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Date:  Sep 27, 2021
Req ID:  9130

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  99,991

Position Number: 22094801 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 99,991

Livestock & Poultry 


Hiring Authority

1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/823-1730

Email: patrick.fisk@agriculture.arkansas.gov


As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: B004N

Grade: MP05


Salary Range: $99,991.00 - $145,987.00


The State Veterinarian is responsible for representing the agency in national and international animal health cooperative programs and planning programs to prevent, control, and eradicate diseases affecting domestic animals and poultry. This position is governed by United States Department of Agriculture regulations, state laws, and agency policy.


Collaborates with leaders from other state and federal agencies on animal health issues. Recommends animal health legislation and regulations to executive director and assists with animal health programs. Acts as a liaison between the agency and licensed veterinarians and responds to veterinarians and citizens about animal health issues. Monitors the trends of diseases of livestock and poultry and oversees diagnostic and control measures. Acts as liaison with the livestock and poultry industries with educational seminars.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and procedures that affect animal health programs. Knowledge of the pertinent livestock and poultry industries (dairy, beef, swine, poultry, sheep, goats). Knowledge of practice of veterinary medicine, including dogs and cats. Ability to advise and provide leadership to executive director regarding animal health issues. Ability to interpret and explain the impact of federal, state, and local laws and regulations on administration of an animal health program Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state and federal officials and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a Doctorate degree of Veterinary Medicine; plus seven years of experience in the diagnosis and management of animal diseases in a university, governmental, industrial, or private practice involving livestock and poultry. Must possess Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, currently be licensed by the Veterinary Medical Examining Board, and a federally Accredited Veterinarian. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock