VETERINARIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 06, 2019
Full Time Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $113,376.00 - $156,985.20 Annually USD

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
EXAM NUMBER: O-5728-B
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

APPLICATION FILING: OPEN CONTINUOUS

This announcement is a REBULLETIN to reopen the filing period for examination, Veterinarian, exam # O5728-B. We are accepting applications beginning November 7, 2019 at 8:00 am PT. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

The County is listed on Forbes America's Best Employers list for 2019. It has a demographically and geographically diverse population of more than 10 million residents. As the largest employer in Southern California with over 111,000 employees in 36 departments and a budget over $33 billion, the County provides vital and wide-ranging public services to its citizens.

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is one of the largest and most progressive animal control agencies in the United States. Our seven animal care centers serve unincorporated Los Angeles County and 44 contract cities with a combined total population of over 3 million residents. We cover more than 3,400 square miles of cities, deserts, beaches, and mountains; from the Antelope Valley in the north to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the south, as far east as the border of San Bernardino County, and west to Thousand Oaks. We provide animal control and rescue services in our service areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WHAT VETERINARIANS DO:

This position reports to the Sr. Veterinarian and oversees the operation of Spay and Neuter clinic, including supervision of technical and support staff. Provides medical services dealing with the prevention, treatment and control of diseases and injuries in animals and, in public health, enforces laws and regulations.
Essential Job Functions
  • Investigates, prevents, controls and eradicates infectious diseases of animals including those transmissible to man, with particular emphasis on organized disease control programs such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, and rabies.
  • Investigates rabies suspects and animal bites of people; imposes quarantines on biting domestic animals; collects samples for rabies testing where wild animals are involved.
  • Issues quarantines and hold orders in disease outbreaks and supervises the enforcement of these orders.
  • Collects data and laboratory samples, such as blood, tissue, parasites, when indicated for disease investigations and forwards to appropriate diagnostic laboratory; consults with department, private and other public veterinarians and animal owners on disease problems.
  • Prepares required records and reports.
  • Acts as an agent for the Chief Veterinarian in disaster situations such as earthquakes, fires, and floods, for the health and welfare of animals and for disease control.
  • Operates a spay/neuter clinic to help reduce and control the animal population of the County.
  • Examines, diagnoses, gives emergency treatment to animal within the animal care center/shelter adjacent to the spay/neuter clinic.
  • Supervises personnel assigned to the clinic and the care center/shelter staff regarding the care of sick animals.
  • Advises the public and department employees on matters within the field of veterinary medicine.
  • Conducts vaccination clinics, provides medical consultations and services during special events such as adoption drives sponsored by outside agencies or the department.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited* veterinary school with a Doctorate degree** in veterinary medicine.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
Additional Information
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Please make sure to fill out the Certificate/License Section of your application and give the title of the required license and its number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements.
Please attach a legible photocopy of the required license to your application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. Original license MUST be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.
*Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic
credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

** A copy of your diploma or official transcripts must be attached to the application at the time of filing.

LICENSE:

A valid California State License*** to practice veterinary medicine -AND- A valid California Class C Driver License OR the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
***The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to
be placed on the eligible register.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Animal Care and Control.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of at least twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
No person may compete in this examination more once every twelve (12) months.

Application and filing information:


APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and minimum requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in asn INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you m ay be disqualified.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. Resumes may be added to your application but cannot be substituted for the Experience portions of the County application nor for the completion and submission of the supplemental questions. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

All correspondence to applicants will be sent electronically except for the final examination result notice.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
Human Resources Office
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time


COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INFORMATION:
View details regarding Los Angeles County Employment Information by clicking on this link COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department Contact Name: Sandra Perez
Department Contact Phone: (562) 256-7102
Department Contact Email: SPerez@animalcare.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 256-7101
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate TTY Phone: (800) 897-0077


Closing Date/Time:

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