Austin, TX (Pop. 950,700) 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:
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 www.govhrjobs.com . Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration. Candidates may contact the recruiter, Heidi Voorhees, President of GovHRUSA at HVoorhees@govhrusa.com. Tel: 847-380-3240
This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.
Posted:Apr 19, 2019