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Employment Opportunities at LPH

1-Assistant Director Meat Inspection
2-Director, Animal Health Programs Field Services
3-Planning and Exercise Coordinator


Job Title: Assistant Director Meat Inspection (Columbia, SC)
Job ID: 101995
Location: Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

JOB SUMMARY:

As Assistant Director of the South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection Department, a successful applicant would be responsible for providing assistance in directing statewide inspection operations and the inspection workforce to conduct a meat and poultry inspection program that fully complies with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Develop and implement inspection programs, policies and procedures. Assure that meat and poultry products processed under state inspection are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled.  Serve as a State Emergency Response Team member for the Animal Emergency Response.

JOB DUTIES:

40% - Essential - Inspection Program Management:

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.

20% - Essential - 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.

20% - Essential - 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.

10% - Essential - State Emergency Response Team:

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.

10% - Essential - Training and 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and possess a masters degree in either veterinary pathology, public health, food technology or a related field with two years work experience utilizing specialized training or graduation from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and four years postgraduate training or experience in the field of pathology, public health or food technology. Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine or related professional specialty recognized by the AVMA is highly desirable.

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 RESPONSIBILITIES

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

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
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 or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet or humid
Noise
Vibration
Mechanical hazards
Chemical hazards
Electrical hazards
Burn hazards
Overnight Travel
Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

For full consideration, resumes, letter of application and references should be submitted online at http://www.clemson.edu/admissions/apply-now.html by October 1, 2017. Review of materials will begin immediately.  The position will remain open until filled.

Interested individuals may direct questions to:

Dr. James T. Miller, Director
SC Meat Poultry Inspection Department
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224-2406
Email:  JTM7@clemson.edu

For more information, please call (803) 788-8747.

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: Director, Animal Health Programs Field Services (Columbia, SC)
Job ID: 102065
Location: Livestock Poultry Health (500 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time                            
Regular/Temporary: Regular

JOB SUMMARY:             

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (CULPH) is seeking to hire a veterinarian to serve as Director of Field Services for 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 Field Services for Animal Health Programs, this veterinarian will be expected to manage the field staff of Animal Health Programs along with associated programs and direct the activities of other Animal Health Programs non-veterinarian staff involved in disease control and eradication, livestock disease surveillance, animal identification and movement. Duties can include applying and managing grants and cooperative agreements to support the mission of the department and other duties as assigned. CU LPH 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 DUTIES:

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 with field staff. 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. Serves as one of the Extension veterinarians working in collaboration with Livestock Forages Program  Team. Works in close collaboration with the other veterinarians in AHP and the LPH Director.

20% - Essential - Personnel Management: Manages department Livestock Law Enforcement Officers and Livestock Inspectors, and other non-veterinary staff members. Coordinates with USDA APHIS VS and practicing veterinarians in the state.

15% - Essential - Administrative   Leadership   and   Support:   Performs   administrative   duties   and leadership to support efficient operation of Animal Health Programs, including  strategic planning, expenditures, field personnel needs and evaluation, supplies and equipment needs, and procurement.

15% - Essential - Outreach:  Assists with 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 3 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

Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.

WORK SCHEDULE:              

Standard Hrs: 37.5. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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 October 1, 2017 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html.   Review of credentials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

All applicants must upload resume, letter of interest and unofficial transcript.

On-line application must be completed in full.

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

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: Planning & Exercise Coord. for Animal Health Programs (Columbia, SC)
Job ID: 102220
Location: Livestock/Poultry/Health, 500 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular          

JOB SUMMARY:             

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (CULPH) is seeking an individual to serve as Planning & Exercise Coordinator in 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 Planning & Exercise Coordinator in Animal Health Programs, this individual will be expected to write, update and revise plans, rules and regulations for LPH in consultation with AHP veterinarians for approval by the State Veterinarian and submission as appropriate. In addition, the coordinator is expected to prepare reports, Standard Operating Procedures, implementation/outreach plans and propose and direct exercises designed to test the validity of the plans and the readiness of LPH. Duties can include review and proposing of revision to LPH regulations 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 DUTIES:             

30% - Essential - Creates, updates, revises and coordinates plans such as those for animal disease response and animal disease traceability working with LPH veterinarians.  Participate in development and achievement of short and long-term goals for projects. Responsible for organization and management of Animal Health Program inventories of essential tools, equipment and supplies.

40% - Essential - Complete all necessary ESF-17 plans, annexes and SOPs annually under the direction of the AHP Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian including consultation with other ESF-17 support agencies. Serve as a member of the the ESF-17 State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and assist in training other SERT members.  Participate in drills and exercises held by SC EMD appropriate to ESF-17 (Animals and Agriculture) and propose and direct exercises held by ESF-17.

10% - Essential - Coordinate review of LPH regulations as directed by the Director and prepare proposed language for revisions and new regulations. Coordinate with General Counsel's Office during regulatory processes. Participate in preparation and submission of LPH accountability reports required by the University.

20% - Essential - Develops and directs exercises to test readiness and soundness of plans in LPH such as avian influenza, mass depopulation and secure food supplies. Coordinates preparation of newsletters and outreach materials.  Ensures that Animal Health Program informational outreach materials and web page are up-to-date, accurate and in accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws and Regulations.   Interacts with stakeholders and performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:              

A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.             

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:             

Candidates shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year institution in a relevant discipline.  3 years experience in animal agriculture is preferred as well as a Master’s degree or above in a related discipline.  Significant experience is writing plans and SOPs or experience in emergency operations/management is also a plus. Experience in animal agriculture and/or emergency response is preferred. Master’s Degree in Animal Science or other relevant field is a plus as is a certificate in emergency planning.

Preference given to applicants with an Animal Science background and/or experience and skills in writing and publishing. Master's degree or higher also preferred

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

Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES

No Budget 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
   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
   Perceive, observe, clarity of vision            

WORKING CONDITIONS:

   Exposure to dust/fumes
   Wet or humid
   Noise
   Overnight Travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 06 ($52,400.00 - $67,900.00)

JOB LOCATION: Columbia, SC         

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

The individual must be able to communicate effectively especially in writing, make sound decisions, demonstrate leadership and problem solving ability.

The employee must possess the physical abilities necessary to handle livestock and poultry and may need to work outside in inclement weather in emergency situations. Duties do occasionally involve night and weekend responsibilities and response to emergency situations which 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 December 31, 2017 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html.  

On-line application must be completed in full.

Please direct questions regarding this position to the Interim Director of Animal Health Programs, Dr. Patty Scharko, pschark@clemson.edu or by phone 803/726-7803.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

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.