|Advertisement Opens: Oct. 28, 2022|
|Advertisement Closes: Dec. 15, 2022|
|Full Time: No|
|Salary: $42.97 - $42.97 Hourly|
|Minimum Education and/or Experience:
The formal education of a doctorate degree of veterinary medicine (DVM); plus four years of experience in conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, animal care, or research.
|Preferred Education and/or Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in fisheries or wildlife conservation, animal science, or a related field and 2 years of work or research experience in fish or wildlife health OR a graduate degree in fisheries or wildlife conservation or a related field.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree and eligible to be licensed as a veterinarian in the State of Arkansas.
|Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and procedures that affect animal health programs.
|Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
City: Little Rock
Office: Little Rock Central Office
The Veterinarian is responsible for assisting the state wildlife veterinarian in providing overall coordination for disease
Assists with programs to prevent, control and manage disease in fish and wildlife. Responds to licensed veterinarians
|Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Veterinary Fellow will engage in a two year training opportunity, learning how to integrate veterinary science with wildlife management:
• Coordinate with other state and federal agencies to prepare statewide response plans for disease outbreaks and other adverse events involving captive and free-ranging fish and wildlife species.
• Assist with the investigation of disease outbreaks and other adverse events in fish and wildlife.
• Coordinate training events for wildlife rehabilitators, private practice veterinarians, and veterinary technicians on topics including wildlife care, biosafety, and biosecurity to improve statewide preparedness.
• Coordinate training events for AGFC staff across divisions on topics including biosafety, biosecurity, and mortality investigation to improve agency preparedness.
• Participate in the revision of the state’s interagency Aquatic Nuisance Species plan to help incorporate additional pathogens as ANS and evaluate the disease risk of other ANS (i.e., host species).
• Develop a comprehensive management plan for sarcoptic mange in black bears, including surveillance, response, research, and outreach; help coordinate additional surveillance and research efforts for bear mange.
|Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
Must be licensed as a Veterinarian by the Veterinary Medical Examining Board in accordance with ACA 17-101-301.
|Special Job Dimensions:
This position has the designation of a safety-sensitive position. Applicants being considered for this position are subject
|Other Specific Information:
All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
A cover letter and two letters of recommendation are required.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.