Iowa Department of Administrative Services Veterinarian in Ames, Iowa

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Veterinarian

Salary

$60,528.00 - $92,809.60 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

19-01219

Closing

2/4/2019 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Todd Bishop; 515-725-8484; todd.bishop@dnr.iowa.gov

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Veterinarian position, within the Wildlife Bureau located at the Iowa State Vet Lab in Ames, Iowa.

The purpose of this position is to apply expert knowledge, experience, and skills to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate comprehensive statewide programs for the prevention, detection, control, and management of known and emerging diseases of wildlife (i.e., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians) in Iowa. Serve as the State's Wildlife Health Expert and represent the Department in collaborative programs with academic institutions and state and federal agencies in investigations, monitoring, and research of diseases and other factors that affect the health and survival of wildlife of the State. The position will be affiliated with the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and housed within the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University to enable networking and collaboration and gain efficiencies in completing job responsibilities.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and implements statewide programs for the prevention, detection, control, and management of emerging and known diseases occurring in wildlife populations. Makes decisions to direct the Department's development of strategies for prevention, detection, control, and eradication of wildlife diseases. Coordinates and develops wildlife population health monitoring programs, such as chronic wasting disease or avian influenza surveillance programs. Establishes appropriate capture, handling, sample collection, record keeping and reporting procedures for wildlife disease surveillance. Leads epidemiological investigations into disease outbreak and morbidity/mortality events to determine causative agents and provide corrective measures to limit effects on wild populations. Collaborates with local, state, federal, and university officials and researchers to address concerns about the impact of wildlife diseases on public and domestic animal health.

Serves as the Department's Wildlife Health Expert and manages budget associated with health monitoring. Provides presentations on the Department activities in wildlife disease surveillance and management at professional conferences, regional and national disease management meetings, and professional conferences. Acts as a liaison to, and recommend and develop professional working agreements with other agencies and institutions, such as the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Association, to enhance efforts to address wildlife diseases, and where necessary, to obtain diagnostic and other professional services. Recommends Wildlife Code changes as necessary to prevent, monitor and manage diseases in wildlife.

Develops and implements agency policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure the safe, humane, and legal capture of wildlife. Develops and conducts training required to ensure agency staff can safely and effectively capture dangerous wildlife. Provides professional veterinary consultation and support for wildlife capture efforts.

Maintains expertise on regulations and procedures for handling, storage, and accounting of controlled substances and keeps the Department compliant with current federal and state controlled substance (drug handling and accounting) regulations.

Essential Functions

  1. Directs statewide programs for the prevention, detection, control, and management of emerging and known diseases occurring in wildlife populations.

  2. Coordinates wildlife population health monitoring programs, such as chronic wasting disease or avian influenza surveillance programs.

  3. Develops strategies for prevention, detection, control, and eradication of wildlife diseases.

  4. Develops agency policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure the safe, humane, and legal capture of wildlife.

  5. Provides professional veterinary consultation and support for wildlife capture efforts.

Critical Job Competencies

Competencies: Accountability, Integrity, High Productivity, Customer Focus, Team Player, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Management, Computer Skills, Technical Skills (wildlife, private lands).

Additional Requirements

Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in Iowa or ability to obtain a license in the first 6 months.

Must be eligible for DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate.

Must have USDA accreditation.

Must have a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) certificate or must be eligible for the certificate.

The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

The salary range for the Veterinarian position is $60,528.00 - $92,809.60. This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer.

Selectives

185 Epidemiology: 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in epidemiology, which involves: ? The surveillance for respiratory diseases, vector-born diseases, enteric diseases, antimicrobial-resistant agents, or other infectious or non-infectious diseases ? The development of protocols and procedures for data collection and analysis, ongoing analysis of data using a variety of databases and statistical analysis programs ? The development and dissemination of written reports, graphs, tables, etc.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, and experience equal to one year of full-time work as a practicing, licensed veterinarian.

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Selective 185 (Epidemiology)

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in epidemiology, which involves:

  • The surveillance for respiratory diseases, vector-born diseases, enteric diseases, antimicrobial-resistant agents, or other infectious or non-infectious diseases

  • The development of protocols and procedures for data collection and analysis, ongoing analysis of data using a variety of databases and statistical analysis programs

  • The development and dissemination of written reports, graphs, tables, etc.?

  • Yes

  • No

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HONEST- Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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05138MQ - Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree? IF YES - How many months do you have of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree

  • Less than 12 months of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian

  • 12 months or more of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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State of Iowa

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Address

Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th St, 4th FloorDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.iowadnr.gov/

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