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Board of Animal Health - Meat and Poultry Deputy Division Director

Date Posted:  Nov 20, 2020
Requisition ID:  150101
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About the Board of Animal Health:

Animals have contributed a lot to Indiana's history, providing food, income, recreation, assistance and companionship to millions of Hoosiers everyday. State lawmakers recognized the value of those relationships in 1889, when they created the office of the State Veterinarian and the Livestock Sanitary Commission.

 

Today, that commission, now known as the Board of Animal Health (BOAH), operates under the direction of an 11-member Board of animal industry professionals who meet quarterly to set agency policy.

While the original mission to "prevent and suppress contagious and infectious diseases among the livestock," has not changed in over 100 years, the scope of BOAH's work has expanded:

to enhance Indiana's economy by protecting Hoosiers' investment in animal agriculture, wildlife, horses and companion animals.

 

  • to protect public health by preventing and controlling the spread of animal diseases, such as rabies, which pose a threat to people.
  • to maintain a vital link in a safe food supply through the state meat and poultry and dairy inspection programs.
  • to help people and their animals who are victims of large-scale disasters such as floods and tornadoes. 

 

Salary Information:

This position starts at $47,476.00 annually, but is compensatable with experience.

About the Job:

This individual is involved with a variety of executive duties within a state agency or facility involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of all agency or department policies and programs.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Represents agency, facility, or departments in a variety of situations with other departments, facilities, the general public and special interest groups;
  • Reviews total department or agency organizational structure and functions and prepares changes to promote efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Administers staff functions in support of program areas;
  • Prepares special reports on alternative methods of achieving new program responsibilities as related to the agency’s goals and missions;
  • Prepares administrative rules and procedures for executive administrator and/or board or commission;
  • Follows up on plans, programs and procedures to ensure progress and accomplishments;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
  • License in good standing to practice veterinary medicine in the State of indiana.
  • Be enrolled in good standing in the USDA accreditation USDA program.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodology of administrative management.
  • Thorough knowledge of department change and programs.
  • Specialized knowledge of state government administrative structures.
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate diverse, professional and support personnel.
  • Ability to be creative in developing alternatives to meet department’s needs.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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