The Veterinarian Medical Officer, Senior serves as the state expert and program coordinator in a specialized area of veterinarian medicine. Incumbent is responsible for the 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, with an emphasis on brucellosis. At this level, the incumbent will use principles, concepts, scientific methodology and techniques in the field of veterinary medicine to apply theories and proposals to problems and issues which are not susceptible to resolution by established methods.
Serve as Idaho's Brucellosis Epidemiologist and oversee the implementation of the Brucellosis Management Program
Develop, modify and implement animal health and disease control programs.
Conduct investigation and surveillance of Foreign Animal Disease cases (following training and certification as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician).
Manage programs including the following: Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, animal health and disease control, deleterious exotic animal permits, commercial aquaculture, investigation and enforcement of disease related issues.
Manage Federal USDA Cooperative Agreements.
Direct the investigation of disease outbreaks.
Conduct epidemiological investigations and assist in animal care investigations, as needed.
Carry out the responsibilities of an employee as outlined in the department's Risk Manage/Safety Policy.
These qualifications are mandatory requirements:
Current or temporary Idaho Veterinary License or have passed the National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT), or the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and are eligible for a temporary Idaho Veterinary license. (Contact the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine for licensure information at 208-488-7530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Considerable knowledge of diseases of domestic and other animals and diagnostic procedures.
Experience detecting and diagnosing animal diseases
Experience developing disease control strategies.
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.
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.