Animal Health & Welfare Vet.
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September 13, 2013
Agriculture and Rural Development
The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) is looking for an energetic veterinarian that wishes to help improve the health and welfare of animals in Alberta. The OCPV leads the development and implementation of science-based public policy related to animal health and welfare through the Animal Protection Act and Animal Health Act. The OCPV also ensures that regulations, policies and programs exist to support the legislation.
Working in the OCPV you will contribute expert veterinary knowledge to the development, implementation and oversight Alberta's animal health and welfare programs and legislation. You will work closely with other experts in animal health and welfare within the Food Safety and Animal Health Division to create and implement animal health and welfare programs that support current and future activities.
You will facilitate communication and collaboration with industry, government and public stakeholders on animal health and welfare projects. As well, you will work closely with the Chief Provincial Veterinarian and assist the CPV to represent Alberta at provincial and national meetings on livestock health and welfare issues. Participation in disease control activities, emergency preparedness and emergency animal response will be required.
You must have:
- knowledge of livestock husbandry and animal welfare, including the safe and humane handling, transport, slaughter, and euthanasia of animals
- knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of important livestock diseases
- knowledge of indicators, controls and prevention of distress, pain and suffering in production and companion animals
To ensure that you are successful in the role, you must be able to apply a balanced approach to animal health and welfare issues. You must have strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to use plain language to communicate scientific and technical principles clearly and concisely to industry stakeholders. This position requires that you have strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Experience with policy, program, and legislation development are considered to be assets.
You must also demonstrate the Alberta Public Service values of respect, integrity, accountability, and excellence. Above all, you must have an interest in both animal health and welfare as it relates to farmed animal species raised in Alberta.
University graduation in Veterinary Medicine plus two years related experience is required. Applicants must be eligible for membership with the ABVMA.
$2,772.38 -$3,652.68 bi-weekly
$72,359 - $95,334 annually
NOTE: The successful employee must have a valid driving license.
This position may be eligible for a market modifier of up to 25% of base salary.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, #304, J.G. O'Donoghue Building, 7000 - 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427-2111; Fax: (780) 427-3398. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 427-2111. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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