The County of Volusia is seeking a Management Specialist - Working Title: Veterinary Technician for the Animal Services Division. This position will be located in Daytona Beach, Florida; and will perform advanced para-professional work overseeing the daily general and surgical operations of the Volusia County Animal Care Clinic and Mobile Clinic. Candidate is required to have graduated from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) program with a valid and active Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) Certification.
(NOTE:These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
Responsible for the daily operation of spay and neuter programs through the Volusia County Animal Care Clinic and Mobile Clinic. Reports directly to Veterinarian on operational updates of the spay and neuter program.
Coordinates administrative functions associated with the assigned program.
Develops, produces and analyzes reports and data for Veterinarian and/or division director.
Completes necessary correspondence related to the program.
Monitors program for compliance with management goals and objectives.
Analyzes data, systems, and policies to maintain program effectiveness and efficiency.
May train personnel.
Develops forms, procedures and systems.
Regularly keeps management informed on status of program.
Completes special studies and reports.
Assists the Veterinarian in any job related task/function.
Coordinates the operation of the program with other divisions, agencies, and services.
May function as a division specialist in a technical area of expertise.
Performs duties and assignments associated with technical specialty.
May be required to operate specialized equipment.
May supervise subordinate personnel.
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or possession of GED AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative and technical support with in a veterinary clinic.
Veterinary Technician Certification accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA CVTEA Program).
Must have successfully passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Must possess a Valid Driver's License.
Must obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of appointment and maintain thereafter.
Must possess a valid Florida Class B CDL within three (3) months of appointment and maintain thereafter.
Having met the minimum requirements, the preferred candidate will havetwo (2) years of experience in a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) clinic environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of the proper care and handling of domestic species (including cats and dogs).
Demonstrated knowledge of procedures, theories and practices applicable to field of expertise.
Demonstrated knowledge of veterinary terminology and medications.
Able to perform all technical requirements of a Licensed Veterinary Technician in a clinical environment.
Able to correctly administer medication and anesthesia as directed.
Able to keep accurate records and utilize a computer.
Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Able to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, and the general public.
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical and scientific manuals, journals, documents associated with program area; reports, safety instructions, memos, letters; may be required to read and comprehend legal documents and financial reports. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to write letters, procedures, memos, reports relaying information, ideas, data, and detail. Ability to speak clearly and concisely relaying information to laymen. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions.
Physical Demands: Work lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 50 pounds. Visual acuity (peripheral vision and depth perception) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle. Hearing, speaking, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and finger dexterity.
Environmental Demands: Inside and outside work in various physical environments. Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, blood and other bodily fluids, chemicals, noise, confined spaces. Occasional exposure to outdoor conditions, humidity, heat, sun, uneven terrain, etc.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
About County of Volusia
Our mission is to be a community rich with resources and opportunities today and for generations to come. We envision in providing responsive and fiscally responsible services for the health, and quality of life for our citizens.
Today, more than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida; our county consists of 1,207 square miles; with an elevation that begins at sea level and rises to a high elevation of 110 feet. We have 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches that are a world-class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach.
Our institutions of higher learning -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida -- have a national reputation for excellence.
The racing tradition continues today at Daytona International Speedway, one of the world's finest racing facilities and the home of the world-famous Daytona 500, an event larger than the Super Bowl.