A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Possession of or eligibility to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Wisconsin. License to practice veterinary medicine in WI must be obtained within six (6) months of hire. Documented experience in disease control, investigation and management, and supervisory experience. Possession of or eligibility to obtain accreditation through the National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
5/24/2019 Applications received by Friday, May 24, 2019 will be given first consideration.
The agency works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. The Division of Animal Health operates a number of species specific programs and general programs to regulate various aspects of the agriculture industry.
We are located in the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madison’s southeast side and nestled atop a beautifully wooded and scenic hilltop venue. Our employees enjoy ample, low-cost parking at the facility. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.
This position serves a dual role of Administrator for the Division of Animal Health and Wisconsin State Veterinarian. The position is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
This executive leadership position is responsible for directing and administering division initiatives as well as operational activities in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Department. This position provides advice and recommendations to the Office of the Secretary on key policy and program decisions as well as to other government entities.
Responsibilities further include, but are not limited to: provide effective, efficient leadership in delivering division services at an exemplary level; foster partnership, communication, and collaboration within a complex environment; analyze, reinforce and strengthen internal structures, policies, and procedures; embody and promote strong commitments to diversity and inclusion; oversee annual Division operating budget of $5,057,200 including multiple funding sources, and; serve as primary liaison for animal health regulatory information for the DATCP Board, State legislature, University of Wisconsin, and industry.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Possession of or eligibility to obtain accreditation through the National Veterinary Accreditation Program. Accreditation must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
Possession of or eligibility to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Wisconsin. License to practice veterinary medicine in WI must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
Extensive knowledge of program management and supervision; including principles and techniques of program organization and public administration, budget preparation, personnel management, employee training and motivation, and program coordination within and outside the Bureau and the Department.
Documented experience in disease control, investigation and management, and supervisory experience.
Effective communication skills to explain complex topics so they are understood by various internal and external contacts, customers, and stakeholders.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on relevant qualifications; including knowledge, education and experience
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About State of Wisconsin - Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
State of Wisconsin - Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) DATCP Mission: We partner with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace. DATCP Vision: We will deliver efficient and effective programs and services to Wisconsin agriculture, consumers, and businesses, to provide market confidence and to enhance competitiveness and profitability. DATCP Core Values: Dedication Accountability Teamwork Customer Service Professionalism