Bureau Director Of Animal Services- Non-merit

Baltimore County
39 per week $64 - $73 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States


Regular Schedule: 39 hours per week

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Animal Services, Communicable Disease and Environmental Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan. 

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, and controls the programs of Animal Services in the
Veterinary Department.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and evaluates the programs of Animal Services. 
  • Interprets and develops standards, policies, and procedures. 
  • Initiates, develops, implements, and modifies programs and services provided by the Bureau.
  • Supervises veterinary professionals, including supervisors and support staff. 
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of programs and staff.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community members, staff, and other veterinary care providers.
  • Ensure that operations comply with the County Animal Control Act and other pertinent State and County laws and ordinances.
  • Prepares, reviews and implements policies and procedures regarding veterinary operations, infection control, veterinary care and follow-up, vaccinations and other issues related to veterinary care.
  • Coordinates the activities of the Bureau with the services provided by other veterinary care agencies. 
  • Provides advice and consultation to staff and serves as liaison to other agencies.
  • Plans, prepares, and administers operating and grant budgets. 
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of records, reports, correspondence, and grant proposals.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Performs other duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Required Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctorate degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.

Licenses or Certificates

Possession of current Veterinarian License to Practice in the State of Maryland, or be willing to obtain Maryland certification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)
  • Thorough knowledge of veterinary principles, practices, procedures, and methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of current veterinary services, programs, resources, and trends.
  • Thorough knowledge of veterinary program supervision. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of directing and supervising veterinary professionals including supervisors and support staff. 
  • Thorough knowledge of veterinary standards and practice. 
  • Skill in the supervision of veterinary professionals and support staff. 
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and implementing public veterinary programs. 
  • Skill in the drafting of reports, correspondence, and other documents. 
  • Ability to learn and interpret County and Departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Ability to learn and interpret applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. 
  • Ability to effectively administer the Bureau's programs, grants, and budgets. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and other veterinary agencies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Thorough knowledge of County and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Thorough knowledge of the organization, operations, and services provided by the Department, County, and other local veterinary agencies. 
  • Skill in the administration of programs, operations, budgets, and grants. Skill in coordinating the Bureau's programs with services provided by other agencies.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Bureau Director of Animal Services (Director Of Animal Services) - Non-Merit 
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204



attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.


Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.  

Persons appointed to this position must maintain required licenses and certifications throughout the course of employment. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The duties of this classification are essentially sedentary.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.