The City of Pocatello has posted a notice seeking applicants for the position of Animal Services Director on their Employment Opportunities webpage.  Interested persons are asked to apply on or before Friday, December 20, 2019. The post reads:

Animal Services Director
Closes On: December 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST
Location: Animal Services, Pocatello, ID 83204
Department: Animal Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: Hiring Range H15 $33.26 – $35.85
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: This position is open until filled with priority consideration given to applications received by December 20, 2019. A resume and cover letter are required for any candidate to move forward in the hiring process.

Job Summary
The Animal Services Director manages the operations and employees of the City Animal Services Department to ensure the safe care and control of domestic and wild animals and public safety.

This is a management position responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and supervising the staff and operations of the Animal Services Department. As an Appointed Officer under general direction from the Mayor and City Council, work is performed within policies and administrative regulations with wide latitude for exercise of independent judgment. The job directly supervises the Shelter Manager, Animal Control Officer and Volunteer Coordinator positions and indirectly supervises other staff.

The job requires knowledge of animal care, building maintenance, and customer service including situations where persons may be upset or emotionally distraught. The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.

The work environment includes animal care and control and a building and grounds maintenance environment that includes the use of power equipment and outdoor weather conditions including extreme temperatures. The job is occasionally exposed to animals that may be injured or aggressive and includes the hazard of exposure to drugs used to euthanize animals and zoonotic diseases, including rabies. The noise level is generally moderate but can occasionally be high.

The job is an on-call position, requiring response to emergency situations.

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