SALARY:$3,076.92 - $4,220.88 Biweekly; $80,000.00 - $109,743.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/31/19
CLOSING DATE: 08/31/19 11:59 PM
***The budgeted hiring salary range for this position is $80,000 - $109,743 per year*** The County of Volusia is seeking a Veterinarian for the Animal Control Division. This position will be located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The selected candidate will lead a high quality/high volume spay/neuter program that includes a state of the art facility and a mobile surgical unit. Responsibilities include surgically sterilizing dogs and cats and overseeing all medical examination and treatment of animals.
NOTE: Positions/incumbents assigned to this classification are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the County Manager.
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
- Performs a high volume of spay/neuter surgeries for animals in the county.
- Provides pre- and post-operative care of public animals to reduce pet overpopulation.
- Performs emergency medical care to sick and injured animals; initiates advanced and basic life support through the division's standard operating procedures.
- Performs exams, diagnosis and treatment of animals within the community.
- Performs forensic veterinary examinations in support of criminal casework performed by the division.
- Appears as an expert witness in court proceedings, working closely with the State and County Attorney's Office on animal abuse, neglect and hoarding cases.
- Promotes the humane care and treatment of animals at all times.
- Adheres to the highest ethical standards and provisions of veterinary care in a safe, competent, professional and humane manner.
- Provides ongoing training for staff throughout the unit regarding proper care and treatment of animals.
- Supervises veterinary assistants in animal care; ordering equipment and supplies; and the maintenance and cleaning of the clinic(s).
- Acts as a liaison with the veterinary community and other governmental agencies.
- Performs humane euthanasia for disease control and to relieve pain and suffering.
- Supervises the administration of all drugs used for immobilization, treatment and euthanasia.
- Assists field officers with cruelty investigations or rescues where medical intervention is necessary.
- Provides technical advice and assistance as requested or assigned.
- Administers rabies vaccinations.
- Oversees the maintenance of surgical equipment and area.
- Provides veterinary services during emergency/disaster situations.
- May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
- Must adhere to Federal, State, County, and Local laws and ordinances.
- Responds to emergency situations.
- Reports to work as assigned and scheduled.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Veterinary Medicine or American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) certification and a Florida State License to practice veterinary medicine; AND two (2) years of professional experience in regulatory medicine, veterinary public health, military veterinary medicine or animal services *Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of hire. *Must obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of appointment and maintain thereafter.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the proper care and handling of dogs and cats under stressful situations.
- Knowledge of veterinary medical terms and medications.
- Thorough knowledge of Volusia County codes and ordinances related to Animal Control issues.
- Knowledge of animal types, species, and breed identification.
- Knowledge of humane animal care, capture, and restraint.
- Able to handle dogs and cats.
- Able to perform surgery on dogs and cats.
- Able to administer medication as directed.
- Able to keep records and utilize a computer.
- Able to effectively manage multiple priorities.
- Able to interact effectively with others.
- Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Able to make sound decisions in a stressful situation.
- Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
- Ability to lift, carry, push, pull 50 pounds.
- Ability to see, hear, talk, climb, reach, grasp, crouch, reach, walk, run, handle and stand.
- Ability to traverse uneven, wooded, wet terrain.
- Exposure to dangerous animals.
- Visual acuity (depth perception, peripheral vision) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle.
- Color acuity necessary for distinguishing wounds and wound severity.
- Inside and outside work.
- Ability to tolerate inclement weather including, but not limited to rain, heat, cold and humidity.
- Exposure to odors, noise, chemicals and animal waste.
- Practical application of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.
- Read and understand safety rules, methods and procedures.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.