Position: The California Department of Food & Agriculture’s Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) unit is seeking career minded individuals to help us develop the nation’s first comprehensive, model antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance program. Candidates for the Veterinarian (General) position must relocate to Sacramento, have strong analytical skills and a desire to be challenged.
The AUS program is leading the way to preserve the efficacy of antimicrobial drugs, therefore your skills will be put to work immediately on challenging and diverse assignments. For example, AUS is developing antimicrobial stewardship guidelines and best management practices for the more than 20 livestock species crucial to California’s agricultural economy.
We offer a competitive starting salary, an outstanding benefits package, and an office environment that supports a balanced lifestyle and has free parking.
Responsibilities: v Analyze situations accurately, take effective actions based on analysis, and make appropriate decisions using sound scientific theories, principles, and methods that lead to effective and reliable recommendations
v Work independently and with other team members to effectively complete assigned work
v Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, industry partners and the public
v Collaborate with Federal, State and local government agencies, academia partners and segments of industry on program projects
v Effectively communicate in speech and writing, conduct presentations, briefings, and provide testimony in hearings.
Additional Requirements: v Valid license to practice as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine issued by the Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine for the State of California (prior to or within the first 12 months of employment)
Please refer to the following posting https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=160304 *use this link only to apply for the position. Emailing manager is not apply for the position.
More Information Contact:
Fernando Valenzuela, (916) 576-0205
Visit our web site at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/AUS for more information about our program.
Valid license to practice as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine issued by the Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine for the State of California (prior to or within the first 12 months of employment)
About CDFA - Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship program (AUS) is the State’s program intended to promote actions that will slow the development of resistant bacteria associated with livestock and poultry that have negative public and animal health impact. The Veterinarian (Specialist) acts as the State’s antimicrobial stewardship expert for antimicrobial use and animal management practices as well as antimicrobial resistance monitoring. The incumbent will be the lead for Research Scientists and other staff in the monitoring program. Expertise in the area and ability to facilitate efforts with other government agencies and universities will be needed to develop comprehensive monitoring programs across species and production types of interest. Monitoring of livestock practices, antimicrobial use to measures positive and negative impacts on antimicrobial resistance patterns in animal pathogens will require some knowledge and experience in epidemiology, including longitudinal study design.