Position Title: Field Epidemiologist
State Classification/Title/Salary Group: 4129 / Veterinarian III / B27
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 68T- Animal Care Specialist or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_MedicalandHealth.pdf
Monthly Salary: $7,500 – 8,750 /mo. (90,000– $105,000 / year) plus state benefits
(Salary Commensurate with Experience)
Position Location: Position headquarters will be determined upon hire. Duties will cover the entire State of Texas.
The Field Epidemiologist (Epidemiologist) reports to the State Epidemiologist. This position is responsible for performing risk analyses to support Texas livestock industries as related to Texas livestock health issues; advising on trends in disease control and eradication efforts; monitoring surveillance methods; conducting epidemiological investigations; determining disease classifications and diagnostic procedures; and, providing assistance to field personnel.
Essential Job Functions:
Education and Experience:
Other: Ability to be “on call;” travel extensively within Texas and occasionally outside Texas; and, to work occasional overtime and non-standard work hours. Travel by personal vehicle is reimbursed at the rate set by agency officials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophy of disease management; of statistical concepts, methods, and their application to research analysis; of measurement and evaluation; principles and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics related to infectious diseases. Strong skills in both oral and written communication required. Demonstrated experience and skills in project management. Skilled in use of personal computer software for various reporting and analysis responsibilities. Ability to operate in a team environment, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with agency staff, associates, and industries. Proficiency in the Spanish language is desired. Knowledge of the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program is desired.
IMPORTANT: The TAHC is an emergency response agency. This position is subject to participate in rotating duty assignments away from its regular headquarters for up to two weeks at a time. This duty may involve working in adverse conditions; may require irregular working hours and overtime; and may include duties other than those specified in the standard position description.
Other: Must have valid Texas driver's license and safe driving record. Employment of the selected candidate is contingent upon the receipt of an acceptable Moving Violation Record (MVR) from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
How to Apply:
To submit your application for employment, follow the link provide below, then select Apply Online. Create and/or Login to your on-line applicant profile and electronically submit your State of Texas Application for Employment.
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.
The Texas Animal Health Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (512) 719-0700. For a telecommunications relay service for the hearing impaired, please dial 711. At time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be confirmed using E-Verify. All males who are age 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service must present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
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