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Job Title: Asst. Dir. of Meat Inspection
Job ID: 14507
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular                                

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

Assists in directing  a statewide inspection operations and inspection workforce.  Act as Director if deemed necessary.  Provides input in developing meat and poultry inspection program and policies and procedures that fully comply with Federal and State laws and regulations. Ensures meat and poultry products processed under State inspection are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. Serves as State Emergency Response Team member for Animal Emergency Response. Perform other duties as assigned. 

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

INSPECTION PROGRAM MGT.

Provides input in developing policies, rules and procedures applicable to enforcement of meat and poultry inspection laws and regulations. Directs and conducts a pre-operational and operational sanitation inspection program and hazard analysis critical point system of assigned food processing plants to ensure that food products are safe, wholesome and properly labeled.  E/40%

INSPECTION PROGRAM PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Directs inspection personnel in a multi-county area in performing antemortem and postmortem examinations of food animals to prevent food diseased and adulterated tissues from entering the food chain for human consumption. Develops recommendations for the Director.  E/20%

PRODUCT TESTING MANAGEMENT

Monitors product testing required by the pathogen reduction program. Manages the Public Health Information System to ensure an accurate and timely database. Prepares reports for the Director.  E/20%

STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Serves as a State Emergency Response Team member for the Emergency Response Function #17, providing animal emergency response at the South Carolina Management Division during exercises and actual emergencies.  E/10%

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Assists the Director in preparing training programs for inspection staff in all areas of inspection. Attends meetings and conferences to stay abreast of developments in veterinary pathology, public health, and related administrative procedures.  E/10%

QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral/Professional degree.

Graduate of AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine with Master's in veterinary pathology or related field or graduate with 4 years experience in pathology, public health or meat inspection.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

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

Effectively shares/disseminates information; listens to others and incorporates/integrates information. Uses oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to achieve role objectives.

Demonstrates the necessary knowledge to effectively perform job and ability to apply learning to job responsibility. Acquires new skills, knowledge and abilities as required by the job.

Identifies problems, seeks solutions and effectively solves problems.

Can be relied upon to guide others to the accomplishment of objectives/responsibilities, to promote teamwork and to resolve problems.

Able to make sound decisions and demonstrate decisiveness.

Physical Requirements:

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
*Weight requirement if applicable (per activity, i.e. raise 10 lbs. move 50 lbs.): Extends hands or arms in any direction
Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision.  Cannot be color blind.

Working Conditions:

Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet and or humid
Noise
Vibration
Mechanical hazards
Chemical hazards
Electrical hazards
Burn hazards
Overnight Travel: Occasional
Exposure to biohazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)

PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit the following:

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, names and addresses, and home numbers of three (3) references to Dr. Suzanne Southworth, PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC  29224-2406, email ssouthw@clemson.edu Questions regarding this positions may also be directed to 803/788-8747.

To assure full consideration submit by November 5, 2015.   Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

JOB LOCATION: Position will be located in Columbia, SC

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/

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Job Title:  Veterinary Pathologist
Job ID:    14388   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 a 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 the position of Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, the incumbent 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.
 
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.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references to Dr. Joe Hill at PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC  29224-2406 or jeh4@clemson.edu.   Questions regarding this position may also be directed to Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803 726 7827.  To assure full consideration submit by September 18, 2015 but the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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.