Corpus Christi (est. pop. 325,000), a coastal city in the state of Texas, located 130 miles southeast of San Antonio, on the Gulf of Mexico, is seeking an inspirational, passionate leader to serve as Director of Animal Care Services. Nicknamed the “Sparkling City by the Sea” Corpus Christi is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and excellent seafood.
The Director of Animal Care Services (DACS) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and management of the city’s animal care department and plays a crucial role in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of services delivered to ensure the welfare and well-being of the animals under the city’s care, while upholding the mission, vision, and goals.
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in animal science, Veterinary Medicine, or a related field; master’s degree preferred but not required and at least ten (10) years related professional experience, of which five (5) years must have been in a leadership role.
The starting salary will be $140,362 - $174,334, depending on experience and qualifications. Additionally, the city offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that includes 88+ vacation hours per year, 40 hours personal leave per year, 96 hours of sick leave per year, voluntary 457b deferred compensation plan, ten (10) Holidays, Flexible Spending Account or HSA options, City Employee Health & Wellness Clinic, City Employee Fitness Center, Learning & Development Academy, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Recognition Programs. Relocation assistance may be available.
Application review begins on Monday, August 21, 2023. Following the first review date, a recruitment consultant will evaluate all applications against the posted qualifications, and may request additional information, such as the completion of a due diligence questionnaire, written questionnaire, references, formal interview (virtual or in-person). This announcement will remain posted, and we will continue to accept applications, until the city reaches an agreement with a finalist. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 842-6478.
The City of Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.