Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts, with a population of 199,000 residents and covering 100 square miles. Amarillo is the 14th largest city in Texas in terms of population. Located in Potter and Randall counties in the Texas Panhandle, it is the county seat of Potter County. Amarillo is situated at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 27, approximately 120 miles north of Lubbock, 360 miles northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth, and centered approximately 275 miles from both Albuquerque and Oklahoma City.
The City of Amarillo is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, solutions-oriented candidate to serve as its new Director of Animal Management & Welfare. A successful candidate for the Director of Animal Management & Welfare must have progressive management experience in both field and shelter operations. Focus is placed on candidates with a track record of implementing best practices and exploring alternative approaches to animal management and welfare that enhance humane outcomes for the animal population in the community. A premium is placed on candidates who can promote a collaborative approach by engaging in a positive dialogue with the Amarillo community and animal advocacy groups.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in animal science, public administration, or a related field and have a minimum of five years of experience in animal control or public health zoonosis control that includes supervisory experience. Basic Animal Control Certification for the State of Texas, Euthanasia Certification for the State of Texas (required within 120 days of hire), and a valid Texas driver’s license are required. Animal cruelty investigator experience and zoonosis control education are preferred.
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