Director of Field Operations

Emergency Appt

contact information

Arthur Palomar

job description

The Department of Animal Services is seeking to fill one Director of Field Operations position via emergency appointment to oversee the Citywide Cat Program.


The Director of Field Operations will provide professional management and oversight of the Citywide Cat Program; develop strategies to meet program objectives; implement Department policies on the Citywide Cat Program and provide recommendations for improvements; work with the City Attorney to ensure legal mandates to the program's operation are followed; and review and approve Citywide Cat Program applications. This position will work with non-profit organizations to expand community services and participation in the program; respond to inquiries from partner organizations, members of the community and other City departments; develop and manage data entry spreadsheets; and generate reports with services metrics. The incumbent will also represent the Department at public meetings, including the Board of Animal Services Commissioners and City Council.


  1. Three years of full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles as a Senior Animal Control Officer; or
  2. Five years of full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles as an Animal Care Technician Supervisor; or
  3. Three years of full-time paid experience supervising staff engaged in enforcing laws and regulations, or ordinances for a public agency, or enforcing animal regulations; or
  4. Three years of full-time paid experience managing an animal shelter.


A valid California driver’s license is required.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a City Employment Application detailing your education, training and experience to

The period to submit your application begins on Friday, June 17, 2022 and ends on Friday, July 1, 2022, or until sufficient applications are received.