VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER (VMO)
State of Ohio - Ohio

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***There are 3 vacant positions (PN 20048988, 20048989, 20048993); only 1 application is required to be considered for all 3 vacancies.

Implements policies & procedures relative to dangerous wild animals (DWA) & commercial dog breeders for assigned geographical area; supervises inspectors in the performance of related regulatory activities related to DWA & dog breeders.

Investigates & inspects animal disease control programs, captive wild deer (CWD) program, livestock care standards program & exhibitions; livestock dealers, livestock markets, garbage feeding operations, & rendering operations for an assigned geographic area; plans & administers livestock disease control & eradication programs to include but not limited to brucellosis, tuberculosis, pseudorabies, equine infectious anemia, Johne’s, scrapie, MSI &MCIin an assigned geographical area; supervises inspectors in the performance of regulatory activities, related to animal disease control, livestock dealers, livestock markets, garbage feeding operations, & rendering operations; coordinates inspection activities with federal or other state officials & conducts training of livestock inspectors, animal owners/producers, & veterinary practitioners; evaluates livestock inspectors on a continuing basis in performance of inspections, sample collections, submissions, & reporting.

Investigates reports of suspected existence of dangerously contagious &/or exotic diseases of livestock, poultry & residue cases; analyzes & interprets laboratory results using epidemiological study & related methods standard to the practice of veterinary medicine in order to establish conformation or identify presence of disease; works with federal officials & departments (e.g., USDA, APHIS & FSIS, US FDA, extension personnel) to control residue problems & disease control initiatives; issues quarantines & appraisals for animals; monitors herd movements & slaughter permits; emergency disease response.

Prepares reports, provides information on Division programs & initiatives; serves as consultant to internal & external stakeholders (e.g., animal owners, veterinarians, other agency employees, federal officials); provides professional assistance as requested with testing, sampling, & necropsies.

Reviews & responds to correspondence & inquiries from a variety of levels (e.g., federal government officials/counterparts, animal producers/owners, other division employees, veterinarians); plans, directs, conducts & attends meetings, conferences, & seminars; maintains up-to-date personal knowledge of veterinary medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

License to practice veterinary medicine issued by Ohio Veterinary Medical Board; 12 mos. exp. practicing veterinary medicine on livestock or working in area of livestock disease control & eradication or meat & poultry slaughter & processing; must demonstrate physical strength & dexterity to restrain animals. Also requires accreditation under CFR, Title 9, Part 161 issued by United States Department of Agriculture if specific position requires assistance in division of animal industry disease eradication programs; must provide own transportation.

Major Worker Characteristics:

No attached files will be accepted. To include your resume information, please cut and paste it into the appropriate text box on the application screen.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT : Annual renewal of license to practice veterinary medicine issued by Ohio Veterinary Medical Board.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS : Requires travel; exposed to diseased animal & dangerous wild animals; exposed to animal feces.

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