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Iowa State University Lead Public Health Veterinarian - US Swine Health Improvement Plan- Senior Program Coordinator in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Lead Public Health Veterinarian - US Swine Health Improvement Plan- Senior Program Coordinator

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 8 years of related experience

Special Required QualificationsMust have accurate color recognition

Preferred Qualifications:More than 8-years work experience as a swine veterinarian in US pork industry Demonstrated competence and experience in leading groups of people Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExperience working across the entirety of US pork production chain (with producers and packers)Experience working with industry, state, and federal partners Advanced degree or certification in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Production Animal Medicine, Epidemiology, or related fieldDocumented capabilities in writing peer-reviewed publications and swine veterinarian or pork producer audience intended communications, and/or successful grant applications

Job Description:

The Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Program Coordinator to provide leadership to the development and implementation of and US Swine Health Improvement plan pilot project. This large, diverse department supports approximately 50 faculty and 150 staff, and consists of three major units: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), Food Supply Veterinary Medicine (FSVM), and Veterinary Extension.

This position serves to provide leadership to coordinating the initiation and implementation of the US Swine Health Improvement Plan pilot project at the national level. The incumbent will work closely with the pilot project Administration (Investigators) to play a primary leadership role the development and implementation of this pilot project that has the potential for positively impacting the health of US swine and US pork industry for generations to come.

The primary objectives of this proposed endeavor are to develop and implement a pilot African Swine Fever (ASF)-Classical Swine Fever (CSF) Monitored Certification Program modeled after the basic tenets of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) H5/H7 Avian Influenza Monitored certification of US Commercial Poultry operations. Upon the conclusion of this proposed pilot project (should there be interest), the experiences gained and operations established through the pilot could be transitioned into a more formal and ongoing platform (i.e., US Swine Health Improvement Plan or US SHIP) for safeguarding, certifying, and bettering the health of US swine and the longer-term competitiveness of the US pork industry.

The incumbent will provide primary administrative oversight and direction of the day to day operations of the US Swine Health Improvement Plan pilot project. This role will serve as the primary liaison advising, consulting, and communicating with participating US Swine Health Improvement Plan Official State Agencies, US pork industry leaders, and State and Federal Veterinary Medical Officials to aid in the program development process, and the subsequent implementation of the pilot program amongst program participants in their respective states.

This position will be responsible for planning and chairing various local, regional, and national meetings and forums among the project Administrators (team of pilot project investigators), US Swine Health Improve Plan support staff, project advisory board members, official state agencies, technical advisory committees, state and federal veterinary medical officials, and program participants.

The incumbent will work closely with the technical committee chairpersons and USDA APHIS program staff to ensure the official program standards and definitions developed are consistent in format and structure that would be required for any subsequent inclusion or reference in the US code of federal regulation (9 CFR Subchapter G - LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT).

Part-Time (0.50 FTE)

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:November 8, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Part time

Pay Rate Type:Salary

Pay Grade:PS812

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:October 1, 2020

Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.

Posting Close Date:November 6, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R3350

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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