Are you a USDA accredited veterinarian with a minimum of three years of farm animal or poultry practice experience? Apply for this position with the Department of Agriculture and make a difference working for the Commonwealth!
IMPORTANT:YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Chief of this Division is the manager for regulations and compliance within the Bureau and directs all operations of the statewide domestic animal regulatory program for the prevention and control of diseases of domestic animals in the Commonwealth, assuring the operations are handled efficiently and effectively.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Three years of farm animal and/or poultry practice experience as a USDA accredited veterinarian.
Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a license to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Must be able to perform essential job functions
About Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania's natural resources. The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania's citizens.
Pennsylvania’s 59,000 farm families continue to be the stewards of more than 7.7 million acres of farmland. With $7.5 billion in cash receipts annually from production agriculture, Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses are the leading economic driver in our state.
In addition to production agriculture, the industry also raises revenue and supplies jobs through support services such as food processing, marketing, transportation, and farm equipment. In total, production agriculture and agribusiness contributes nearly $75 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy.