Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Gainesville, FL, USA
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm
Salary Range: $61,492.91 - $98,508.38 (Salary negotiable; Salary not to exceed 40% above base of salary range, based on experience)
DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and two years of experience as a practicing veterinarian. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. Requires the successful completion of a criminal history background investigation prior to employment.
Position Summary: This is highly responsible professional work supervising and providing medical care and treatment to sheltered animals in the medical unit of the Animal Services Department. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for providing veterinary services including a broad variety of clinical and laboratory activities. Exercises medical judgment and skill in the independent performance of duties for the care and treatment of animals within the shelter. Supervision is exercised over clinic subordinates assisting in routine details. Work is performed in accordance with County ordinances and other applicable policies and legislation. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and observation of results achieved.
Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation. Participates as a member of the management team and attends applicable meetings. Provides medical and surgical care, treatment and sterilizations to sheltered animals. Provides medical examinations and sterilizations to animals being transferred to other animal welfare organizations and/or rescue groups. Provides sterilizations for pets of citizens participating in the low-income and low-cost spay/neuter programs. Performs forensic exams and necropsies as warranted and provides qualified testimony and documentation in court concerning cases of neglect and cruelty, as enforced by Animal Services Officers in accordance with County ordinance and State Statutes. Counsels citizens who adopt pets on post operative care. Trains staff on prevention of canine, feline and zoonotic diseases. Aids in development and implementation of cleaning, vaccination, intake, and quarantine protocols. Participates in interviewing and hiring decisions for shelter medical staff. Communicates directly with applicable staff with regard to care of all shelter animals. Participates in the continuing education of senior students at the College of Veterinary Medicine in the cooperative externship program with the University of Florida. Stays current on the latest procedures and developments regarding the handling, care and disposal of animals. Performs decapitation of animals that are submitted for rabies testing. Maintains medical inventory, compliance with DEA requirements related to controlled substances, and offers qualified expertise on the appropriate selection of medical supplies. Reviews and makes recommendations to the director concerning animal care and regulations program policies, procedures, and activities; prepares periodic evaluative reports on medical services. Responds to verbal and written inquiries from the public and the local veterinary community regarding Animal Services. Develops programs designed to inform the citizens of Alachua County about the proper care and handling of animals. Provides technical advice and assistance to citizens as requested. Treats people and animals with respect, contributes to effective teamwork, promotes intra-and inter-departmental cooperation, and fosters public relations beneficial to Animal Services. Performs related work as required. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of veterinary medicine, infectious disease, shelter medicine, aseptic technique, standards of care in veterinary medicine, and high volume surgery techniques. Thorough knowledge of the operation of laboratory equipment, use of drugs, and related supplies for an animal facility. Considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures and laws pertaining to animal services operations. Ability to perform high volume spay/neuter surgery; ability to perform other surgeries including by not limited to cystotomy, mass removal, entropion repair, cherry eye repair, enucleation, and amputation; ability to prioritize, multitask, and triage; and ability to work well with others. Ability to supervise and organize the work of staff, develop staff, and effectively appraise employee performance. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including public speaking and the preparation of written reports. Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers, and community in a professional, pleasant, and respectful manner at all times. Ability to work well within frenetic nature of shelter environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods; walk; sit, and reach with hands or arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), and fumes or airborne particles. Subject to animal bites and scratches. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Gainesville, FL, United States
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm
Salary: $19.35 - $30.96 Hourly $40,247.17 - $64,395.34 Annually
Beginning salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; hiring range between $40 - $49K. This position is posted with minimum ranges from level I - level IV, position assignment determined by applicant's level of certifications. Plans Examiner I: $19.34 hr; Plans Examiner II: $20.37 hr; Plans Examiner III: $21.45 hr; Plans Examiner IV: $23.78 hr. Preference is for individual to have Level IV certification; however, an applicant with less certification will be considered. Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years experience in general construction or related fields; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Provisional certification as a Plans Examiner by the State of Florida must be obtained within three months of employment. Standard certification as a Plans Examiner by the State of Florida must be obtained within two years of issuance of provisional certification. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license. Position Summary: This position performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in the review and approval of building plans. An employee assigned to this classification is primarily responsible for examining commercial and private building plans to ensure compliance with Alachua County building code regulations. Work is performed under the direction of a Building Codes Supervisor and is reviewed through observation of results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and other interested parties. Reviews current trends and developments in the field of construction. Examines building proposals of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations. Reviews and evaluates proposed building plans and specifications blueprints to insure that proposed construction complies with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, environmental, flood hazard, design, energy, barrier free requirements, landscape and clearing, grading, filling and related codes. Applies valuations and permit costs for new projects based on codes, regulations and policies. Coordinates activities with Building Codes Supervisor, Building Inspectors, planners, engineers and other agency staff. Performs research on codes and ordinances as assigned to evaluate and recommend improvements to codes and ordinances. Researches problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues. Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions. Coordinates plan reviews, inspections and enforcement actions. Maintains complete and accurate records of approved plans. Performs the duties of a Building Inspector as qualified and required. Performs related duties as required. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of standard building codes and electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, general construction codes and carpentry. Working knowledge of electrical, carpentry, cement, mechanical and plumbing work. Skill in applying knowledge of standard building codes, zoning and land use regulations. Skill in the operation of the following equipment: personal computer including word processing and permitting software; calculator; pencil; ruler; copy machine; and telephone. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners and the general public. Ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.