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Animal Services Manager Operations Manager

Summary of Position

The Environmental Health Bureau has an opening for a fulltime Animal Services Manager (Operations Manager) at the Animal Services Center in Salinas. Reporting to the Director of the Environmental Health Bureau, the successful candidate will plan, organize, and direct the activities of Monterey County's Animal Services in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Animal Services Manager selects, supervises, trains and evaluates professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff; monitors staff productivity; establishes work schedules and standards of performance; and recommends and implements employee discipline as may be necessary. The Animal Services Manager represents the Monterey County's Animal Services and collaborates with the public, outside agencies, County departments, and city officials.

Animal Services is responsible for implementing sections of Title 8 of the Monterey County Code (Animal Control). While protecting, promoting, and enhancing the health, safety, and quality of life for companion animals and people within Monterey County, Animal Services performs animal control duties that include but is not limited to: field services for the impoundment of animals roaming at large; the treatment, control, and prevention of rabies in animals; and the issuance of dog and cat licensing. Animal Services also provides a modern animal shelter that includes a spay/neuter clinic, and a pet adoption program Public education about animal care is also provided as a means to prevent an over population of dogs and cats in the community and promote responsible pet ownership. Animal Services is also responsible for the permitting of kennels and pet shops in Monterey County as well as responding to animal nuisance and code issues such as dog barking, dog bites and enforcement of the Rooster Ordinance (Sec. 8.50 of Title 8 of the Monterey County Code).

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future temporary or regular vacancies as they arise.

Examples of Duties


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

A thorough knowledge of:

  • Chain of Command, Organizational Management, and Public Administration.
  • Federal, State and local laws, codes and ordinances related to Animal Services programs including responsibilities and legal liabilities of those participating in the work.
  • Basic Principles and practices of the assigned county department operations and its administration and organization.
  • Advanced principles of financial administration, including procurement, contracts and purchasing, public budgeting and reporting.
  • General computer systems and applications utilized within a typical office work environment and general knowledge of specialized software programs utilized for kennel management, pet licensing and animal clinics.
  • Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of fiscal administration including budget preparation and administration and financial analysis.
  • Principals, practices of the specific social, community or public services area, including current trends in animal shelters, animal advocacy, research, treatment, education and management of rabies and dog bites, potentially dangerous and vicious animals.
  • Principles and practices of effective public/community and customer relations.
  • Effective methods of record keeping and program documentation.

    Skill and abilities to:

  • Organize, direct and coordinate program services.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments within the county as well as outside organizations both public and private.
  • Plan, organize and evaluate employee work performance; exercise good judgment and decisiveness; analyze business problems, develop recommendations and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Establish effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Learn, interpret, and correctly apply codes, ordinances, laws, rules and regulations governing the work.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing on legal and policy matters related to the work; produce clear, concise and detailed instructions, procedures, and reports, grant applications and contracts.
  • Manage division activities; monitor and communicate progress; prioritize and meet timelines; coordinate functions with other County departments and outside agencies as appropriate; create document and maintain division level business processes, policies and procedures.
  • Perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff.
  • Read and interpret a variety of policies, procedures technical manuals and instructions.

    Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrate the effective use of the Chain of Command and basic supervisory techniques in the decision-making and oversight process.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and judicious management.
  • Communicate effectively with management, stakeholder groups, and individuals from a broad range of social, economic and political backgrounds.
  • Ability to remain calm under stress/high pressure situations.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
  • The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete course PC 832 in Arrest, Search, and Seizure and Firearms Training, and in compliance with California Code of Regulations, complete 8 hours of "Euthanasia Training Curriculum" within one year of appointment. Animal Control staff do not carry firearms.

    Examples of Experience/Education/Training

    Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example how requirements might be met is included in the position description. Generally, the requirements may include:

    Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate Degree in business administration, public health administration, public administration, or a related field. (Experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for education.)


    Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in animal control, humane society, or other agency that has provided municipal or public animal control field operations, at least one year of which was at a lead or supervisory level.

    Additional Information


    The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (X Unit)

  • Health Insurance: CalPERS Health Insurance Program, Dental and Vision.
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement: CalPERS
  • Life Insurance: Coverage of $50,000 Term Life policy
  • Annual Leave: 23 days in the first year
  • 10 Paid Holidays and one floating holiday per calendar year
  • Professional Leave: 10 days per year, non-accruable
  • Professional Organization Membership: $400 per calendar year
  • Educational Stipend: 2% of the hourly base wage subject to eligibility
  • Long-term Disability Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Social Security/Medicare: County participates in these programsThe information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position.  
  • This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.  The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevails over this listing.


    If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4550. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.


    Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date: August 1, 2017

    All application material must be received by the final filing date for a guaranteed review. Please be aware applicants who fail to provide all required materials listed below, including through responses to the supplemental questions, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered for the position.

  • Monterey County Employment Application;
  • Resume; and
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions
  • *Please note responses to supplemental questions must be as through as possible. Writing please "see resume" is not a response to the supplemental question and will disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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    Animal Health Manager

    Description Manage the movement of cattle into, through and shipment out of the feed yard, maximizing cattle performance and profitability. Diagnose and treat cattle according to protocol. Develop and lead assigned staff, assist in the preparation and maintenance of the annual budget. Ensure compliance to the Animal Well-Being Policy, HACCP, OSHA and other safety procedures, rules and regulations.

    Requirements Typically requires

    5 or more years of cattle feeding experience, with at least two years in supervisory/management position. Excellent communication and leadership skills are required.

    Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills are a plus; must be computer literate. Maintain medicine inventory, reconcile and order as needed. Complete other duties as assigned.

    Requisition Number: 17-0054 Post Date: 6/7/2017 Title: Animal Health Manager City: Parma State: ID

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    Soldier Ride Manager - San Antonio, TX

    Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Soldier Ride Manager is responsible for managing the Soldier Ride team. The manager provides leadership, coaching, and mentorship to the team; as well as, oversight for the Soldier Ride regional program and events, budget, and development.

    • Manage the Soldier Ride Regional Team, which includes the team’s health/ wellbeing and professional development + Identify and/or develop methods for maintaining contact with warriors, developing ongoing relationships with individual warriors in order to increase retention and participation in Soldier Ride sponsored events and activities

    • Manage Soldier Ride activities and staff, including developing retention plans, action plans, identifying potential activities and issues + Work as liaison with other WWP departments to ensure that Soldier Ride issues are successfully communicated and resolved + Monitor warrior attendance at Soldier Ride events + Travel to Soldier Ride events and coordinating various retention and outreach efforts

    • Manage tracking and reporting of regional staff Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) + Provide onsite presence and resource during the event activity to ensure warrior participation and event’s success

    • Manage budget for team + Identify new programs and equipment available, making recommendations to WWP leadership + Other related duties as assigned + Ability to lead people and manage their skills/abilities, including the ability to motivate, coach, and educate staff members + Ability to manage, motivate, coach and train teammates + Highly motivated, passionate, and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to the organization

    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment + Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines

    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint + Must possess a professional presence and demeanor + Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills + Must be a team player, with ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature and flexible manner + Able to troubleshoot, identify viable options, and problem-solve using excellent reasoning abilities and demonstrating sound judgment + Ability to take initiative, multi-task, work independently, and work well under pressure + Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals in leadership and key community roles + Skill and ease in public and serving as representative for organization

    • Demonstrated ease and confidence in public speaking addressing diverse groups of individuals + Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in management, logistics or a related field; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the degree + One (1) year of direct staff management experience preferred + Minimum of two (2) years of business related experience required + Military background/experience preferred + Group cycling experience preferred + Must be able to travel 50% - 75% of the time + NA *ca Posting Title (External): Soldier Ride Manager - San Antonio, TX ID: 10896 External Company Name: Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. External Company URL:

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    Animal Care Assistant

    To apply for a position at our Company, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (plain text, Microsoft Word, or PDF only) with the job title in the subject line. You will receive notification via email to confirm receipt of your application. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.

    Job Details

    Need not be registered vet tech, but must be able to restrain, draw blood, administer fluids and medications, determine dosage, etc. Helpful to also have administrative background as record keeping and file maintenance important.

    This is a fast paced environment. Excellent communication skills, ability to work with volunteers and the public, positive attitude, and team work are critical. Rotating weekends and holidays.

    If both your background and skill set match the available position, you may be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. The phone interview is informational and a way for us to learn more about your background, as well as for you to learn more about our Company and the particular position.

    Phone interviews last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Following the phone interview, a determination will be made about advancement to an in-person interview. Finalists are required to take a writing test.

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    Project Manager For Tech Company Promoting Bicycle Riding

    The Role

    We are looking for an experienced and proficient project manager who can work with us to manage our bicycling encouragement programs in locations across North America and around the world. Someone who is highly organized and efficient. Someone who is great with people and an excellent communicator. Someone with a passion for getting results and a passion for our mission would be perfect.

    In the ideal world you’d live in Atlanta, GA, where our US head office is. However, we’re looking for the best person for this role, regardless of where they live, so if you live elsewhere, and you think you’d be perfect for this role, then we can make that work.

    Love to Ride

    Love to Ride is the online platform that gets more people riding. We make it easy and fun to encourage our friends and co-workers to ride.

    We also support people new to riding to ride more often. Providing information, incentives and encouragement to overcome their barriers to riding. We are paid by companies, cities, and advocacy groups around the world to provide our platform and bicycle encouragement programmes.

    We are now in 12 countries and 5 languages. We are currently implementing a plan to truly scale the Love to Ride platform to the world.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The primary roles and responsibilities of this role are to:

    • Lead the successful delivery of a range of projects across North America and around the world.
    • Manage relationships and communications with our local contractors, stakeholders, and clients.
    • Ensure key milestones and outcomes are achieved.
    • Ensure effective resource management and delivery of projects within financial budgets.
    • Coordinate all related administration tasks and provide support and guidance to the rest of the project team.
    • Train, advise, manage and support local staff in partner organizations to enable them to support project delivery effectively.
    • Arrange sponsorship to obtain prizes and incentives for projects.
    • Coordinate all marketing and communications, including liaising with local media.
    • Develop and manage the delivery of participant email campaigns and social media, including monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of these campaigns.
    • Manage the Love to Ride website for each project to ensure all copy is up to date, accurate and project specific features are fully operational.
    • Provide regular written progress reports to clients.
    • Manage the research and evaluation of projects, working with the research team, including collating and preparing participant surveys and databases for analysis.
    • Analyze, report and present the project results and outcomes to stakeholders.


    Person Specification

    You will be a bright, enthusiastic and personally motivated individual with a creative, organized mind and a passion to effect positive change. You will have at least 2 years proven project management experience, the flexibility to handle a multitude of challenges and a commitment to continuous improvement.

    The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an applicable area, such as business administration, public administration/policy, planning, or marketing.
    • Be an experienced project manager.
    • Be highly organized and able to manage multiple concurrent projects
    • Experience with managing financial budgets
    • Experience and confidence in public speaking, and chairing and facilitating meetings
    • Excellent IT skills, with proficiency in MS Office, MS Excel, and online tools.

    This role will suit someone that has:

    • Excellent project management and organizational skills
    • Effective planning skills in coordinating resources and projects
    • Commitment to quality and attention to detail in all aspects of project delivery
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • High internal motivational levels, be hard working and committed
    • Positive team working ethic and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to be proactive in pursuing opportunities that enhance projects and is results-driven
    • A confident approach to networking and client relationships
    • Excellent verbal presentation and written skills.
    • You’ll be flexible and able to work with remote teams (we have staff in the USA, UK, New Zealand and Bosnia).
    • You’ll be open-minded, collaborative and friendly.


    Competitive salary and benefits based on your experience level.

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    Animal Care Assistant

    Our supply chain management consultants can leverage significant supply chain experience, acquired while developing and implementing strategies for some of the world?s best known companies over the past forty years in more than one-thousand client engagements, and apply it, hands-on, to your organization.

    Job Details

    Need not be registered vet tech, but must be able to restrain, draw blood, administer fluids and medications, determine dosage, etc. Helpful to also have administrative background as record keeping and file maintenance important.

    This is a fast paced environment. Excellent communication skills, ability to work with volunteers and the public, positive attitude, and team work are critical. Rotating weekends and holidays.

    We have extensive experience in helping companies keep up with the dramatic changes in distribution center and warehouse operations. Our warehouse design consulting team combines on-the-floor data gathering with sophisticated modeling techniques to produce and implement warehouse/distribution center operation plans that provide increased savings and reliability for tomorrow while keeping the inventory moving today.

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    Ride / Waterpark Mechanic

    Job Description:

    At Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, whether you're looking for a summer job or a full-time career, we can offer a unique opportunity to have fun, work hard and build relationships that will last a lifetime. This is the perfect job for someone is who looking to use their existing maintenance skills and want to learn more on the job to advance their maintenance career.

    In this role, you'll work with a team to maintain our rides and perform ride repairs and inspections and fill out all paper work as required. We'll teach you on the job and provide hands on training. We have openings in our Rides Maintenance Area, and also Water Quality Maintenance for the Waterpark.

    Qualifications : Ability to demonstrate mechanical experience and trouble shoot rides and equipment.Minimum Age is 18. When you join our team, you'll receive competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, access to all of our Parks for the summer, an associate discount, opportunities to earn free tickets for friends & family, great training, learning opportunities and advancement potential.

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    Principal Software Engineer - Ride Systems

    Job Description

    Hurtling through space, diving down a mountain in a log, careening out of control in the jungle… ever imagine engineering these exhilarating adventures for Disney guests around the world? Superhero flight, outdueling a space fighter, cartoon-like motions… how would you pull these off? Are you interested in the challenges of making these reality-defying, emotive experiences work under real world constraints, while providing the illusion of journeys beyond people’s wildest dreams?
    Imagine designing and building ride control systems that meet an extremely diverse set of needs to create the most magical and immersive experiences in the world! Envision working in a highly collaborative environment with many talented Imagineers who come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a large number of differing skillsets. Come to the place where Disney theme park ideas are born and brought to life for our many parks and resorts around the globe.
    Disney rides set the standard for world class attractions. As Imagineers, we adhere to systems engineering processes and standards to ensure the quality our Guests have come to expect. We are constantly striving for improvement in everything we do.
    Occasional relocations to one of our resort area locations in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Orlando, or “the next great location” offer unique, rewarding, and culturally immersive experiences. Durations typically allow for a continuous 6 months to well over a year at one of these sites where you will be installing, testing, and being amongst the “first riders” of the ride you just helped design, build, and commission.


    •Design and document control systems for new ride systems:
    •Identification of functional requirements, use cases and scenarios
    •System definition, modeling, and decomposition
    •Analysis of design alternatives and trade-offs
    •Interface requirements specification
    •Software algorithm definition
    Design verification and validation:
    •Performance analyses, such as timing and parameter sensitivity analyses
    •Hazard analyses including failure modes and mitigations
    •Develop and execute detailed test plans and procedures
    •Test software using a simulator, including processor-in-the-loop
    •Test systems on prototype and production hardware
    •Design, implement, and integrate/install software on production hardware in conformance with software standards
    Lead and manage the control system development effort:
    •Plan and estimate a software engineering effort, both technically and logistically
    •Lead a team of 2-5 software engineers
    •Manage vendors and/or specialty subcontractors responsible for portions of a ride system, including specifying requirements, overseeing their work, and integrating and testing their final product

    Basic Qualifications

    •At least 10 years of professional experience
    •Strong analytical skills
    •Strong verbal and technical writing skills
    •Strong team skills – ability to both lead and follow as necessary
    •Rigorous development discipline – adherence to coding standards, development process, etc.
    •Experience in designing, implementing, and testing software for electromechanical systems
    •Understanding of system-level design considerations – timing analyses, hardware/software tradeoffs, etc.
    •Understanding of basic mechanical principles, including rigid body dynamics and pneumatics
    •Ability to present technical concepts in a manner understandable by non-technical people
    •Knowledge of various electrical circuits and sensor technologies – relays, proximity switches, through-beam circuits, quadrature encoders, etc.
    •Knowledge of various actuator technologies – motors, drives, solenoids, pneumatic valves, etc.

    Preferred Qualifications

    •Software/system modeling methodologies such as UML/SysML
    •Understanding of communication technologies/protocols: TCP/IP, CAN, serial, etc.
    •Control system theory experience (closed-loop control)
    •Electrical troubleshooting skills (voltmeter, oscilloscope, etc.)
    •Fail-safe and safety-related software design
    •Multitasking software platforms
    •One or more of the following: Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), Allen Bradley or Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    •Software configuration management/version control tools

    Required Education

    •Bachelors Degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited college or university
    •Some Physics Coursework (Motion Equations / Dynamics) required

    Preferred Education

    •Science (Physics, Computer Science, …), Engineering, and/or Math Double Major or Major-Minor highly preferred
    •Some Computer Science Coursework highly preferred
    •Some Engineering Coursework highly preferred
    •Control Systems Engineering and/or Control Theory a plus
    •Hands On Project(s) a plus

    Additional Information

    To learn about the innovative work our Imagineers do, check out the following videos:

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    Director Of Ride Maintenance

    Job Description:

    At Knott's Berry Farm, fun is the nature of our business, but we also take your personal and professional development very seriously. We're committed to providing competitive market-based compensation packages, opportunities for growth and an excellent work environment.

    Come explore our professional opportunities. JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY: Directs the repair, maintenance and inspection of all amusement rides and related equipment at Knott's Berry Farm.

    Ensures the safety of all amusement rides and equipment. Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Local and Company codes, standards, and procedures. Maximizes ride availability during peak attendance periods.

    Directs maintenance and repair of facility electrical and general lighting equipment. Directs maintenance and repair of company-owned vehicles and heavy equipment. Develops, implements, and administers departmental budgets and spending to achieve assigned tasks and maximize value.

    Directs the Hiring, training, and development of subordinate staff. QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS Documented history of training and development of subordinate staff. At least 5 years' experience with ordering and procurement in a Maintenance role.

    Solid understanding of basic budgeting and accounting practices and at least 5 years' direct experience tracking and administering maintenance budgets. Demonstrable knowledge of basic Mechanical and Electrical principles and common industry practices. Documented history of successfully managing a medium-sized to large staff composed of multiple trades and a diverse workforce. 6 to 10 years' experience of successful Maintenance Management in an Amusement Park or Industrial setting.

    Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law. Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law. Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.

    Driver's License ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure Guest and Employee safety at all times.

    Develop and coach staff to improve performance and efficiency at all levels within assigned areas of responsibility. Ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect at all times.

    Develop, implement, and enforce inspection procedures for all equipment maintained within assigned areas of responsibility. Propose, develop, and administer departmental budgets for the Ride Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Garage, Machine Shop, Stockroom, and Electronics Repair Departments within the Maintenance Division. Ensure all Federal, State, Local, and Company Laws, Codes, Standards, Procedures, and best practices are followed at all times.

    Direct the safe and efficient repair and refurbishment of amusement rides and devices. Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment. Other duties may be assigned.

    TO APPLY: If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", then please apply by emailing your resume to . Please put Resume for Director, Ride and Electrical Maintenance in the subject line. Save time by downloading and filling out a job application before you get to the Employment Center. Join us and enjoy competitive market-based compensation packages opportunities for growth and an excellent work environment.

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    Ride Mechanic

    Job Description:

    At Michigan's Adventure, whether you're looking for a summer job or a full-time career, we can offer a unique opportunity to have fun, work hard and build relationships that will last a lifetime. We offer job opportunities to fit almost any desired work schedule including part-time, weekday and weekend-only.

    Assist with the maintenance of attractions and facilities involving ride safety inspections and assisting with repairs. Entry positions available for all experience levels. Limited year-round positions available for experienced mechanics.

    On-the-job training may include assisting with safety inspections, preventive maintenance, equipment repair and rebuild, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, pool vacuuming, pool chemistry, tool room clerk, parts pick-up and delivery, forklift and more. Minimum age: 18 When you join our team, you'll receive competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, access to all of our Parks for the summer, an associate discount, opportunities to earn free tickets for friends & family, great training, learning opportunities and advancement potential.

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