State of Montana Director, Lab Administrator Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Bozeman, Montana

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Special Information: Moving Allowance: $3,000

Director, Lab Administrator Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

General Lab Information: The Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) of the Montana Department of Livestock is the only accredited full service veterinary laboratory in Montana. The MVDL provides disease diagnostic support to veterinarians, livestock producers, companion animal owners the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Bureau provides laboratory support to the Animal Health Bureau and Milk and Egg Bureau of the Department of Livestock. The functions of the MVDL are to provide information on infection and disease incidence in animals through surveillance programs, outbreak investigations and reference testing and to provide clinical diagnostic testing for infectious, metabolic and neoplastic disease to local health departments, physicians, veterinarians, and individuals. The MVDL also certifies and approves the laboratory program. MVDL routinely receives specimens from animals that may be exposed to high consequence pathogens and toxins, therefore, the Director ensures that laboratory functions are conducted in a manner that is safe for employees and compliant with state and federal regulations for control, containment and reporting. The Administrator, as Laboratory Director, has responsibility of administration and supervision for all laboratory sections of the MVDL, including quality assurance, clinical pathology, milk laboratory, bacteriology, serology, virology, histology, pathology, molecular diagnostics, receiving and office. The Administrator also has responsibility for budgeting to ensure that expenditures are in compliance with state procurement guidelines and are adequately covered by revenues.


• Safety

• Budgeting

• Performance Bench-marking and Monitoring

• Supervision and Personnel

• Strategic Planning

• Laboratory Services and Quality Assurance

Minimum qualifications: Based on AAVLD Requirements • DVM and advanced degree in relevant field of study • 5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory or relevant work experience • 5 years directing / supervising experience. • Experience could include practice management, regulatory/policy, finance or quality management • TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE : Strong clinical knowledge of veterinary medicine. o Broad knowledge of production medicine. o Knowledge of animal diseases affecting domestic, wild, laboratory species and humans. Veterinarian, Band 8 Pay $88,129 - $95,118


Job: *Agricultural/Livestock Sciences

Title: Director, Lab Administrator Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Location: Bozeman

Requisition ID: 18141873