Ideally located on the Pacific coast just south of Los Angeles and adjacent to Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California (population 485,000) is at once a Southern California seaside resort, an urban metropolis with a diverse economy, and a tapestry of small neighborhoods whose international cultures are woven into a tightly knit yet heterogeneous community.
Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is one of five bureaus in the award-winning Department of Parks, Recreations and Marine. Among other important responsibilities, ACS provides rabies control and prevention, investigates and responds to reports of injuries due to animal bites, enforces animal related ordinances and laws and provides temporary shelter and medical care for lost, owned, or stray animals and opportunities for adoption for these animals. Through the implementation of progressive programs, increased community outreach and volunteers and investments in adoption and rescue efforts, ACS has improved from a live release rate under 50% to over 80% in the last five years. The Bureau has approximately 60 staff and annually handles over 28,000 calls for field service and over 8,000 live animals.
The Bureau Manager of ACS will be responsible for directing the implementation of a progressive strategic plan of animal care programs, processes and guidelines. The Manager will develop strategies to guide the department through economic, regulatory and legislative challenges, including the utilization of existing resources as investments to meet the future needs of the Bureau.
Desires a bachelor’s degree (master’s a plus); and a minimum of 4 years experience in a business management position within an operational or service-oriented environment, two years of which include supervising a multi-faceted operational program or related environment; or any equivalent. Experience in a municipal setting is preferred.
Salary range: $110,000 to $150,000