Assistant Director - Dallas Animal Services

City of Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX

The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and will oversee the financial operating budget and contract management. In addition to, providing assistance to the Director in managing, planning and organizing activities, managing staff of Dallas Animal Services and will be required to operate with a high level of autonomy, discretion, judgment, and integrity.

Essential Functions
Work directly with the Director to establish budget goals.

Coordinates and recommends improvement in the process of the internal financial controls.

Coordinates the accuracy and presentation of statistical information to ensure transparency and quality control.

Oversee the financial and contract management ensuring efficiencies.

Establish and execute policy around financial matters to comply with City and State guidelines.

Plans, directs, organizes, and coordinates the activities of financial and contract management.

Serve as the financial spokesperson on behalf of DAS (when necessary) to provide communication to the Budget Office.

Strategize the financial and contract management to ensure budgetary goals are maintained and funding opportunities are identified.

Responsible for the annual budget preparation process.

Prepares executive-level briefings, correspondence, and reports.

Establishes and maintains diplomatic relations with all City departments and external stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and at least 4 years of experience demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions.

The equivalent combination of eight (8) years of relevant experience and education may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of business principles, practices and techniques used in department management.

Knowledge of principles of financial management and staff management with the ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work through the staff and others.

Excellent oral and written communication.

Ability to work with a diversified group of individuals

Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of city management, officials, vendors, contractors, the community and the general public.