Job Title: Director of Animal Services
Purpose of Position_________________________________________________________________________________
Oversee the day-to-day activities of the Animal Services Department and responsible for all animal control operations for the City of Horn Lake.
Major Duties and Responsibilities_______________________________________________________________
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Animal Services Department such as maintenance of animal holding facility grounds, vehicle and equipment in accordance with state regulations.
The Animal Shelter Director will be actively involved and will exhibit hands-on management in all aspects of the Department. The person in this position is responsible for overall administrative management and supervision for the Animal Services Department and must work effectively and collaboratively with other governmental agencies, community and civic groups, animal activist groups and the general public. This position is a full-time, permanent position in the Animal Services Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Mayor. The person in this position is supervised on a weekly basis and supervises two (2) or more full-time employees and possible contract and/or volunteers. The Animal Services Director works regularly-scheduled hours year-round, with frequent overtime and night work as necessary. This position is 50% indoors and 50% outdoors and requires work done in all types of weather conditions. This position has accountability for monetary, fiscal, budgetary, safety and legal issues related to the work for which this position is responsible.
There is some exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials. The person in this position must have a high school education, or its equivalent, and five (5) years of equivalent combination of experience and/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The stress level associated with this position varies with activities. This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements.
Works in office conditions and the animal shelter.
Regular exposure to odors of animals.
Exposure to the noise of the impounded animals.
Exposure to disease communicated by animals.
Exposure to the risk of being bitten by animals.
Exposure to animal feces and urine.
Exposure to fumes from cleaning products.
Exposure to parasites (fleas, ticks, mites).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities_ _____________________________________________________________
REPORTS TO: Mayor
SUPERVISES: Animal Control Clerk, Animal Control Officer I, II & III
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Characteristics described in this job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform them.Apply Online Download Application