The Nevada Department of Agriculture is currently seeking applicants for a state veterinarian. The state veterinarian serves under the direction of the NDA’s Division of Animal Industry Administrator. The State Veterinarian is in the unclassified service of the State and serves at the pleasure of the Director and works to develop and execute a strategic vision for animal and public health and safety in Nevada. This position is responsible for the development, evaluation and improvement of programs and operational activities designed to prevent or eliminate threats to Nevada agriculture from emerging or newly introduced diseases of domestic or wildlife animals. The Veterinary Medical Services program is responsible for statewide disease traceability, surveillance, epidemiology, outreach, and enforcement related to livestock and domestic animal laws. The position provides leadership, direction, and oversight of programs for the control and eradication of certain infectious, contagious and/or parasitic diseases of livestock. The State Veterinarian also works collaboratively with county, state, federal and industry partners to provide public health and wildlife education and advisement and serves as the authority on all potential quarantine matters in Nevada.