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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8150

DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible management and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Animal Care and Regulation Division.

Work involves responsibility for the effective enforcement of the animal care and regulation ordinance through the development and management of supporting programs, including adoptions, shelter operations, clinics, humane education, public relations, and animal license tag sales. Work involves considerable interaction with local, state, and national organizations relating to animal care and regulation programs. The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgement in directing animal ordinance enforcement operations. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences, reports and observations of program effectiveness.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

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.

Promotes responsible pet ownership through humane education to reduce the number of complaints and problems related to animals.

Monitors revenues collected; handles dissemination of information to the animal care community on all ordinances and related issues.

Reviews current divisional activities and programs for effectiveness, and implements improvements.

Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Animal Care and Regulation Division.

Communicates with the public regarding complaints and problems relating to animals.

Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of county, state and local animal care and regulation laws and ordinances.

Thorough knowledge of the remedial care of animals.

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial

planning and management.

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate administrative programs.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to 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.

Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration; thorough experience in animal care and regulation, including considerable high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Animal Care and Regulation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R10/96


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