Job Description

If you are interested in this position, please apply on the City of Dallas website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas?department%5b0%5d=Dallas%…

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is looking to fill Supervisor II positions under both the Field and Shelter divisions of our department. As one of the leading shelters in the country with the third largest dog and cat intake nationally, DAS is looking for applicants who demonstrate strong leadership and management skills and who seek out innovative solutions.

EDUCATION:
• High school diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE:
• Four (4) years of experience working in Animal Services /Animal Welfare/Animal Husbandry/Social Services/ Veterinary Clinic/Law Enforcement/Code Compliance/First Responders with two (2) or more of the following areas:
o Animal Control Officer
o Animal euthanasia process
o Animal cruelty and rabies prevention programs
o Animal Control operations involving Enforcement of Federal, State or Local Laws
o Veterinary Assistant or Technician
o Veterinary Emergency medicine
o Disposition and evaluation of animals
o Enforcement of Federal, State and Local Laws
o Experience in writing and obtaining warrants
o Experience in public presentations and/or appearing in court
o Development and implementation of training programs
o Directing and reviewing the daily operations of a team, determining the priorities and making course corrections as needed
o Positive placement programs (Adoption, Foster, Rescue, etc.)
o Solving minor complaints and recommending disciplinary action (Internal and external)
AND
• One (1) year of lead work/supervisory responsibilities. (This experience may be included in the required experience listed above.)
EQUIVALENCY(IES):
• A current Veterinary Technician certification plus three (3) years of the required experience including one (1) year of leadwork/supervisory responsibilities will meet the education and experience requirements.
• Valid professional animal shelter/control related training and/or certification(s) from a State or National organization plus three (3) years of the required experience including one (1) year of leadwork/supervisory responsibilities will meet the education and experience requirements.
LICENSE(S) and/or CERTIFICATION(S):
• Valid driver's license with good driving record.
• Must obtain a Euthanasia certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) within the probationary period.
OTHER REQUIREMENT(S):
• Availability to work varying shifts including nights, weekends, holidays and twenty-four (24/7) on call status.
• Subject to inclement weather.
• No Animal Cruelty Convictions.
• No Felony Drug offenses within the past ten (10) years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY(IES):
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• MS Office or similar software skills.
• Management information systems software skills.
• Ability to schedule staff to meet departmental needs.
• Ability to investigate complaints of animal related issues, to apprehend and impound animals.
• Ability to read and interpret City, State and Federal regulations.
• Ability to make public presentations and/or appear in court.
• Ability to maintain accurate records to track and report unit performance.
• Ability to lift in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
PREFERENCE(S):

Medical-
Must obtain a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certification issued by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) within the first year of employment. Experience in Shelter Medicine and herd management preferred. Experience initiating and supervising process and procedures.
Experience with medical inventory and detail-oriented.

Field-
Must obtain a basic Animal Control Officer (ACO) certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) within the probationary period.
Ability to investigate complaints of animal-related issues, to apprehend and impound animals.
Ability to read and interpret City, State and Federal regulations in an enforcement capacity.
Ability to make public presentations and/or appear in court.
Ability to maintain accurate records to track and report unit performance.
Valid professional animal control related training and certification(s) from a State or National organization is a plus.
Animal emergency response or animal first response experience is a plus.

Shelter
Responsible for the oversight and coordination of outcome programs at Dallas Animal Services (DAS).
Must have exceptional customer service and leadership skills to integrate volunteers and staff into all aspects of the sheltering operations and to meet the performance goals of the assigned division.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Experience with shelter program software, HR and event coordination is a plus.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and possess strong interpersonal skills.
Oversees the foster program and integration of foster efforts into volunteer program in accordance with department mission.
Formulates experiences in education-related programming and curriculum development.
Maintain the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees, volunteers, general public, and community organizations.
Must be able to work in an collaborative manner with other staff members/volunteers.
Must be creative, will be assisting with "brainstorming ideas" for overall volunteer and foster programming, events, and projects.

This is a full time job

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Closing Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

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