Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Two Open Positions at HSNT-Operations Director & Shelter Veterinarian

  • 28 Mar 2016
  • 11 Apr 2016
  • Fort Worth, Texas

 

Operations Director Job Description

 

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Plans, organizes, and oversees the Main Shelter, Adoption Centers, and Maintenance programs to insure they meet the principles and objectives of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Teaches, trains, and assists direct reports in their professional relationship with employees and other management staff.
  • Insures all operations employees meet or exceed the expectations of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Ensures that the Operations team have trust in one another; listen to one another; develop a cross-functional team based approach; solve problems as a team; provide recognition for jobs well done; give clear directions in key results areas, measurements, and goals; provide skill based training to their employees as well as coaching, feedback, and encouragement.
  • Investigates any complaints regarding the operations of the organization.
  • Provides counsel, to all levels of Operations, and recommending appropriate courses of action regarding employee relation issues.
  • Assures the proper implementation and administration of all policies, procedures, and programs and coordinates this through the other members of the Director’s Team.
  • Diagnoses and develops viable solutions to solve problems and meet safety, workers’ compensation, and financial goals.
  • Is the driving force of change and is the standard bearer in helping to develop the culture of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Maintain database management in compliance with the Humane Society of North Texas procedures and SOP’s.
  • Approves purchase orders.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective information exchange with all areas of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Acts as a liaison to other professional organizations within the field.  Meets and talks with the general public, providing information concerning the work of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Reviews departmental budgets and sets standards for strategic goals and objectives of the Operations Group.
  • Report to work at assigned start time; go to/return from breaks and lunch at assigned times; leave work at assigned quitting time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Ability to meet physical demands.

 

Typical Decisions This Position Has Total Authority to Make

  • Resolving customer service issues.
  • Authorizing Purchase Orders and Check Requests.
  • Seizure warrants.
  • Overtime worked.
  • Budget acceptance.
  • Employee relation issues up to discharge.
  • Process improvements.

 

Typical Problems This Position Will Face

  • Public complaints.
  • Communications cross-functionally.
  • Employee relation issues.
  • Financial objectives.
  • Managing multiple locations.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing people and processes.
  • Ensuring all animals within the facility are treated with respect.
  • Preparing and maintaining budget.
  • Preparing reports in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Safety Management Program to include inspections & reporting.
  • Managing multiple locations.
  • Operations management & financial objectives.

 

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position

  • Follow the mission of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Proven management and leadership skills.
  • Through knowledge of Humane Society of North Texas policies and protocols, such as, but not limited to, adoption, cleaning and medical protocols.
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
  • Ability to handle animals safely and with patience and gentleness.
  • Ability to represent the Humane Society of North Texas in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers, and staff.
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Humane Society of North Texas, with volunteers, the public, and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and computerized format.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong time management skills.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of Manager experience (Animal experience a plus)
  • Ability to analyze processes for continuous rapid improvement
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Required Professional Licensing or Certifications

·         Certified euthanasia training within 3 months of hire.

 Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 Working Conditions

·         The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual.  Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.

 

 

Shelter Veterinarian Job Description

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Must understand and practice “herd” health principles as well as individual animal care.
  • Must have respect for and willingness to work with shelter staff and all types of animals and a commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
  • Must perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort and must be able to explain physical examination findings and communicate to the staff a diagnosis of the animal’s problems and must generate and present a treatment plan for the animal.
  • Must be able and willing to develop and administer disease prevention for shelter animals which can encompass traditional medical practices such as vaccination, parasite control, and nutrition as well as areas less commonly considered such as air quality, facility design, stress reduction and management of population density.
  • Individual may be asked to serve as a resource to assist Shelter Manager with protocols for sanitary measures, feeding, disease prevention and general care to promote quality healthcare for the animals.
  • Individual is required to perform spay and/or neuter surgeries on shelter animals, primarily dogs and cats
  • Individual is required to perform other surgeries, such as but not limited to cryptorchids and hernia repairs.
  • Individual will assist Humane Investigation with cases, such as but not limited to examining animals, treating animals, writing statements and testifying in court proceedings.
  • Must allow the Humane Society of North Texas to designate them as the Veterinarian of record for the Humane Society of North Texas if asked.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing training for all shelter staff.
  • Assist in planning, organizing and implementing programs.
  • Assist in creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment for the animals.
  • Establish working relationships with other departments.
  • Report to work at assigned start time; go to/return from breaks and lunch at assigned times; leave work at assigned quitting time.
  • Ensure that controlled drugs are maintained under DEA compliance.
  • Ability to meet physical demands.

 

 

Typical Decisions This Position Has Total Authority to Make

  • Medical decisions related to the care of shelter animals.

 

Typical Problems This Position Will Face

  • Compassion fatigue.

·         Fractious animals.

·         Adverse reactions to treatments and/or anesthesia.

  • Unexpected complications after surgery.

 

Major Responsibilities

·         Maintaining active Texas Veterinary license

·         Maintaining $1,000,000.00 personal liability insurance.

·         The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.

·         Following the work direction of the Shelter Manager regarding all processes and procedures within the clinic except for processes or procedures regarding veterinary medicine.

  • Teaching, training, and/or assisting other Veterinarians and shelter staff in disease prevention for shelter animals, vaccination practices, parasite control, and nutrition, shelter air quality, facility design, shelter animal stress reduction and management principles of population density.

 

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position

  • Follow the mission of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Understanding of and a willingness to apply management practices relating to shelter medicine.
  • Knowledge of Humane Society of North Texas policies and protocols, such as, but not limited to, adoption, cleaning and medical protocols.
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
  • Ability to handle animals safely and with patience and gentleness.
  • Ability to represent the Humane Society of North Texas in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers, and staff.
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Humane Society of North Texas, with volunteers, the public, and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and computerized format.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong time management skills.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.
  • Prior shelter Veterinary experience.

 

Required Professional Licensing or Certifications

  • Licensure in good standing to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas.
  • Graduate degree from an accredited veterinary college (DVM or VMD).

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

Working Conditions

·         The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual.  Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.

 

 

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For the animals,

 

 

Sandy Shelby 

Executive Director

Humane Society of North Texas

1840 E. Lancaster Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76103

Phone 817-332-4768, x109

SShelby@hsnt.org

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