New York State has approximately 119 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. 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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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
Animal Health Inspector 1
As an Animal Health Inspector 1, under the direction of a State Veterinarian or Animal Health Inspector 2, you would perform inspections and tests on agriculture animals, poultry, cats, and dogs; inspect municipal shelters, livestock markets, hatcheries, and other premises where livestock are kept; and perform a variety of tests and take samples for laboratory tests. You would also review records of livestock dealers and assist veterinarians in disease control programs. In the New York State Department of Health, you would perform inspections of laboratories and educational institutions that use living animals for research or education. These are field positions and are located throughout the state. You would be assigned to a specific geographic region and would perform your duties with considerable independence within your region.
View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.
The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.
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.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the exam date, candidates must have received a license to practice as a Veterinary Technician from the New York State Education Department. This license needs to be current. You must also have an associate’s degree plus 18 or more credit hours in specialized courses relating to animal health science, veterinary technology, animal husbandry or animal science.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.28-370
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
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 or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, 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.