The Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) is currently recruiting for a state veterinarian; the position will report directly to the Associate Director of the Animal Services Division (ASD).
Manage and administer the Animal Health and Welfare Program, with the assistance of 2 full-time Assistant State Veterinarians and administrative support staff. Oversee livestock, poultry, ratite, and commercial fish disease prevention, response, control, eradication and welfare protection programs including overseeing the State/Federal/ Industry cooperative mandatory and voluntary animal disease eradication programs. Serve as the agency’s liaison with livestock industry groups, federal and other state agencies, veterinary practitioners, professional veterinary medical associations, diagnostic laboratories, extension and university agriculture personnel, tribal nations, and Mexican animal health officials on animal health related matters. Represent ADA as the Chief Animal Official at local, regional, national, and international animal health meetings, maintain membership in various national and regional veterinary medical organizations. This may include holding an official position in national and regional animal health organizations. Serve as a member of the agency’s emergency response team and take a lead role in these activities, which may involve animal health and welfare issues. Oversee the agency’s animal health emergency response planning activities. Per A.R.S 3-1205, establish quarantines and authorize the destruction of livestock or poultry when necessary to prevent the spread of infectious, contagious or communicable disease. Research, analyze and advise the Director on rules for animal health and recommend revisions as necessary. Provide veterinary expertise and training to other ADA programs including the State Agricultural Laboratory. Provide veterinary oversight to the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. Oversee the program’s strategic planning, develop program performance measures and report on program activities and performance. Develop and monitor the program’s budget and approve program expenditures. Recognize, prepare and submit animal health grant proposals and oversee their administration.
Approve work hours and leave; assign work activities and ensure they are completed; provide coaching, prepare employee performance evaluations and discipline if necessary per agency procedures; recommend employee termination and disciplinary actions on subordinate employees to the Director through the ASD Associate Director.
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