Link to Job Announcement: http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/agency/employment/12-07_AsstEDAnimalHealthPrograms.pdf
Position Title: Assistant Executive Director for Animal Health Programs
Position Location: Central Office, 2105 Kramer Lane, Austin, Texas
Annual Salary: Director IV - B29 - $7917.00 - $9167 /mo. ( $95,004 - $110,004/yearly) (salary commensurate with experience)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Posting #: 12-07
Opening Date: June 6, 2012
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
The Assistant Executive Director (AED) reports to the Executive Director of the TAHC. The AED is responsible for overall management of all field operations and emergency management. Acts as supervisor for all regional directors and the agency emergency management coordinator. Assists the Executive Director as liaison with industry groups, stakeholder organizations, and other state, federal, and international government agencies. Extensive latitude for independent initiative and judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
* Provides oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of Animal Health and Emergency Management programs.
* Participates in state and national organizations and conferences and may serve on committees of organizations such as the U.S. Animal Health Association and other such organizations.
* Assists in the formulation of the agency's regulations, policies, and procedures for approval by the Commissioners.
* Assists in oversight of budget, legislative appropriations requests, performance measure reporting, and development of the agency's strategic plan to meet the agency's goals and objectives.
* Prepares and presents reports and general information to the Commissioners.
* Makes presentations on animal health issues to industry groups, stakeholder organizations, producers, state and national organizations, and other concerned organizations, as requested.
* Keeps apprised of latest developments and trends in veterinary medicine and regulatory animal health activities at the state and national levels, and internationally.
Education and Experience:
* Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited college or university.
* Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas or licensed in any US state (Must obtain a Texas license within 12 months.)
* Four years' experience in management of veterinary or regulatory programs
* Traditional livestock experience required and non-traditional livestock experience desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Thorough knowledge of domestic livestock, disease control and eradication methods, and epidemiology.
* Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing an organization of comparable size and complexity.
* Highly skilled in public relations and communication.
* Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, review, and evaluate the agency's overall operations; to supervise professional and paraprofessional staff directly and through managers; to analyze and solve problems in both short and long term situations; to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; to express concepts clearly and logically; to understand, interpret, explain, and enforce regulations and policies; to be on call and to travel as necessary.
The Assistant Executive Director position may play a key role in the agency's emergency management activities. This position is subject to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments away from the Central Office for up to two weeks at a time. This duty may involve working in adverse conditions; may require irregular working hours and overtime; and, may include duties other than those specified in the standard position description.
Must have valid Texas drivers' license and safe driving record. Employment of the selected candidate is contingent upon receipt of an acceptable Moving Violation Record (MVR) from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A fully completed and signed State of Texas Application for Employment must be received by the closing date. A candidate's application must fully explain how he/she meets the minimum qualifications, or the candidate will be eliminated from further consideration. Resumes and other attachments are accepted only with a fully completed application.
Application forms are available on our web site at www.tahc.state.tx.us. Submit fully completed ands signed applications to TAHC Human Resources, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, TX 78711-2966 (2105 Kramer Lane, Austin). Phone 800-550-8242, ext. 702 or 512-719-0702.
The Texas Animal Health Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (512) 719-0702. For a telecommunications relay service for the hearing impaired, please dial 711. At time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service must present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
*State Benefits include:
Paid Vacation Leave
Paid Sick Leave
Paid State Holidays (approximately 12 per year)
Business Casual Dress Code
Paid Health Insurance for Employee after 90 days (1/2 premium paid for family)
Prescription Drug Benefits
Flexible Spending Account available
Group Dental Insurance available
Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance available
Tax-deferred 401k/457 Savings Plans available through payroll deduction
Optional Payroll Deductions for US Savings Bonds
Direct Deposit available
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