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Wildlife Veterinarian wanted

Job Description

The Wildlife Veterinarian main job responsibilities are :

  • Develop agency wildlife disease plans and protocols for such disease related activities as disease surveillance and response plans, agency protocols for investigation and reporting of potential disease incidents.
  • Implement plans and protocols. Update agency administrators and other staff biologists on indigenous and non-indigenous wildlife disease threats.
  • Coordinate or conduct all wildlife disease surveillance, monitoring, investigation research, control or eradication measures and response for the agency.
  • Coordinate all field wildlife disease surveillance within the agency.
  • Use scientific methods for collecting, analyzing and reporting on samples collected in the field and in the laboratory.
  • Ensure valid sampling and statistical methodology and train staff to ensure they use appropriate methods (necropsy tissue and serum sampling, sample storage and shipping, etc.).
  • Make sure staff has access to agency data, project results, reports, white papers and other documents.
  • Design and conduct wildlife disease research projects in collaboration with universities and/or with agency staff.
  • Represent the agency on or provide guidance to external organizations including the US and NC Departments of Agriculture, Emergency Disease Eradication Organization, National Wildlife Health Center, USDA Rabies Eradication program, NC Emerging and Zoonotic Disease Working Group, state or national emergency disease response and planning efforts, the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, the NC Vector Borne Task Force and the AFWA Fish and Wildlife Health Committee.
  • Develop multi-agency and cross-jurisdictional plans and activities.
  • Assist with regulations development and review for agency rules having wildlife disease implications. Draft or review North Carolina Statutes.

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above:
· Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application.
· To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.
· If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
· Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.
· NC WRC uses the Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection Plan to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills & abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
· All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( for the State of North Carolina.
· Application for employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing data. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with your application.
For additional information, please contact Amy Willis by email at or by phone at
(919) 707-0103.

Date Posted 11/12/2012 1:44 pm 
Location Wake County, NC 
Compensation 58,969 - 98,446 
Views 1361 
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