Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 01-Jun-2018 to 22-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Animal Health-Administration
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • 66,672
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays

Veterinarian I
Full-time, benefited position

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, has a full-time position located in Southeast Missouri. Candidate needs to live in one of the following counties: Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Iron, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Shannon, Carter, Wayne, Scott, Oregon, Ripley, Butler, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot or Dunklin.

Job Description:
This is veterinary work for the Department of Agriculture in the identification, control and/or eradication of livestock diseases. An employee in this class is responsible for managing and coordinating a variety of disease control and/or eradication programs for cattle, horses, swine, sheep or other livestock in a designated district of the state, or exercises statewide responsibility for a more narrowly focused effort such as the poultry health program. Work involves the inspection of livestock markets, slaughter establishments, hatcheries and breeder facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations. Work also includes the investigation of infected herds and flocks and the preparation of associated epidemiology reports, the supervision of assigned Animal Health Inspectors and the promotion of division and department programs to owners, producers, market operators and other interested parties. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level veterinarian or other designated superior and is primarily reviewed through conferences and the submission of activity, inspection and investigation reports; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned duties within established guidelines.

Job Duties:
Manages and coordinates diversified programs for control and/or eradication of livestock diseases such as brucellosis, tuberculosis, pseudo rabies and equine infectious anemia in a designated district of the state. Manages and coordinates a limited statewide program for the control and/or eradication of diseases such as pullorum and mycoplasma in poultry. Conducts official inspections of livestock markets, slaughter establishments, hatcheries and/or breeder facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations; identifies violations and recommends corrective measures to owners or managers. Supervises and participates in livestock and poultry disease investigations; gathers information and traces the movement of diseased or exposed livestock to determine the source of exposure; traces slaughtered reactors back to owners; prepares the required epidemiology reports relating to the investigations. Contacts owners of infected or suspect herds or flocks and explains regulations relating to disease control and eradication; prepares individualized plans for infected herds or flocks; initiates testing, tagging, branding or depopulation procedures when necessary. Issues quarantines; makes recommendations to superiors regarding quarantine releases. Ensures all necessary livestock tags and blood and tissue samples are collected from slaughter establishments and forwarded for laboratory analysis. Interprets and applies animal health statutes and regulations relating to disease identification, control and/or eradication; provides input and feedback to superiors concerning the development and implementation of regulations, policies and procedures. Conducts meetings with private veterinarians, livestock owners and producers, market operators, dealers and other interested groups to explain and promote state and federal animal health statutes, regulations and programs. Supervises, schedules and evaluates assigned Animal Health Inspectors; reviews activity reports submitted by inspectors. Prepares and submits indemnity claims, epidemiology, suspect, reactor, activity and other reports. Maintains state vehicle and assigned veterinary and office equipment. Performs other related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduated from an accredited school of veterinary medicine. Must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri and must obtain federal accreditation to perform animal health regulatory work within time frames established by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Application Process:
If interested, please apply online at https://agriculturemo.applicantpro.com/jobs/ and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Attention: HR
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630

Telephone: (573) 751-8730
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
E-mail: HR@mda.mo.gov



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