overall services and optimize the use of limited resources. Represent the department and to the public, other organizations and governmental agencies to inform of changes and to seek support for programs, initiatives and projects.

Plan, design, implement and review program short and long-term goals and priorities. Involves: Develop and manage annual budget. Monitor and approve budget expenditures. Prepare and administer operating and maintenance budget. Conduct regular inspection and evaluation of performance against approved plans and objectives to assess and improve services. Prepare reports regarding program activities, accomplishment and goals.

Supervise assigned staff. Involves: Supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors. Appraise employee performance and review evaluations by subordinate supervisors. Develop and provide training essential to maintaining the proficiency of animal control officers. Enforces work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Participate in applicant interviews. As appointing authority, may hire, terminate, transfer, discipline and other employee status changes.

General Information
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Note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department. A résumé and/or other documents will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Comments such as “See résumé” are not acceptable and will result in the application being considered incomplete.

To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application’s employment history. We do not use any information on your resume to review if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Failure to fully detail all experience and job duties in the application, or copying/pasting directly from the job specification, or responses referring to your résumé will eliminate you from consideration for the position.

Determined by agreement

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map