The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Veterinarian Medical Officer, Bureau Chief in the Animal Industries Division.
This position qualifies for the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) which may allow a successful candidate to receive up to $75,000 in qualified student loan repayment. More information can be found https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-medicine-loan-repayment-program. The Veterinarian Medical Officer, Bureau Chief (Deputy Administrator) position is responsible for the development, 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 animals. The Animal Health Bureau is responsible for statewide disease traceability, surveillance, epidemiology, outreach and enforcement related to livestock and domestic animal laws and rules as well as advisory of statewide rangeland management issues.
Example of Duties
Establishes, implements, and monitors bureau goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
Manages a diverse professional staff by directing staff on organizational goals; provides coaching and development to bureau employees and evaluates performance of direct reports.
Assists in development of bureau budget and approves expenditures.
Establishes strategic direction for bureau programs, including recognizing future policy requirements, potential legislative change and the impact on the organization and Idaho animal health.
Provides animal health consultation to department personnel, the public, varied interest groups and other state and federal agencies regarding animal disease and health matters, program requirements, laws and regulations.
Promote Idaho’s emergency response and preparedness capabilities to enhance responses to animal emergency events through collaboration with livestock industries.
Represents the department in meetings with various state, regional and national regulatory groups, agricultural commissions, marketing associations and commodity groups.
Responsible for making recommendations to the department and determining advisability of legal actions and recommendations in relation to programs managed.
Provides direction, guidance, and training to veterinary medical officers, livestock investigators and support staff in animal health emergency management procedures, and animal health programs.
Drafts and proposes program changes in laws and regulations for review by Administrator and Legal. Provide testimony at legislative committees, then delegate memorandums-of-understanding and agreements related to programs managed.
Serves as the VMO/Deputy Administrator for the Division of Animal Industries as needed.
A cell phone with an Idaho area code, furnished by the employee, is required for this position and is eligible for reimbursement under the Cell Phone Reimbursement policy.
Minimum Qualifications:These qualifications are mandatory requirements.
Idaho Veterinary Medical License (current or eligible). Contact the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine for licensure information at 208-488-7530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level II Management Knowledge.
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.
Good knowledge and understanding of the rangeland management communities.
Additional Salary Information: $43.27 hourly
About Idaho State Department of Agriculture
As Idaho's strongest industry, agriculture is a way of life for communities across our state. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture was established in 1919 to serve and regulate this cornerstone industry. We oversee more than 60 sections of Idaho Code, and the agency is structured to efficiently implement our statutory duties. The ISDA is divided into the Director’s Office, six divisions and one bureau.
ISDA's Mission: Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals, and the environment through promotion, education and regulation.
ISDA's Goals: Provide superior service to Idaho by fulfilling our core statutory responsibilities, foster confidence in Idaho’s agriculture industry and market transactions, and continue to support the growth and sustainability of Idaho’s agriculture industry.