Class Code:EA071

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL CARE & ADOPTION

General Description

The purpose of this class is to assist in highly responsible management and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Animal Care and Adoption Division.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Enforces the County's animal ordinances; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals and objectives; reviews current divisional activities and programs for effectiveness, and assists in implementing improvements.

Promotes responsible pet ownership through humane education to reduce the number of complaints and problems related to animals; communicates with the public regarding complaints and problems relating to animals.

Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required; monitors revenues collected; handles dissemination of information to the animal care community on all ordinances and related issues.

Assists in developing, implementing and maintaining strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Animal Care and Adoption Division; attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's  degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years in animal care and regulation including one (1) year of supervisory experience or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.