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Job Title: Field Veterinarian      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:182905
Agency:Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to a balanced approach of:

  • Serving Kansas farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and the consumers/customers they serve;
  • Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy; and
  • Advocating for and promoting the agriculture industry, the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor; while
  • Ensuring a safe food supply, protecting natural resources, promoting public health and safety, protecting animal health, and providing consumer protection to the best of our ability.

This position will remain posted until filled.

Job Summary:

  • Serves as a professional liaison between KDA veterinarians, producers, livestock market operators, feedlots, and the general public.This includes providing current information on animal identification requirements, movement documentation and change-of-ownership requirements. Acts as veterinary advisor to the agency for reportable/emerging diseases and veterinary accreditation issues for numerous animal and zoonotic diseases including.

  • Performs administrative duties pertaining primarily to state-federal cooperative disease control and eradication programs (i.e., brucellosis, tuberculosis, scabies, avian influenza, pseudorabies, paratuberculosis, and equine infectious anemia).Coordinate with owners to manage their scrapie flock plan, voluntary CWD Monitoring Program, or Johne’s program, and other disease programs.

  • Visits county Emergency Managers in relation to Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) planning and emergency preparedness - and FAD planning for the division.

  • Conducts field testing for caudal fold TB responders, which includes injecting tuberculin (CCT). Poultry testing includes Pullorum and Avian Influenza testing of backyard flocks, upland game bird flocks and at county fairs, etc.

  • Conducts epidemiological or FAD investigations of reportable diseases and FADs, and quarantines herds or flocks when necessary. Completes continuing education on FADs.

Salary: $70,000-$75,000 annually

  • Graduation from an accredited college of veterinary medicine
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas and accredited by the Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Five years of private veterinary practice to be qualified for necessary experience
  • Knowledge of professional work in various disease control and eradication programs throughout the State of Kansas
  • Must be able to withstand a rugged work atmosphere

What to Expect Next:
Once your completed application and tax clearance certificate is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted in order to determine best qualified.  The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and interview.

How To Apply:

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form and submit to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.  If you prefer to mail your application, please send to: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, Attention: Lindsay Pinnington 1320 Research Park Dr.  Manhattan, KS 66502.
STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Lindsay Pinnington at HRServices@KDA.KS.GOV.  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
• Resume
• Letter of Interest
• Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:
Name: Lindsay Pinnington
Phone: (785) 564-6712
Email: Lindsay.Pinnington@KDA.KS.GOV
Fax: (785) 564-6777

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the qualifications of the position.  Next, your application will be evaluated based on selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What to Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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