Located on the banks of the Rio Grande, the City of Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas with a population of 185,000. Close to South Padre Island, Brownsville offers unique recreational opportunities such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding as well as beautiful neighborhoods and family-friendly amenities including the Gladys Porter Zoo, art, history and children’s museums and a certified Main Street District.
Brownsville offers an outstanding quality of life, an affordable cost of living, safe neighborhoods, and excellent educational opportunities. It is named one of the 16 safest metro areas in which to live, according to a 2019 report by the U.S. News & World Report. Several higher education institutions are located here, including Texas Southmost College and The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.
The City of Brownsville seeks a mission-driven animal services professional who is both strategically and operationally focused. The successful candidate will be solutions-oriented with outstanding interpersonal skills. They will be passionate about working with an extremely talented team to shape the future of animal welfare.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university and at least five years of supervisory or management experience in an animal care facility is required (i.e., a governmental agency, community group, or animal welfare organization). A combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered. Animal Care Training Certificate, Animal Control Certification, and Animal Euthanasia Technician Certification are required within six months of hire.
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