Dir Animal Industry

Grade 68

New York State has approximately 1 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Agriculture & Markets, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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  1. Veterinarian 1

    Grade 24

  2. Veterinarian 2

    Grade 27

  3. Veterinarian 3

    Grade 29

  4. Assnt Dir Animal Industry

    Grade 64

  5. Dir Animal Industry

    Grade 68

Summary of Job Description

Manages all programs of the Division of Animal Industry; plans, coordinates, and directs field and office activities and may supervise special disease control programs; advises and assists the Commissioner by developing and recommending new and revised legislation, policies, and programs and representing the Commissioner; directs the preparation of annual reports and budgets; oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of health, sanitary, and care standards for livestock, licensing, and inspection programs for regulated businesses, individuals, and events; and establishes standards for staff training.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

There are two ways this position can be filled.

For all qualified employees of the Department of Agriculture and Markets:  you must have one year of permanent service as a Veterinarian 2 or two years of permanent service as a Veterinarian 1.

For all other qualified individuals:  You must have Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from a college/university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or equivalent; AND A license to practice veterinary medicine in New York State; AND Seven years of general veterinary medicine experience dealing with diseases of livestock, including horses, cattle, swine, sheep and poultry; at least four years of which must have included experience in a management position administering a major program of detection, prevention, control and eradication of a variety of animal diseases.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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