Chief Animal Services Officer Profile

The Austin Animal Services Office provides sheltering, enforcement and prevention services for Austin and the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The Office works closely with Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane Society, Emancipet and more than 150 rescue groups to remain the largest no kill community in the nation. Since 2011, the Animal Services Office has saved more than 95% of the 17,000 pets who come through their doors each year. The Animal Services Office has 111 employees, over 450 volunteers and an annual budget of $13.9M.

A tremendous career opportunity awaits an inclusive, talented and accomplished candidate to join the City of Austin’s Animal Service Office as their new Chief Animal Services Officer. Under general direction of an Assistant City Manager, the Chief Animal Services Officer is responsible for working closely with community partners and volunteers to promote state of the art animal welfare services.

Before we launch recruitment efforts we will be developing a recruitment profile. We would appreciate your input on the qualifications and characteristics that the next Chief Animal Services Officer must have to be successful. Opportunities to provide your input include two community meetings and a survey via SpeakUp Austin.



Community Meetings:

Monday, March 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room

301 W. 2nd Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Town Lake Center (Austin Energy Headquarters), Room 130

721 Barton Springs

Austin, TX 78704

The Austin Animal Services Office provides sheltering, enforcement and prevention services for Austin and the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The Office works closely with Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane Society, Emancipet and more than 150 rescue groups to remain the largest no kill community in the nation. Since 2011, the Animal Services Office has saved more than 95% of the 17,000 pets who come through their doors each year. The Animal Services Office has 111 employees, over 450 volunteers and an annual budget of $13.9M.

A tremendous career opportunity awaits an inclusive, talented and accomplished candidate to join the City of Austin’s Animal Service Office as their new Chief Animal Services Officer. Under general direction of an Assistant City Manager, the Chief Animal Services Officer is responsible for working closely with community partners and volunteers to promote state of the art animal welfare services.

Before we launch recruitment efforts we will be developing a recruitment profile. We would appreciate your input on the qualifications and characteristics that the next Chief Animal Services Officer must have to be successful. Opportunities to provide your input include two community meetings and a survey via SpeakUp Austin.



Community Meetings:

Monday, March 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room

301 W. 2nd Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Town Lake Center (Austin Energy Headquarters), Room 130

721 Barton Springs

Austin, TX 78704

  • Chief Animal Services Officer Discussion

    This survey will be used to develop a candidate profile for the City’s next Chief Animal Services Officer. The information obtained in this survey will be used by GOV HR’s consultant Heidi Voorhees and City of Austin Human Resources Department staff.

    Following profile development the City of Austin, in partnership with GOV HR, will begin a nationwide search to identify candidates based on the information developed in the profile. ACM Shorter, the hiring manager, will review the candidates and determine which he would like to bring forward to interview.

    Click "Complete Form" below to begin survey. Please note, this survey

    This survey will be used to develop a candidate profile for the City’s next Chief Animal Services Officer. The information obtained in this survey will be used by GOV HR’s consultant Heidi Voorhees and City of Austin Human Resources Department staff.

    Following profile development the City of Austin, in partnership with GOV HR, will begin a nationwide search to identify candidates based on the information developed in the profile. ACM Shorter, the hiring manager, will review the candidates and determine which he would like to bring forward to interview.

    Click "Complete Form" below to begin survey. Please note, this survey will remain open until April 2, 2019.
    Complete Form