Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts, with a population of 199,000 residents and covering 100 square miles. The City of Amarillo and the associated region have a quality of life that makes living and working in the area very attractive. The City enjoys a very healthy governance and political environment as a home rule municipality operating under a council-manager form of government.
The Director of Animal Management & Welfare is responsible for directing and coordinating the animal management and welfare operations within the guidelines of state laws, local ordinances, and City and department policies and procedures.
The City of Amarillo is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, solutions-oriented candidate to serve as its new Director of Animal Management & Welfare. 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 progressive supervisory experience in both field and shelter operations. 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 (or the ability to acquire one within 90 days) are required. Animal cruelty investigator experience and zoonosis control education are preferred.