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Animal Services Manager
Location City of Arlington
Work Status Full Time

THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 
SALARY: 82,548.56 - 103,185.70 Salary USD

JOB SUMMARY:
Under nominal direction, administers a state-of-the-art animal services facility and program; provides humane
and efficient animal care, control enforcement and programs which promote responsible pet ownership.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Ability to plan, direct and administer the operation of the Animal Services Division, including but not limited to developing and managing long and short-term plans, monitoring and evaluating the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of the animal services programs and services.
2. Ability to enforce Federal, State and local animal control laws and ordinances and investigate and enforce complex cases involving violations of municipal ordinances and law.
3. Ability to administer a state-of-the-art Animal Services Center facility, including selection, training and
evaluation of animal services staff and maintain a positive collaborative partnership with the City’s Veterinarian.
4. Ability to serve as the liaison for the Animal Services Division with other City divisions, departments,
organizations, and governmental entities and serve as the Community Services ex officio member of the Animal Services Center Advisory Board, and other community groups.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
5. Ability to perform and function in associated Animal Services support staff roles as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of state, local and federal laws pertaining to animal control.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of animal control, investigation, and abatement.
Knowledge of principles and procedures of public education as it relates to animal control and promotion of
responsible pet ownership.
Skill in communicating ideas, concepts and terminology effectively to staff and the public through oral
and written communication.
Skill in managing multiple tasks.
Skill in the design and implementation of training programs for staff and citizens of all ages and cultures.

Ability to develop alternative solutions to problems, to evaluate a course of action, and to reach appropriate
recommendations for decision making.
Ability to develop and administer divisional work plans, objectives and procedures.
Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discriminations in sound.
Ability to prepare and administer the annual division budget.



QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in the following areas of study: Animal Sciences, Criminal Justice, Business, Public Health
or related degree, plus three to five years’ experience in an animal control facility with some supervisory
experience, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Ability to obtain Certification as a
Basic Animal Control Officer within one year of employment and Certification as an Advanced and
Administrative Animal Control Officer. Successful completion of Criminal Background Check.