A licensed veterinarian with at least 5 years of practical experience in the general practice of his or her profession. (Licensed veterinarian selected must receive a Georgia License of Veterinary medicine as soon as possible, after employment, if he or she doesn’t already have one.)
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Comprehensive veterinary knowledge;
Diverse, multi-disciplinary veterinary experience with multiple species (e.g. cattle, swine, goats, sheep, companion animals, equine, aquatic species, etc.);
Experience in public speaking;
Knowledge of Georgia animal industries;
Experience in a One Health systematic approach;
Background in Agriculture;
Knowledge and/or experience in Meat Inspection veterinary duties
Standing for long periods of time; must be able to lift 50lb boxes; intermittent periods of walking, squatting, kneeling, or driving; exposure to the outdoor elements for extended periods of time; traveling and overnight stays.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: REG02DB
About Georgia Department of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Agriculture was established in 1874. We are the oldest state department of agriculture in the U.S. We are not a branch of USDA.
The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce.
The department has 659 employees under the leadership of Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black. Units within the department are: Administration, Animal Industry, Food Safety, Fuel & Measures, Laboratories, Plant Industry, and Marketing.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates, monitors, or assists with the following areas: grocery stores, convenience stores, food warehouses, bottling plants, food processing plants, pet dealers and breeders, animal health, gasoline quality and pump calibration, antifreeze, weights and measures, marketing of Georgia agricultural products domestically and internationally, pesticides, structural pest control, meat processing plants, seed quality, Vidalia onions, state farmers markets, plan...t diseases, nurseries and garden centers, fertilizer and lime, potting soil; feed, boll weevil eradication, apiaries, Humane Care for Equines Act, bottled water, and other responsibilities. The department publishes a bi-weekly newspaper: The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin, which is available online as well as in printed form.
All Georgians are served by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.