Animal Services Director – Madera County

Client: Madera County
(Madera, California)
Position: Animal Services Director
Closing Date: Apply Immediately

Additional Information: 


Madera County is currently recruiting for an Animal Services Director. With an annual budget of $1.425 million and a Department comprised of 16 full-time staff, the Animal Services Director is responsible for the proper enforcement of animal control ordinances, overseeing the operation of the animal shelter, and supervising Animal Services Officers. Additionally, the Director plans, manages, and oversees the County’s programs for the licensing, impounding, and disposal of animals. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors and reporting directly to the CAO, the Director functions with limited daily supervision and must have a commitment to the mission of the department while proactively working to improve the functioning of County services and programs.

This position requires 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the licensing, impounding, control, and disposal of animals which included frequent public contact and 2 years of supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Also requires the equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training or college level course work in animal science, animal health technology, or a related field along with completion of requirements for California Penal Code Section 832 and possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class ‘C’ California driver’s license.

The annual salary for the position is up to $75,144. Additionally, the County offers a benefits package, including CalPERS.

This position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process for optimal consideration. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Ralph Andersen & Associates via email at Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Nick Marano at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at