Under general direction, the incumbent will assist the Animal Services Director in the direction and supervision of the department through overseeing animal sheltering and field services operations and general administration of shelter and field programs; participating in establishing and implementing agency program policies, procedures, and priorities; and overseeing budget and staff for specific areas. The Deputy Director of Operations will report directly to the Animal Services Director and provide executive management oversight relative to the operation and utilization of resources in the department's goals and objectives. The incumbent will also be responsible for the administration and direction of diverse operations, programmatic functions, and complex personnel. Additional duties will include reviewing and developing recommendations on administrative programmatic policy and operational issues and changes. This class is further characterized by the responsibility for developing a countywide service delivery plan for shelter and field operations, services, and objectives of the department. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled, dynamic, insightful manager with a solid understanding of current animal service principles and practices, specifically within a progressive animal welfare environment. The Department of Animal Services is seeking a creative and out of the box thinker with eyes on the big picture who can coordinate and manage a program from its creation to implementation and beyond. The Deputy Director must be able to manage people and the creative process with inspiration, show capacity to multi-task and manage a diverse array of activities, programs, and people, while leading with diplomacy, inclusive communication, and positive motivational leadership. A diverse background in a variety of areas, such as human resources, budgeting, medical services, and administration, will serve the incumbent well. Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) are encouraged to apply! Minimum Qualifications: Education - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in social science, behavioral science, business, public administration, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of full-time experience.) Experience - Four years in a managerial, administrative, supervisory, or staff capacity assigned primary responsibility for analysis and problem resolution recommendations related to organization operations, procedures, programs, budget, and/or personnel in a governmental agency. This experience must have included gathering information from a variety of sources, performing basic statistical analysis, and writing reports of a standardized nature. Four years of supervisory experience working in Animal Sheltering, Animal Control, Animal Welfare, or closely related field.
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