The Animal Industry Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development protects, regulates, and promotes animal health. The purpose of this position is to plan, implement, maintain, and coordinate animal health programs on a statewide basis with a focus on the following programs: cervids and small ruminants (sheep, goats, etc.) reportable disease tracking, and the National Animal Health Reporting System. The position functions to minimize animal disease in the state through effective regulatory programs. The position also functions to train and educate staff and stakeholder groups about regulatory requirements.
The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Although the official work location for this position is "Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan", our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response. To learn more about MDARD’s overall COVID-19 response efforts supporting Michigan Food and Agriculture Industry, please visit MDARD - Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (michigan.gov)
About MDARD: The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public's food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
MDARD is committed to a department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion program that builds upon our values and invests in our employees. We provide an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.
Possession of a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Specialist 13 Two years of professional experience equivalent to a Veterinarian P11 or one year equivalent to a Veterinarian 12.
Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Possession of a license to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan is required.
The position may require the following: DEA License for Controlled Substances Michigan Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance License USDA Veterinary Accreditation
A valid Driver’s License is preferred.
This position may be required to be FDA commissioned or credentialed or attain similar status with other agencies.
Internal Number: 7901-21-AID-012
About Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Animal Industry Division (AID)
The Animal Industry Division (AID) protects the public's health and the health of domestic animals, livestock and pets. The State Veterinarian is responsible for overall livestock and poultry disease programs and toxic substance contamination concerns as they relate to animal health. The division also works on the eradication of animal diseases, which in turn helps provide for the importation and exportation of healthy livestock. These provisions have a significant impact on human health and welfare through the protection of the food supply. Some of the diseases that threaten Michigan livestock are tuberculosis (TB), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Pseudorabies, rabies, and various toxicities.