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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Animal Health and Welfare Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
8A010 - Scientific08
$88,653.00 - $124,954.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
If you have experience and expertise in poultry veterinary medicine, this is your opportunity to work in partnership with Ontario's livestock and poultry industries to develop and deliver strategic plans, programs and initiatives related to animal health and welfare in Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• be involved in strategic initiatives that help advance the government's animal health and welfare priorities
• help inform and develop animal health and welfare strategies, policies and programs in collaboration with industry and government stakeholders
• provide evidence-based perspectives and use strategic thinking to propose solutions to complex animal health and welfare issues

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

• You are licensed (in good standing) as a Veterinarian with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario or are eligible to become licensed in the province of Ontario.

Technical knowledge:

• You have knowledge of veterinary medicine, epidemiology and best management practices for disease management and prevention with an emphasis in poultry health and welfare.
• You have knowledge of global policy, practices and trends pertaining to animal health and welfare.
• You have knowledge of the biological hazards, stakeholders, policies and legislation in the following sectors: food safety, animal health and welfare, trade, public health, environment and wildlife.

Strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills:

• You are able to review and analyze significant amounts of information and data from across jurisdictions to develop strategic plans and make recommendations to senior management.
• You are able to identify and assess emerging issues to develop strategic options and recommendations.
• You are able to review and evaluate information to assess the level of risk to animal and public health.
• You are able to determine the appropriate method of disease surveillance.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have consultation, facilitation and relationship building skills to implement animal health and welfare initiatives with government partners and a diverse group of stakeholders.
• You have advisory skills to serve as an expert on committees and working groups.
• You have presentation skills to raise awareness and deliver influential facts and perspectives to other government partners, various stakeholder groups and the public.

Project management:

• You have strong project management skills to manage resource planning, budget planning and time management to lead, plan, develop and coordinate policy, programs, projects and studies.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • N-AF-150823/20
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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