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Iowa State University Public Health Veterinarian/Lead Public Health Veterinarian in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Public Health Veterinarian/Lead Public Health Veterinarian

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:MPH, PhD, or related degreeDiplomate status through an AVMA recognized veterinary specialty or specialty organizationExperience writing and presenting complex information to veterinariansExperience with project management

Job Description:

Summary The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Public Health Veterinarian to develop highly complex or specialized materials to address issues related to animal health, transboundary diseases and emergency preparedness, including Secure Food Supply Plans. Example of Duties• Researches literature and produces scientific, technical writing in areas of veterinary medicine and emergency preparedness.• Develops journal publications, fact sheets, book chapters, training modules, web based materials, or other media for scientific presentations and the general public.• Prepares materials that promote national-scale emergency response and disease control.• Liaises with other organizations regarding animal health needs.Level Guidelines• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist• Provides guidance to students

This position will be hired at either a Public Health Veterinarian level or as as Lead Public Health Veterinarian level

Minimum qualifications for a Public Health Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Pay Grade: PS811

Minimum qualifications for a Lead Public Health Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 8 years of related experience

Pay Grade: PS812

  • In addition this level would include additional duties not listed on this posting

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 3, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS811

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 LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 5, 2021

Posting Close Date:April 18, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4596

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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