Overview

Job details

Salary

$5,779 – $7,448 a month

Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Description and Functions
Open Until Filled


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming State Public Health Veterinarian supports the WDH mission to promote, protect, and enhance the health of Wyoming residents by collaborating with internal partners and external stakeholders to prevent zoonotic diseases and respond to environmental health threats. The State Public Health Veterinarian is the rabies public health subject matter expert and collaborates with healthcare providers, veterinarians, state and federal agencies, and the public to conduct rabies and other zoonotic disease surveillance, prevention, and educational activities. Because Wyoming is one of the only states to require that all animal bites be reported to the Department of Health, the State Public Health Veterinarian not only reviews animal bite reports to ensure appropriate public health actions have been taken but also has the opportunity to perform epidemiological analysis on animal bites in the state. This position also provides epidemiologic expertise to internal and external stakeholders on environmental health threats, including lead exposure, and partners with state and federal agencies to address health concerns related to air and water quality. The Wyoming State Public Health Veterinarian plays a critical role in public health emergency preparedness and response and collaborates closely with infectious disease epidemiologists for disease and outbreak surveillance, prevention, and control.

Human Resource Contact: judy.fedell@wyo.gov 307-777-6057

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • As the rabies public health subject matter expert, communicate with and respond to internal partners, external stakeholders, healthcare providers, veterinarians, and the public regarding potential rabies exposures to ensure the implementation of appropriate public health measures.
  • Collaborate with epidemiologists and local health partners to educate healthcare providers, veterinarians, stakeholders, and the public about zoonotic disease and prevention and environmental health impacts.
  • Review and record animal bite report to ensure the implementation of appropriate public health measures.
  • Oversee blood lead level surveillance and lead exposure mitigation activities.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in response to outbreaks and public health emergencies.
Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preference will be given to candidates with a Veterinary Medical Degree and active license to practice.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Subject matter expertise regarding rabies and zoonotic diseases.
  • Expertise in public health surveillance, disease investigation, and outbreak response.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to investigate and respond to public health problems.
  • Ability to present complex scientific information through multiple methods to a wide group of audiences.
  • Ability to use complex results from research or investigations to make decisions and formulate protocols.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Epidemiology)

Experience:
2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Epidemiology) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Epidemiologist II

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:
5-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Epidemiology) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Epidemiologist II

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
None
Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is generally performed in a typical office environment.
  • Travel may require for on-site outbreak response which could involve working with animals and working outdoors.


NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt.
Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health – Public Health-Public Health Sciences – Epidemiology

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

The Wyoming Department of Health is an E-Verify employer.


Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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