LPH Employment Opportunities

Two Positions Currently Available:
Director of Animal Health Programs
Veterinary Pathologist

Job Title:  Director, Animal Health Programs
Job ID:    100470   Dept. 0197/Position 00000535
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (CULPH) is seeking to hire a veterinarian to serve as Director of Animal Health Programs.  CULPH is also home to the SC Meat Poultry Inspection Department and the Veterinary Diagnostic Center in addition to Animal Health Programs and is led by the State Veterinarian.  The office is located in the center of the state in Columbia, SC, the state capital, and has many outlets for the arts, music, parks, lakes, museums, and sports. Columbia is less than three hours from the beaches or mountains. In July 2013 Columbia was named one of "10 Great Cities to Live In" by Kiplinger Magazine, and recently, the city has been named a top mid-sized market in the nation for relocating families. Columbia also was listed as one of 30 communities named "America's Most Livable Communities," by the Washington based non-profit Partners for Livable Communities that honors communities that are developing themselves in the creative economy.

As Director of Animal Health Programs, this veterinarian will be expected to manage the programs of Animal Health Programs and direct the activities of other Animal Health Programs veterinarians and staff involved in disease control and eradication, livestock disease surveillance, animal identification and movement, animal emergency response and veterinary extension.  Duties include applying and managing grants and cooperative agreements to support the mission of the department and other duties as assigned.  CULPH provides a unique opportunity to work in the only state animal health authority in a land-grant research university in the nation in close collaboration with Cooperative Extension.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
35% - Essential - Program Management: Plans and organizes programs and activities for diagnosis, monitoring, controlling, and eradicating contagious infections and emerging diseases of livestock and poultry. Regulates and monitors intrastate and interstate movement of animals. Establishes standards of operation for auction markets, sales, and other concentration points for animals. Reviews existing laws and regulations periodically and seeks change. Plans  and  organizes  various  programs  and  activities  for  all Extension veterinarians in collaboration with Livestock Forages Program  Team and LPH Director.

20% - Essential - Personnel Management: Manages department veterinarians, other employees and other staff members. Coordinates with USDA APHIS VS and practicing veterinarians in the state.
 
15% - Essential - Administrative Leadership and Support:   Performs administrative duties and provides leadership to support efficient operation of Animal Health Programs and Veterinary Extension, including  strategic planning, expenditures, personnel needs and evaluation, supplies and equipment needs, and procurement.

15% Essential - Outreach:  Directs the integration of Animal Health Programs duties with State Emergency Operations. Represents Clemson University, Livestock Poultry Health, Animal Health Programs, and Veterinary Extension at conferences and meetings with animal health officials from other states and USDA APHIS VS, individuals, livestock organizations, veterinary organizations, and other allied fields.

15% Essential - Funding, Teaching & Other Duties: Fosters pursuit of cooperative agreements and grants to provide funds for Animal Health Programs and Veterinary Extension, including application and administration of awards. Supports undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Collaborates in other research for the University. Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates shall possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college, or through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, hold accreditation from USDA APHIS VS in one or more U.S. states.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in large animal practice, food animal regulatory work, veterinary extension or a combination of these is also required.  Additional degrees and/or Board Certification in a relevant discipline may be substituted for required experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive Job Knowledge – Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages Work of Others – Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITES: Provides Budget Input – Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
               
Stand for prolonged period
                Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
                Walk or move about
                Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc.
                Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
                Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop kneel, crawl)
                Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
                Recognize or inspect visually
                Move, transport, riase or lower
                Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
                Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

WORKING CONDITIONS:
               
Exposure to heat or cold, dust/fumes, wet or humid, noise
                Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)
                Overnight travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary commensurate with education and experience

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The individual must be able to communicate effectively, make sound decisions, demonstrate leadership and problem solving ability. Experience and/or aptitude as a supervisor is preferred. Board certification in a related field such as Preventative Medicine, Poultry, Food Animal Practice or Theriogenology is a plus as is a Master of Public Health degree.

The employee must possess the physical abilities necessary to handle livestock and poultry and may need to work outside in inclement weather. Duties do occasionally involve night and weekend responsibilities and response to emergency situations may involve extended hours and weekends. Occasional travel overnight to attend training and participate in meetings is also required. 

HOW TO APPLY:
To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by June 16, 2016 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html  Position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to the State Veterinarian & Director of CULPH, Dr. Boyd Parr, bparr@clemson.edu or by phone 803/726-7813.

Jeanne Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Job Title:  Veterinary Pathologist
Job ID:    100355  Dept. 0196/Position 00000881
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) is seeking to hire an anatomic veterinary pathologist.  CVDV, the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory, plays an integral part in disease surveillance systems that help assure a safe and adequate food supply and to protect the health and welfare of South Carolina citizens. CVDC is an ISO 17025 accredited full service diagnostic laboratory located in the center of the state in Columbia, SC. Columbia is the state capital and has many outlets for the arts, music, parks, lakes, museums, and sports. Columbia is less than three hours from the beaches or mountains. In July 2013 Columbia was named one of "10 Great Cities to Live In" by Kiplinger Magazine, and recently, the city has been named a top mid-sized market in the nation for relocating families. Columbia also was listed as one of 30 communities named "America's Most Livable Communities," by the Washington based non-profit Partners for Livable Communities that honors communities that are developing themselves in the creative economy.

In this Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist position, the incumbent serves as pathology & histopathology section head and will be responsible for a wide variety of professional and scientific activities culminating in the determination of accurate and timely diagnoses of veterinary and zoonotic diseases. Results are communicated to practicing veterinarians, animal owners and producers, animal health regulatory officials, and public health agencies as appropriate. The incumbent accepts the joint responsibility shared throughout the laboratory to carry out responsibilities with customer service and satisfaction in mind.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathologic evaluations of tissues and specimens derived from all species of livestock (including poultry) and other domestic and wild animals; requests and interprets results of laboratory diagnostic tests; and assimilates information from various sources to derive relevant, accurate, and timely diagnoses. Prepares reports composed of test results, diagnoses, comments, and recommendations that are clearly written, informative and delivered in a timely manner through the Lab Information Management System (LIMS).

2. Communicates with practicing veterinarians, regulatory personnel and other clients, including animal owners, representatives from commercial livestock and poultry industries, and law enforcement officials relative to diseases affecting animals and zoonotic diseases. Supervises the day to day administrative and technical functions of the histology laboratory including the histotechnologist.
 
3. Supports a quality management system that aligns with ISO 17025 standards.

4. Conducts and collaborates on projects to enhance the economic viability of the lab.

5. Attends seminars and conferences and studies relevant literature to maintain current knowledge of emerging and infectious diseases and diagnostic methodologies. Makes presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and/or authors scientific manuscripts for publication.

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates shall possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college, or through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or be board eligible and actively pursuing certification in anatomic pathology.

HOW TO APPLY:
To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by May 16, 2016 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html  Position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803/726-7827.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The individual must be able to work independently with little supervision and have a high degree of responsibility for accuracy and reliability in the determination of disease diagnosis. The individual has a high degree of responsibility for providing accurate, reliable, and timely results and service to clients in a laboratory setting that depends on revenue for a significant portion of its support. Experience and or aptitude as a supervisor is preferred as well as recent experience working as a pathologist in a veterinary diagnostic lab.

The employee works in a laboratory operating under BSL-2 guidelines including requiring personal protective wear, in an environment that contains infectious agents.  Some lifting and physical dexterity with necropsy equipment is required.  Occasional travel overnight to attend training and meetings is also required.  

Jeanne Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.