WILDLIFE HEALTH SPECIALIST
- Veterinary Diagnostician
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 41
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Under general direction, the Wildlife Health Specialist performs a variety of duties to enhance and maintain the
health of the State's wildlife; develops and administers wildlife disease and nutritional surveillance strategies;
designs wildlife health studies; and provides technical expertise and science-based recommendations to
department management in regard to new and established programs, projects, and activities.
The Wildlife Health Specialist provides professional veterinary expertise, programmatic direction and oversight for wildlife health services to the Nevada Department of Wildlife including investigation of disease events; recommendations for management of wildlife diseases; policies and procedures; conducts, collaborates and supports multidisciplinary, statewide wildlife research and management programs; provides training to wildlife personnel in wildlife capture, handling, and chemical immobilization; provides and ensures regulatory compliance for prescription and controlled drug used by wildlife personnel; supervises permanent and temporary personnel and manages annual budgets including grants; and provides oral and written communications for internal and external constituents, agencies and organizations.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and three years of animal disease diagnosis and pathology experience.
Possession of licenses by the Nevada Pharmacy Board and the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medicine to administer medicines including controlled substances is required within 12 months of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Possession of a license to practice veterinary medicine is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The incumbent must be able to perform strenuous fieldwork during fair and/or poor weather conditions.
Statewide travel is required.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Additional Position Criteria
USDA Category II accreditation is required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.