This is professional and managerial work developing policy to protect animal agriculture in Pennsylvania by working with all senior staff of the Bureau, Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission, industry and Department leadership. The position works closely with the Director and will function as acting Bureau Director in the absence of the Director; develops animal health policies to ensure the protection of livestock agriculture in Pennsylvania to include animal disease response and emergency management, homeland security, epizootiology, animal diagnostic laboratory services and quality assurance, electronic animal health (USAHERDS) and laboratory (USALIMS) databases and animal disease traceability; reviews, coordinates and guides staff on all animal health federal cooperative agreements, research for new grant opportunities and development of proposals; and supervises the work of the Bureau Chiefs including the Poultry Division Chief, the Regulations and Compliance Chief, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory Chief, and theepizootiologist.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Five years of experience as a veterinarian in food animal or poultry preventive medicine, including three years experience in a supervisory capacity directing professional staff. Graduate veterinary training in epidemiology or pathology may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. The graduate training must have been gained after attainment of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine as issued by a State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.