The deputy state veterinarian is primarily responsible for performing duties in agricultural inspection programs to prevent, control, and eradicate communicable diseases. Salary ranges from $75,000 to $90,000 per year, depending on experience.
The deadline to apply is January 5, 2022 or until the position is filled. Applicants must currently be licensed with the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Medicine and have least three years of experience practicing veterinary medicine, a USDA-APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Category II accreditation, and a valid driver’s license. Preference may be given to those with regulatory experience in the areas of animal health disease control and eradication programs, epidemiology, emergency management/response, foreign animal disease investigations, and animal welfare regulations.
Specific duties of the deputy state veterinarian include:
- Assisting the state veterinarian and assuming that role in his/her absence; - Attending State Board of Agriculture meetings and presenting reports as required or requested; - Advising the Kentucky agriculture commissioner as requested; - Supervising investigators assigned to the Enforcement Branch and Director of Animal Health Leading special projects; - Participating in regional and national organizations for state animal health officials; - Developing and overseeing disease control programs; - Providing veterinary oversight to the cervid, avian and emergency programs; - Managing epidemiological investigations and responses; - Creating and implementing emergency management procedures and responses; - Developing educational materials for presentations at stakeholder education meetings; - Presenting information to stakeholders regarding disease control and prevention; - Review, revise and implement state statutes and regulations; - Designing and monitoring USDA cooperative agreements; and - Submitting disease surveillance reports to the USDA.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Mr. Mark White Human Resources Kentucky Department of Agriculture 107 Corporate Drive Frankfort, KY 40601 Mark.White@ky.gov
The Office for State Veterinarian mission is to protect the health and welfare of Kentucky's livestock, poultry and agricultural industries. The Office for State Veterinarian also promotes an environment that enhances the economic and recreational opportunities and prosperity of Kentucky agriculture.