Veterinary Pathologist
New Jersey Department of Agriculture - Trenton, NJ

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Under direction of a supervisory official in the Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory ( www.jerseyvetlab.nj.gov ) of the Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the Veterinarian 3 (Veterinary Pathologist) plans, organizes, and conducts comprehensive pathological examinations on a variety of animal species (e.g. livestock, poultry, wildlife, pets, exotic etc.), tissues, and other specimens to provide information on cause and progress of disease; prepares reports containing findings and conclusions regarding investigations and other professional activities; interacts, communicates, and collaborates with other professionals, practicing veterinarians, animal owners, animal disease regulatory officials, and other stakeholders in animal agriculture; develops and implements new diagnostic procedures; assists in developing and implementing outreach programs; and assists in maintaining pathology quality assurance programs in compliance with the AAVLD/ISO 17025 standards; does other related duties.

Job Requirements EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine or animal disease control, one (1) year of which shall have involved supervisory responsibility or the training and assignment of subordinate staff.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or completion of the training program administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the (AVMA), or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence(PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or achievement of diplomat status in any (AVMA) specialty board.

LICENSE: Appointees must possess a passing grade, as determined by the test sponsor, on the National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency test or equivalent test, or passage of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or achievement of diplomat status in any AVMA specialty board. The Appointing Authority is responsible for verification.

*American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification is preferred.

Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle rather than employee mobility is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESIDENCY LAW : Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Executive Branch or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.

Authorization To Work: US citizenship is not required. Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with announcement number, resume, completed State of NJ Application for Employment and college transcripts to: Candice Donoho, Personnel Assistant 2, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625. The State of New Jersey Application for Employment is located at: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/pdf/employmentapp.pdf .

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