LPH Employment Opportunities

Position(s) Currently Available:
- Director of Animal Health Programs
- Poultry Inspector
- Lab Tech III

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, raise 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:  Poultry Inspector
Job ID
: 100845
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (CULPH) is seeking to hire a Poultry Inspector (Field Specialist II) headquartered at the CULPH office in Columbia, SC.  This inspector will perform poultry disease program activities in non-commercial and commercial poultry flocks; as well as monitor poultry and livestock concentration points, such as sales, buying stations, dealers, and exhibitions, for compliance with intrastate and interstate movement regulations, disease control standards, animal identification, premises identification and other related activities.  Examine livestock and poultry and collect disease surveillance samples.  Assist in all aspects of disease control programs and other duties as assigned. 

JOB FUNCTIONS:
60% - Essential – Disease Monitoring and Prevention:  perform inspections, disease program sampling, and other activities for SC National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) participating flocks throughout the state.  Monitor the requirements and interstate movement of poultry and livestock at public auction markets, miscellaneous sales, and exhibitions; and assist field veterinarians in handling animals, collecting samples and performing tests.  Attend meetings and trainings deemed necessary for performance of activities and assist in preparing for meetings and trainings put on by our department.  Perform or assist with cleaning and disinfecting, animal depopulation and disposal procedures as part of disease control.

10% - Essential – Investigations:  Serve as primary investigator when violations of the poultry and livestock laws, rules and regulations are suspected.  Work with the SC NPIP State Inspector, Livestock Law Enforcement Officers and magistrates to enforce laws.  Assist in emergency response activities of CULPH under ESF-17 as required.

10% -- Essential – Reporting:  Prepare and maintain paper and electronic database records, official correspondence and reports for disease and traceability programs, which may include investigations and activities to support decisions and actions taken by the Department Director to implement corrective and educational actions initiated by compliance and inspector duties.

10% - Essential – Management:  Conduct surveys, issue quarantines, and monitor quarantines in connection with disease outbreaks and regulatory programs.  Explain existing laws and regulations.  Supervise and assist with animal and premise identification, including the Animal Disease Traceability Plan (ADT).

10% - Essential -- Enforcement:  Search for violators, quarantine and carry out other procedures in connection with SC livestock laws and regulations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate shall possess at a minimum a High School Diploma and a valid driver’s license.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and previous poultry/livestock experience.  Applicants cannot have any poultry at home or contact with poultry premises outside of their job duties due to the biosecurity requirements of commercial poultry flocks.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
Education – Bachelor’s Degree and Poultry livestock experience is preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job Knowledge:  Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situation in order to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.  The individual is not responsible for supervising employees or have any fiscal responsibility for the department’s budget.

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, raise or lower
    Extends hands or arms in any direction
    Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
    Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to heat, cold, wet and humid conditions, dust, fumes, noise, vibration, and bio‐hazards (i.e. animal blood, bodily fluids).   Able to work outside, be exposed to animals and occasionally deal with unruly individuals while enforcing the law.  Often work on holidays and after hours with occasional overnight travel.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Standard Hrs:  37.5, which can include weekends, holidays and after hours.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, make sound decisions, have problem solving ability, work effectively with minimal supervision and manages own time while also working cooperatively with others to achieve organizational goals.  The individual will demonstrate technical knowledge of or ability to acquire new skills pertaining to managing records and reports in electronic formats (ie. Excel, other databases) as required by the job.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit on-line job application by August 25, 2016 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Julie Helm, jhelm@clemson.edu, or by phone 803-726-7802.

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.


Job title:  Laboratory Technologist III  (LPH Columbia, SC)
Job ID
: 100840
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Check website for closing date and salary range.

Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) is a full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory located in Columbia, SC that is ISO 17025-accredited and is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.  CVDC operates as the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory and plays an integral part in disease surveillance systems that helps assure a safe and adequate food supply and to protect the health and welfare of South Carolina citizens.

CVDC is seeking to hire a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Laboratory Technologist III.  The successful applicant will aid in the day to day testing of animal specimens for various veterinary, zoonotic and foodborne diseases following established procedures and support the laboratory Quality Assurance System.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree in a related medical or scientific discipline; or an associate degree or equivalent training in a related medical, scientific or technical discipline and journey-level work experience in a related field.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Experience with multiple testing methodologies (PCR, ELISA, AGID, IFA, FA, bacteriology) within a diagnostic lab setting. Experience in clinical-food microbiology. One year of relevant laboratory experience is strongly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible fo supervising employees.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budge Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

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.
    Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
    Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
    Recognize or inspect visually
    Move, transport, raise or lower
    Extends hands or arms in any direction
    Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
    Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

WORKING CONDITIONS:
   
Exposure to dust/fumes
    Noise
    Mechanical hazards
    Chemical hazards
    Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)
    Vibration
    Burn hazards

Applications for this position must be submitted online @ http://findjobs.clemson.edu.

Online Application Instructions are also found on the Employment & Benefits page. Please direct questions regarding this position to Alberto van Olphen at avanolp@clemson.edu or by phone at (803)726-7835.

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.