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Veterinarian, Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services

Veterinarian, Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services

  1. DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Part-time

Location

MANHATTAN

  1. No exam required

Department

off of Veter Public Health S

$60.54 – $64.87

Job Description

THIS IS A PART-TIME VETERINARIAN (35 Hours/Week)


Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

PROGRAM AND JOB DESCRIPTION:

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Division of Environmental Health works to prevent and control illness and injury related to environmental and occupational health risks through outreach, education, surveillance and enforcement. With staff of 1,000, the Division covers a broad range of subject matter, including oversight of environmental investigations, lead poisoning, injury prevention, occupational health, food safety, child care, radiation control, recreational and drinking water quality, air quality, climate health, vector control, veterinary public health and pest control. The Division of Environmental Health seeks a City Veterinarian for its Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Advising/consulting with veterinarians & public health officials on veterinary public health medicine issues.

Monitoring and investigation of reported cases of animal bites and exposures, review of health certificates and related documents.

Conducting site visits to ACC shelter facilities. Monitoring status of animals at shelters that are required to be held for the department. Advising staff on veterinary matters at ACC shelters.

Developing and/or implement policies related to animal shelters.

Conducting investigations of diseases at permitted animal holding facilities.

Administering the department's Animal Handling Course veterinary module.

Making recommendations and assisting the Director in the formulation of services for ACC shelter operations.


Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements
1. Possession of a valid New York State license to practice veterinary medicine.


Preferred Skills

Excellent written and oral communications skills Be Flexible, adaptable, customer-focused, and goal-oriented with a commitment to high standards of excellence.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment. However, city employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

590803

Title code

50712

Civil service title

CITY VETERINARIAN (PART-TIME)

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

Veterinarian, Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services

Posted until

2024-03-22

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

22 Cortlandt Street

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