"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation." This announcement will remain open until this position has been filled. Referred lists will be pulled periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Veterinarian Medical Officer, Senior 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, 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. Key Responsibilities * 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. Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process. Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture! If you have questions, please contact us at: email@example.com or at (208) 332-8520 Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements or for the recruiting process, please contact ISDA's HR Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (208) 332-8520.