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Recruitment #U8112-00-o22774


Hillsborough County Government is†looking for new members†to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.† Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.†††

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.† We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection,†water, sewer,†and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc.†

Learn more about Hillsborough County†or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Reports to the Animal Services Director and is responsible for the daily operations of the Animal Care and Veterinary Services sections in the Animal Services Department.This position is responsible for implementing programs and best practices; managing performance; approving and overseeing personnel matters; working with County Attorney on legal issues; managing budgets, procurement and revenue functions; resolving customer service issues, and completing other special projects as needed.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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 position.†

  • Manages the Veterinary Services division by ensuring efficient and timely delivery of veterinary care and maintenance of a healthy shelter population.†††
  • Manages the Animal Care Operations to include all aspects of cleaning and maintaining shelter animals, following proper disinfection techniques, the intake of animals, and service provided to customers in the kennel/cage areas.†
  • Oversees the shelter software program and utilizes it to†prepare reports and statistics.††
  • Assists Fiscal & Support Services in contract development, compliance, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.†††
  • Coordinates, develops, and monitors the departmentís operational budget and projections.††
  • Oversees the development and revision of County Ordinances and resolutions relating to Animal Services.††
  • Sets direction in leading staff with the Hillsborough County Animal Advisory Committee and related subcommittees to ensure compliance with Sunshine Laws, records requests, and record keeping requirements.††
  • Coordinates partnerships with the Red Cross, Hillsborough County School System, and Emergency Management to establish multiple pet friendly disaster shelters within Hillsborough County.Administers the departmentís Disaster, Business Continuity, and the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans.In the event of a disaster, coordinates mandated ESF-17 (animal) functions.†††
  • Formulates and implements standard operating procedures for multiple sections within the Animal Services department.
  • Develops policy and procedures to guide staff performance.††
  • Works closely with volunteers.†††
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of applicable animal handling and care processes, techniques, and methods
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinance governing animal services and programs

  • Knowledge of county practice, policies, and procedures

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles

  • Knowledge of effective best practices†related to animal services

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks†simultaneously

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications

  • Skill in†analyzing data†and†formulating well thought out conclusions

  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with county employees and the public

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities

  • Ability to train others


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Bachelorís degree; and

Three years of management†experience in an animal shelter.


Associate's degree; and

Five years of sheltering experience, three of which must be managing the shelter.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Seven years of sheltering experience, three of which must be managing the shelter.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE:Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement (DD-214) to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.



Note: Candidates for this unclassified recruitment are required to complete an online employment application and supplemental questionnaire.†At the end of the supplemental questionnaire, space will be provided to include your resume.


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