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Veterinary Medical Officer Senior

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/07
Category: Agriculture
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Multiple Locations, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 39.66
Maximum Salary: 39.66
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation."

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Veterinarian Medical Officer, Senior in the Animal Industries Division, located in the Magic Valley, or in Eastern Idaho, depending on the successful candidate.

The Veterinarian Medical Officer, Senior serves as the state expert and program coordinator in a specialized area of veterinary medicine. Incumbent is responsible for the evaluation and improvement of programs and operational activities designed to prevent or eliminate threats to Idaho agriculture from emerging or newly introduced diseases of domestic or wildlife animalsAt this level, the incumbent will use principles, concepts, scientific methodology and techniques in the field of veterinary medicine to apply theories and proposals to problems and issues which are not susceptible to resolution by established methods.

Example of Duties

• Develop or modify and implement animal health and disease control programs.

• Develop and implement a Secure Food Supply program for Idaho's livestock industries

•Manage programs including the following: Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, animal health and disease control, deleterious exotic animal permits, commercial aquaculture, investigation and enforcement of disease related issues

• Direct the investigation of disease outbreaks.

• Conduct epidemiological investigations and assist in animal care investigations, as needed.

• Carry out the responsibilities of an employee as outlined in the department's Risk Manage/Safety Policy.

Minimum Qualifications

These qualifications are mandatory requirements:

Current or temporary Idaho Veterinary License or have passed the National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT), or the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and are eligible for a temporary Idaho Veterinary license. (Contact the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine for licensure information at 208-488-7530 or email [email protected].)

Considerable knowledge of diseases of domestic and other animals and diagnostic procedures. Experience detecting and diagnosing animal diseases

Experience developing disease control strategies.

Supplemental Information

Desirable Areas: These qualifications are not required; however, if you have the related background it may increase your score.

Background in large animal medicine, epidemiology and livestock production. Background in and comfort with livestock field necropsy or post-mortem examinations.

Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.

BEST RETIREMENT AVAILABLE IN THE NATION

We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

·Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental

·generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

·11 paid holidays a year

·paid parental leave

·multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457

·basic life insurance for employee and family

1.employee covered at one times their annual salary

2.spouse covered at $10,000

3.child covered at $5,000

·wellness programs

·ongoing training opportunities

·an opportunity for student loan forgiveness

·and more!

Benefits

https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!

If you have questions, please contact us at:

[email protected] at (208) 332-8520The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].   

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