Previous Job
Project Specialist - Scientific - II (Associate)
Ref No.: 17-15731
Location: WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
Education Minimum Requirement: Degree in veterinary medicine or advanced degree in animal science, public health or a similar field Required Experience and Skills**: • Demonstrated understanding of animal production practices; practical livestock and poultry experience desired • Demonstrated experience or strong interest in policy/advocacy • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people and build coalitions • Energetic, sociable, forward-thinking with high ethical standards • Ability to work with and effectively communicate with diverse groups of people in both scientific and non-scientific settings • Ability to rapidly understand scientific data, issues and facts and convert them into information usable by nonscientific audiences • Understanding of the animal health industry or familiarity with issues facing modern food production • Ability to work under pressure and react quickly to changing situations • Demonstrated written, verbal, and presentation skills • Willing to travel

The Associate Specialist, Animal Health Public Policy and Government Relations will assist in the development of public policy strategies consistent with the business priorities and assist in the successful execution of those strategies within the U.S. and Canada (North America region). The North America business is diverse and includes beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, aquaculture and companion animal. The Associate Specialist will assist with the identification of policy issues and strategy development that support the North America business and its species-specific policy needs. The Associate Specialist will assist on issues such as the 2018 Farm Bill, animal welfare policy, and animal vaccine policy. The policy team also engages and builds relationships with non-U.S. and Canadian governments to address market access issues for Client products or our customers' products; the Associate Specialist would assist the team as required with these issues. The Associate Specialist will participate in agriculture, food, animal health and specific issue area coalitions and work with the Public Policy team to serve as a resource for technical expertise and guidance in the coalitions. This person will also actively participate in industry association meetings and events. These meetings may be on topics such as international trade policy, innovation and biotechnology, and food and agriculture policy, to name a few. The Associate Specialist will work closely with the Client Animal Health global public policy team. This person will also work closely with Client federal and state lobbyists to ensure a consistent and coordinated outreach and advocacy strategy is developed and implemented.