HAZEL HARVEY PEACE CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS, 818 MISSOURI AVENUE
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The City of Fort Worth is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the council-manager form of government. Fort Worth is the 16th largest city and its metropolitan area has been recognized as one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Fort Worth has more than 750,000 residents and is the 5th largest city in the state of Texas.
The Assistant Code Compliance Director reports directly to the Code Compliance Director. The Assistant Code Compliance Director will work closely with Police, Fire, Planning and Development and Finance Departments. Will also work closely with private foundations, the animal shelter committee and Tarrant County Public Health to support and assist the Code Compliance Director in all health services and administrative functions within the department. This position may serve as the Citys Health Official.
The Assistant Code Compliance Director is responsible for the Health Services Division (111 authorized positions) which includes Animal Care and Control, Consumer Health and Administration. The Department has three Assistant Code Compliance Directors. The other two are responsible for Code Enforcement and Solid Waste. While specialty assignments are preferred, the director may reassign assistant directors to other areas and/or reorganize assignments.
Skills / Requirements
The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position:
Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field plus eight years of increasingly responsible code enforcement, animal care and control, public animal shelter, public health or closely related experience. A Masters degree and Registered Sanitarian (or ability to obtain the same within one year of employment) or other public health certification is preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have experience managing both administrative and field staff and will have demonstrated experience with public health services including but not limited to Animal Care and Control including enforcement, public shelter operations and adoption activities; Consumer Health including the prevention of food borne, waterborne and other communicable diseases (West Nile Virus control/containment); public/private collaborative efforts; and experience handling an over $14M budget. The successful candidate will have experience handling a CIP to include funding responsibility, with construction and acquisitions knowledge and experience.
The successful candidate will have assisted in the creation of performance metrics, reporting and improvement targets for a large organization with diverse business units. The successful candidate will be a highly ethical, creative, strategic, and forward thinker with the ability to work independently. The successful candidate will have a high level of integrity with a strong sense of urgency and a focus on service to internal and external customers. Specific key competencies are listed below.
Strong strategic planning background.
Strong negotiation skills with ability to persuade through consensus building.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Independent, strategic thinker with the ability to deal with dynamic personalities
Strong strategic budget decision making ability.
Successful track record of leading and driving change.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects.
MISC. REQUIREMENTS: Environmental Conditions:
Office environment, exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site; field environment; work in inclement weather conditions.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods; some walking on a daily basis; may inspect in confined spaces; climbing, stooping, kneeling, heavy lifting.
In 1926, the City of Fort Worth created a Department of Health and Welfare and began providing public health services to its residents....