The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking an Animal Care Veterinary Supervisor for the Office of Veterinary Services, which administers all duties assigned to the State Veterinarian under the Comprehensive Animal Care laws (Chapter 65 of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia) along with responsibility for Virginia's livestock and poultry disease control and/or eradication programs to promote the health of livestock and poultry in support of the animal agriculture industry, public health programs, and citizens of the Commonwealth. This position promotes compliance with the laws and regulations pertaining to the health and welfare of livestock, poultry and companion animals, and provides the expertise necessary to enhance the health and welfare of these animal populations in support of the agricultural industry, public health programs and citizens of Virginia. Additionally, this position monitors, promotes and advances the welfare and humane treatment of animals throughout the Commonwealth. The position reviews legislation and regulations, investigation reports, inspection reports and writes weekly activity reports. This position monitors the oversight of the state’s animal shelters and animal control officer training. This position offers technical expertise to localities and animal control officers on the enforcement of the Comprehensive Animal Care Laws. This position provides advanced training to staff, animal control officers, veterinarians and others on animal cruelty, animal welfare, shelter medicine and veterinary forensics. This position facilitates communications and effective working relationships among a diverse clientele, and conducts special projects and investigations. Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth’s telework policy.
Degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or one certified by the AVMA's Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. An active license to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia or an active license in another state and eligibility for licensure in Virginia is strongly preferred. A valid Virginia driver's license. Knowledge of veterinary medicine and related regulatory programs. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to regulatory veterinary medicine. Knowledge about animal behavior and animal care for both livestock and companion animals. Ability to implement and maintain animal disease control and welfare programs on a state-wide basis. Ability to promote and demonstrate teamwork in a fast-paced workplace serving demanding clients. To assume extensive responsibility, exhibit initiative, and work independently. Skills in collaborative consensus building among diverse client groups. Excellent computer skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effective presentation skills & experience necessary. Organizational skills, self-motivation, open-mindedness & ability to multi-task and prioritize required. Demonstrated ability to supervise, evaluate, train and manage staff.
Knowledge and experience with animal related laws; veterinary forensics; shelter medicine; and care of community owned animals desirable.
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Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff, and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer