Job Opportunity

Director of Animal Services
Stanislaus County

Date Posted:

January 4, 2022


$106,995.20 – $160,492.90 Annually


Responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following: • Provide day-to-day leadership for department employees through communication and demonstration of the organization’s Vision, Mission and Values. • Assess the animal care service needs of the community and report to the Board on the department’s role and activities in fulfilling these needs. • Develop, recommend, and implement operating policies and procedures for the effective management of the Center. • Prepare and monitor the annual budget, including expenditure control and revenue collection processes. • Oversee processes for recruitment, hiring, selection, evaluation, and discipline of employees. • Set and maintain standards for customer service including complaint resolution. • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with Federal, State, and local agencies and private groups concerned or involved with animal related issues. • Represent the department at various business or public gatherings and effectively advocate for Animal Services. • Speak before groups as required to educate the public regarding the animal service function.


• Strong project and people manager who inspires new ideas and creativity; leads and demonstrates diplomacy, inclusivity, and positive attitude. • Excellent communicator projecting high integrity and ethical conduct; who cultivates productive relationships with the governing Board, partnering agencies and community groups, County and department staff, and the general public. • Experienced strategist: able to make and stand by difficult decisions and articulate those to audiences of all levels. • Active problem solver who anticipates and responds to problems in a timely manner, develops alternative solutions, and is able to bring resolution to issues quickly, involving others as needed. • An outstanding manager of people who provides guidance and professional support to staff, offers regular feedback to employees, and serves as a mentor in providing training and development opportunities. • A leader who can stay focused on the goals and mission of the organization, has high emotional intelligence, thick skin, and a sense of humor.

How to Apply:

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at: To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s). For additional information, please contact: Frank Rojas Phone: (510) 495-0448 Email: Website:

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