TAHC Seeks Assistant Ex Director for Animal Health Programs

The Texas Animal Health commission (TAHC) has extended the job application date until February 26.

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to seek a highly qualified individual to fill the role as Assistant Executive Director for Animal Health Programs and has extended the job closing date to February 26, 2018.

The job announcement can be found below and on the TAHC website at http://www.tahc.texas.gov/employment/18-13_AsstEDAHPEXTENDED.pdf

Position Title: Assistant Executive Director for Animal Health Programs

State Classification/Title/Salary Group: 1624 / Director V / B30

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 00B – General Officer, 641X – Administration, MGT10 –Management, 8003 – General Officer, 30C0 – Support Officer or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed athttp://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf.

Annual Salary Range: $10,000 – $ 10,833.00/mo. ($120,000 – $129,996 yearly) (Salary commensurate with experience)

Position Location: Central Office, 2105 Kramer Lane, Austin, Texas

Job Posting #: 18-13

FLSA Status: Exempt

Opening Date: January 12, 2018

Closing Date: February 26, 2018

General Description

The Assistant Executive Director (AED) reports to the Executive Director of the TAHC. Provides direct supervision to the Region Directors regarding disease management issues. Provides leadership and direction to the Deputy Director for Animal Health Programs in dealing with regional management and field operations. Assists the Executive Director/State Veterinarian and acts as his proxy in his absence. Liaises with industry groups, stakeholder organizations, and other state, federal, and international government agencies on behalf of the Texas Animal Health Commission. Work involves extensive latitude for independent initiative and judgment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Directly supervises the Deputy Director for Animal Health Programs, who is in charge of the management and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Animal Health Programs.
  • Assists the State Veterinarian and may perform the duties of the Assistant State Veterinarian and act on the State Veterinarian’s behalf in his absence.
  • Directly supervises the Director of Emergency Management, and provides leadership of the agency’s emergency preparation and response activities.
  • Participates in state and national organizations and conferences and may serve on committees of organizations such as the U.S. Animal Health Association and other such organizations.
  • Assists in the formulation of the agency’s regulations, policies, and procedures for approval by the Commissioners.
  • Assists in oversight of budget, legislative appropriations requests, performance measure reporting, and development of the agency’s strategic plan to meet the agency’s goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and presents reports and general information to the Commissioners.
  • Makes presentations on animal health issues to industry groups, stakeholder organizations, producers, state and national organizations, and other concerned organizations, as requested.
  • Keeps apprised of latest developments and trends in veterinary medicine and regulatory animal health activities at the state and national levels, and internationally.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited college or university. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas or licensed in any US state.
  • (Must obtain a Texas license within 12 months.)
  • Ten years of experience in management of veterinary or regulatory programs.
  • Traditional livestock experience required and non-traditional livestock experience desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of domestic livestock, disease control and eradication methods, and epidemiology.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing an organization of comparable size and complexity.
  • Highly skilled in public relations and communication.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, review, and evaluate the agency’s overall operations; to supervise professional and paraprofessional staff directly and through managers; to analyze and solve problems in both short and long term situations; to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; to express concepts clearly and logically; to understand, interpret, explain, and enforce regulations and policies; to be on call and to travel as necessary.


The Assistant Executive Director position plays a key role in agency emergency management activities. This position is subject to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments away from the Central Office for up to two weeks at a time. This duty may involve working in adverse conditions; may require irregular working hours and overtime; and, may include duties other than those specified in the standard position description.

NOTE: Must have valid Texas drivers’ license and safe driving record. Employment of the selected candidate is contingent upon receipt of an acceptable Moving Violation Record (MVR) from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Application Procedures

Completed and signed State of Texas Application for Employment must be received by the closing date, unless the position is posted “until filled.” Application forms and instructions are available on our web site at www.tahc.texas.gov, or the web site of the Texas Workforce Commission at www.twc.state.tx.us. Submit fully completed and signed applications to TAHC Human Resources, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, TX 78711-2966 (2105 Kramer Lane, Austin) or email to human.resources@tahc.texas.gov . Phone 800-550-8242, ext.723 or 512-719-0723. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

The Texas Animal Health Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (512) 719-0700. For a telecommunications relay service for the hearing impaired, please dial 711. At time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be confirmed using E-Verify. All males who are age 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service must present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.

*State Benefits include:

  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid State Holidays (approximately 12 per year)
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Paid Health Insurance for Employee after 90 days (1/2 premium paid for family)
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account available
  • Group Dental Insurance available
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance available Tax-deferred 401k/457 Savings Plans available through payroll deduction
  • Optional Payroll Deductions for US Savings Bonds Direct Deposit available
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