We at the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) take our responsibilities to you very seriously and are committed to protecting and promoting Georgia's agriculture through superior service and leadership. The mission of the GDA is to protect consumers, promote agriculture, both locally and globally, and assist our customers using education, technology, and a professional workforce. The vision of the GDA is to continue to be a globally recognized leader in agricultural excellence through a commitment to safety, quality, growth, and innovation.
THIS POSITION IS ASSIGNED TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES (APPLICANT MUST RESIDE IN ONE OF THE COUNTIES LISTED OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE):
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Field inspectors handle many issues involving Poultry & Livestock daily. Whether at a public sale, market, or show, enforcement of health regulations and laws about state requirements, keep Georgians and animals healthy.
Livestock & Poultry enforces and regulates the statutes of the public sale of livestock and poultry, livestock and poultry mortality disposal, livestock disease control, and livestock auction markets and sales. Inspectors working in this area inspect poultry pits and issue site approvals.
Further, inspectors certify Animal Feeding Operators, Nutrient Management Planners, and license and inspect deer farms. They review nutrient management plans and enforce health requirements for livestock shows, fairs, etc. among other duties.
This position performs duties such as
- Inspecting and testing livestock at auction markets, shows, and farms.
- Pulling samples for laboratory testing.
- Inspecting poultry growers for proper disposal of dead poultry and assisting livestock owners in developing disease eradication programs.
*Other duties as assigned. *
This position requires shift work and off days will not necessarily be Saturday and Sunday.
Vocational or technical degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, pest control, entomology or a closely related field from an accredited college; or completion of a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience in the area of assignment; or two years of college which included 12 semester/20 quarter hours in chemistry or life sciences.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills: Preference will be given to applicants, who, in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, biological sciences, or a directly related field OR Ownership or management experience in an agricultural or horticultural business.
- Knowledge of animal industry and livestock
- Experience working with livestock.
- Working knowledge of Windows computer operating systems and applications.
NOTE: The Georgia Department of Agriculture conducts background checks on all final candidates. The hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background, and criminal records investigations, and motor vehicle reports.
HOW TO APPLY: Resumes may be submitted by adding to your profile in Team Georgia Careers.
- Via Team Georgia Careers http://team.georgia.gov/careers/
The GDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided. Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the interview process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive a notification.
If you need accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 656-3615.
** The position will be closed once a suitable candidate is identified *
Vocational/Technical degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, pest control, entomology or a closely related field from an accredited college OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in the area of assignment OR Two years of college, which included 12 semester hours or 20 quarter hours in chemistry or life sciences.