Employment Opportunities at LPH

1) Administrative Coordinator
2) Veterinary Pathologist


Administrative Coordinator (Job ID 104624)

Clemson University
Livestock Poultry Health

Location: Columbia, SC
Application Deadline: October 21, 2019

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), led by the South Carolina State Veterinarian with headquarters located in Columbia, serves to protect animal health through control of endemic, foreign, and emerging diseases in livestock and poultry and to protect the health of S.C. consumers by providing a comprehensive inspection service to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled.  LPH serves as South Carolina’s animal health authority, state meat and poultry inspection department, and the state’s veterinary diagnostic center in fulfilling its role. In addition, LPH coordinates state agricultural and animal emergency response as lead agency for Emergency Support Function 17.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides complex administrative support to the State Veterinarian/Director of Livestock Poultry Health for all activities of the department.  Coordinates submission to the legislature of all materials required for promulgation of regulations by LPH. Administers biological permit application approvals. Designs, maintains and updates LPH website. Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

40% - Essential - Administrative Support: Prepares and files with the SC Legislative Council all materials to promulgate rules and regulations for Animal Health Programs and SCMPID.  Issues marketing permits for Biological Products in SC upon approval by State Veterinarian as required by SC law.  Issues monthly certification of state poultry health status certification for poultry meat export from SC.  Prepares and submits, in consultation with the Director, annual reports including accountability reports for the state and the university.

40% - Essential - Complex Administrative Support: Active support for livestock traceability program of the department including designing, issuing and distributing relevant forms and cards, processing exceptions, maintaining database of SC accredited veterinarians and developing/updating SOPs & FAQs.  Assists with education and outreach activities, including design and setup of displays and training of participants.  Answers telephone inquiries about livestock ID and traceability and assists in managing the program.

10% - Essential - Website Design and Maintenance: Designs, maintains and updates the Clemson Livestock Poultry Health and associated websites.

10% - Essential - Promotional Content and Presentation: Prepares newsletters, displays and other promotional and educational materials for LPH and represents the division at trade shows, conventions and other events.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education – High School Diploma and 3-5 years of relevant experience in business management, public administration or administrative services.  Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for required work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in animal science, communications or marketing. Background in agriculture, especially livestock.

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 for supervising employees but may act as a lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Doesn’t provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may manage fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

100% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself

100% - Recognize or inspect visually

100% - Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

  15% - Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)

  10% - Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc

  10% - Move, transport, raise or lower

                *Weight requirement if applicable (per activity, i.e. raise 20 lbs. move 50 lbs.)   

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  5% - Overnight travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 05 ($ 33,494 - $ 44,500)

TO APPLY, VISIT (Department 'LPH"): https://jobs.clemson.edu/psc/ps/JOBS/EXT/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

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.

 

 


 

Veterinary Pathologist

Clemson University
Livestock Poultry Health

Location: Columbia, SC
Open Date: May 17, 2019

Description

Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) is seeking to hire an anatomic veterinary pathologist.  CVDC, 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 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. Exams and Evaluations Management:  Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathologic evaluations of tissues and specimens derived from livestock, including poultry, and other domestic and wild animals.  Requests and interprets results of laboratory diagnostic tests.  Assimilates information from varied sources to make timely diagnoses.  Prepares clearly written, informative and timely reports of results, diagnoses and recommendations, using the laboratory information management system and delivers them in a timely manner through the Lab Information Management System (LIMS).

2. Compliance:  Complies with laboratory quality program policies and procedures.  Assists technical, professional and administrative staff in support of quality program activities throughout the laboratory that align with ISO 17025 standards.

3. Program Management:  Communicates with practicing veterinarians, regulatory personnel, public health agencies 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.

4. Professional Development:  Attends seminars and conferences.  Studies relevant literature to stay abreast of emerging and infectious diseases and diagnostic methodologies.  Makes presentations at professional conferences and meetings and authors scientific manuscripts for publication.

5. Revenue Management:  Increases revenue streams through services.  Conducts and collaborates on projects to enhance the economic viability of the lab. 

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 also is responsible to providing 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.  

Qualifications

Candidates should 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and/or aptitude as a supervisor is preferred as well as recent experience working as a pathologist in a veterinary diagnostic lab.

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, please submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vita, and the contact information for three (3) professional references by July 15, 2019 at:

https://cujobs.clemson.edu/psc/ps/JOBS/EXT/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=104207&PostingSeq=1

The position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Radhika Kakani, rkakani@clemson.edu or by phone 803-726-7835.

Equal Employment Opportunity 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.