Recruitment Number 219591 - Hawaii Department of Agriculture Animal Quarantine Station
Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.
A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.
This position is located in the Animal Quarantine Branch, Animal Industry Division of the Department of Agriculture. The function of this branch is to support the Animal Industry Division by: a) Preventing the introduction of rabies and other diseases or pests of public health importance into the state; b) Managing the state animal quarantine station; and c) Insuring quality animal care and health services to dogs and cats confined at the animal quarantine station.
The position will function as a Veterinary Program Manager responsible for examining, on a national and international level, rabies and other diseases of public health importance of interest or concern to Hawaii. Duties and responsibilities include: providing comprehensive managerial oversight of the Rabies Quarantine Program; keeping abreast of national and international scientific advances in disease diagnosis and control, animal welfare, animal husbandry, international animal movement requirements and veterinary medicine; establishing operating controls and oversees maintenance of animal health records; evaluating veterinary hospitals for approval to house quarantine animals; and performing other related duties as assigned.
To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
NOTE: In addition to addressing ALL of the supplemental questions attached to this application, a detailed resume must be submitted with your application.
State of Hawaii Veterinarian License: Applicants must possess either: 1) a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Hawaii; or 2) a valid temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Hawaii, provided that a permanent license is obtained within the six month probationary period.
Note: Applicants who do not currently possess a permanent license or temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Hawaii may also apply. If you are selected for a position, the temporary permit must be obtained before starting employment, and a permanent license must be obtained within the six month probationary period.
Information about professional licensure requirements may be obtained by contacting the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Board of Veterinary Examiners at (808) 586-2697 or by visiting their website at http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/veterinary.
Veterinary Experience: Applicants must possess FOUR (4) YEARS of responsible professionalveterinary medicine experience.
Examples of qualifying professional veterinary experience are as follows:
A. Detection, eradication and control of animal diseases through diagnosis, treatment, quarantine and established testing protocol. B. Inspection of meat and meat products intended for human consumption. Also includes evaluation of disease problems and sanitation. C. Study of the preventive control of animal diseases transmissible from animals to humans. D. Post graduate research work that has demonstrated the ability to perform independent research in the field of veterinary medicine. E. Veterinary quarantine work concerning rabies control.
Substitutions Allowed: A. A master's degree in a pertinent veterinary field from an accredited four-year college or university may be substituted for one year of Veterinary Experience. B. A Ph.D. degree in a pertinent veterinary field from an accredited four-year college or university may be substituted for two years of Veterinary Experience.
Administrative Aptitude Requirement: Administrative aptitude will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary administrative aptitudes and abilities. Such evidence may be in the form of success in regular or special assignments or projects which involved administrative problems. ***Administrative Aptitude is that beyond Supervisory and Managerial Experience.
Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
For more information, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaii/jobs/2613872/veterinary-program-manager-i-doctor-of-veterinary-medicine-halawa-valley-oah
About State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) 240 employees statewide work to support, enhance, promote, and protect Hawaii’s agriculture and aquaculture industries. We work to create and maximize opportunities for exporting; and facilitate growth of existing and new agricultural commodities and by-products. In addition, the department works to prevent the introduction and establishment of plants, animals and diseases that are detrimental to the state’s agriculture industry and the environment.
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