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Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Type: Part Time
Salary: $69,159.00 - $111,505.00/year
Internal Number: 23-002837-0001
FILING DEADLINE is 11/21/2023 at 11:59PM
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The Maryland Department of Agriculture is a department under Maryland's Executive Branch. Formed in 1972 by the Maryland General Assembly to address the agriculture needs for the State of Maryland, the Department oversees and serves as a regulatory body for animal health, consumer services to include marketing and lab services, plant and pest management and resource conservation. As the number one industry in Maryland, the diversity of agriculture programs in the State continue to expand and grow.
$69,159.00 - $111,505.00/year (Will be adjusted to 50%)
Location of Position
50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis MD 21401
Main Purpose Of Job
This part time position serves primarily to prevent introduction of infectious diseases among Maryland’s agricultural livestock, poultry and equine by enforcing animal health regulations, providing diagnostic and investigative services and by educating animal producers, exhibitors, and veterinarians on disease control. By doing so, promotes consumer confidence in animal products; protects the environment from infectious disease agents and promotes agricultural productivity and marketability of animals and animal products. Responsible for and schedules field activities, Maryland approved fairs/shows, swap meets and other facilities or premises where animals are kept, sold or moved. Activities include regulatory inspections and enforcement duties such as reviewing and auditing dealer registrations; placing quarantines; disease surveillance; domestic and foreign disease investigations; staff training; and animal emergency operations such as pet sheltering and federally mandated “disease stamp-out” programs. This position requires respirator use.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Education: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or its equivalent.
Experience: Three years of full-time experience in Veterinary Medicine.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings and exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury. Duties involve working in all kinds of weather and temperatures, unpleasant odors and other harsh environmental conditions. Field and animal emergency work may require working outdoors in inclement conditions, outside normal work hours and working with unpleasant people. Work involves working around and with farm animals which can cause injury by kicking, biting, lunging, etc. Some farm equipment used in handling livestock also has potential for bodily injury. Duties may involve physical hazards of large animals and their environments. Duties may require operating vehicles and equipment in inclement weather. Work may involve equipment required to produce rapid animal death such as drugs, chemicals, mechanical equipment and firearms. Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, etc. Duties may, on occasion involve using heavy equipment such as gates, chutes, and decontamination gear, passing a Pulmonary Function Test, wearing a respirator, restraining large animals, and loading supplies. Safe Restraint of large animals; lifting and handling awkward and heavy equipment used in the field; agility such as climbing fences, gates, etc. Personal protective clothing is consistently utilized both in the field and laboratory settings. In the field, coveralls, boots, gloves, and other protective clothing/equipment are routinely used. Job function requires the use of a N-95 or other respirator and as such must maintain successful completion of a Pulmonary Function Test. These materials are also used to prevent spread of disease from one location to another. Such equipment may be required when working with diseased animals, tissues, or laboratory specimens to protect against infectious agents and hazardous substances. Position is likely to require service as a field incident commander in situations involving hazardous chemicals and/or infectious agents and require respirator use.
All Applicants must apply through our Job Apps site to be considered. Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your Job Aps application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you detail all experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.
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A completed application to this position through the State of Maryland's JobAps website is required for consideration. Please use the link in the next section to navigate to our site.
Applying directly via our website is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper version of the JobAps application and supplemental questionnaire to: Maryland Department of Agriculture Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address. Faxed or e-mailed JobAps' applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may email, mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831). All paper applications must be received by the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks not accepted.)
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Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
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