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Director of Producer and Public Health

Director of Producer and Public Health

The National Pork Board, located in Clive, IA, is seeking a dynamic person to act as our Director of Producer and Public Health.  This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of research and programming related to zoonotic disease, antimicrobial use/resistance, occupational health and safety and other pork producer and public health issues related to pork production.  This includes the development and delivery of educational material for producers and acting as liaison with veterinarians and technical experts with respect to regulatory oversight of these issues.  Additionally, this person will work closely with the Director of Pork Safety to address pork related food-borne disease issues.   As an expert in our Science and Technology department, this person will participate in long range planning with regard to producer and public health research, and producer and public education and programs.

Requirements for this position include the ability to communicate professionally both orally and in written form with producers, veterinarians, government officials, media (TV, radio and print) as well as the ability to translate veterinary medical terms and situations for producers and other non-technical audiences.  A DVM is required with a Master’s in Public Health or other advanced degree in a related field strongly preferred.  A minimum of two years or the equivalent in the practice of swine veterinary medicine or public health practice and/or additional education in a related field is also preferred.

This position requires approximately 30% travel nationally and internationally and a valid driver’s license and driving record is required.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management.   Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV and salary requirements by October 1, 2014 to:

HR@pork.org

No phone calls please.

The National Pork Board, an equal opportunity employer, offers an exceptional benefits package and work environment.  Visit us online at www.pork.org and www.PorkBeInspired.com.
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