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Job Title: Research Scientist 2
Job Number: 653664
Organization: New Jersey Department of Health
Posted: 5/23/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Trenton,  NJ    USA
Compensation: $73,767.82 - $105,121.57
Position Description: Veterinarian The selected applicant shall supervise The Office of Veterinary Public Health (VPH). This Office provides technical assistance and training to municipal governments, local health departments and animal facility o operators with regard to animal facility i inspections, investigations, complaints, violation enforcement and court testimony. VPH approves Animal Control Officer training courses, courses, certifies individuals who have satisfactorily completed the approved training courses and revokes certificates f from individuals who commit acts of cruelty o or other malfeasance and can no longer work in the capacity of an animal control officer. officer. This unit operates a low-cost spay and neuter neuter program, processes dog licensing revenue, and the State-sponsored rabies vaccination clinic program.

The applicant shall assist the State Public Health Veterinarian with management duties of the Zoonotic Unit and manage the Unit wh when the State Public Health Veterinarian is ou out of the office.

The applicant shall mobilize when the State Incident Command System activates Emergency Support Support Function 8 (Public Health and Medical Services), Once mobilized, VPH will assist with temporary housing of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals owned by people who have been evacuated and are displaced f from their homes. VPH assists with animal e evacuation response groups to establish temporary animal shelters during emergencies and works closely with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to ensure for the saf safety of evacuated pets and maintain san sanitation in temporary animal shelters to prevent disease transmission.

The applicant will assist the Zoonotic Epidemiologist as assigned by State Public Health Health Veterinarian with surveillance of, and the response to, zoonotic disease reports and outbreaks. If assigned, the applicant shall report findings and collaborate with internal and external partners, partners, complete reports on the incident and prepare reports, posters or presentation for publication on zoonotic disease topics.

The applicant shall assist the Zoonotic Epidemiologist with notifications from New Jersey Jersey laboratories regarding isolates of suspected zoonotic select agents, such as brucellosis, brucellosis, burkholderia, and tularemia. The applicant shall follow the established protocols for delivery and testing of select agents and initiate nvestigations to identify person exposed and make re recommendations for prophylaxis, monitoring an and surveillance.

Qualifications of the Deputy State Public Health Veterinarian include: Doctor of Veterinary Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with at least 2 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine or animal disease c control. The successful candidate will have a at least one year of supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills, experience in applied epidemiology, and/or experience experience working as part of an i interdisciplinary team. A Masters degree in a a public health discipline can be substituted iency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) and experience with communicable disease investigations is preferred.

Qualifications: EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited c college or university with a Doctor of V Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of full-time ex experience working as a veterinarian or in a pu public health capacity. A Masters Degree in a public health related f field can be substituted for 1 year of e experience working as a veterinarian. LICENSE: Appointee shall be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in New Jersey and will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey.

Organization Description: New Jersey Department of Health, Communicable Disease Service, Zoonotic Disease Unit

Closing Date: 8/23/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: COLIN CAMPBELL,  Research Scientist 2
Contact Location: Communicable Disease Service
135 E. State Street
Trenton   NJ  08625
United States
Contact Location: Communicable Disease Service
  135 E. State Street
  Trenton   NJ  08625
  United States
Contact Phone: 609-826-4872 
Contact Fax: 609-826-4874
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: If interested in this position, you can r reply in one of two ways: • Forward the required documents el electronically to: • Mail the required documents to: Susan Way, Executive Assistant 1 Epid., Environmental and Occupational Health Reference Posting #137-19 New Jersey Department of Health PO Box 369 Trenton, NJ 08625-0369 Required documents: • cover letter • resume • completed application, found at: * Responses received after the closing date MAY be considered if the position is not filled.

Additional Information: ? Newly hired employees must agree to a t thorough background check that will include f fingerprinting. ? If you are a candidate for a position in our Public Health and Environmental Laboratories, you may be subject to pre- and /or postemployment alcohol and drug testing.

and /or postemployment alcohol and drug testing. ? If you are a candidate for a position that involves direct client care in one of the State facilities/programs, you may be subject to preand/ or post-employment drug testing/screening. The cost of any pre-employment testing will be at the candidate’s expense. Candidates with a positive drug test result, or or those who refuse to be tested and/or co cooperate with the testing requirement, will no not be hired. ? In compliance with federal law, all pe persons hired will be required to verify id identity and eligibility to work in the Un United States and to complete the required employment eligibility v verification form upon hire. ? In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-7, the the "New Jersey First Act", all employees mus must reside in the State of New Jersey, unl unless exempted under the law. If you do not live in in New Jersey, you have one year after you be begin employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey. ? The New Jersey Department of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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