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1-Director, Animal Health Programs Field Services

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.


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.


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.           



Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations


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.


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.


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.            


To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by October 1, 2017 at   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, or by phone 803/726-7813


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.