Abolished 10/07



Pay Grade: 19



This is field inspection work enforcing the laws and regulations for the movement, sale, and sanitary and health conditions of livestock, and the eradication of quarantinable diseases.

Work involves inspecting public livestock markets, livestock feedlots, and animal disposal plants to determine compliance with laws and regulations for the control and eradication of contagious and infectious diseases including brucellosis, tuberculosis, and pseudorabies epidemiology and assisting state veterinarian in epidemiologic field investigations.

Standard Classification Factors

Supervision Received - LEVEL C: "Under direction…" Employees at this level usually receive a general outline of the work to be performed and are generally free to develop their own sequences and methods within the scope of established policies. New, unusual, or complex work situations are almost always referred to a superior for advice. Work is periodically checked for progress and conformance to established policies and requirements.

Difficulty - LEVEL B: Average… Where the employee is confronted with a variety of duties susceptible to different methods of solution which, in turn, places a correspondingly higher demand upon resourcefulness and concentration. Positions which require the analysis and evaluation of raw data and the rendering of conclusions would, in many instances, fall into this category.

Complexity - LEVEL C: Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of duties. Analytical thought becomes more important at this level due to increased data and changing situations. Tasks usually have several steps, some of which may not be directly related. Alternatives may exist for processes or methods to be used in solving problems. Workers at this level exercise a moderate amount of independent judgment. Work is controlled by routine review and reporting to or consultation with supervisors. When guidelines exist at this level, they tend to be more complicated or technical in nature requiring careful interpretation.

Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL C: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are limited in scope and effect as the work is reviewed occasionally. Errors may cause moderate inefficiency. Costs due to errors may be significant.

Contacts - LEVEL C: The purpose of the contact is to influence, motivate, conduct interviews, make formal presentations or counsel to achieve common understanding or solutions to problems when the information is sensitive in nature or the individuals or groups are skeptical or uncooperative. Communication techniques and well developed communication skills become an important requirement at this level.

Physical Demands - LEVEL C: The work requires moderate physical exertion.

Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.

Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL A: No supervisory or leadership responsibility; may explain work instructions or assist in training others.

Distinguishing Features

Differs from the Animal Facility Inspector which has responsibility for inspecting and regulating of animal housing or breeding facilities.


Determines that proper records of livestock receipts and dispositions at public livestock markets are kept and reported to the Animal Health Department and that regulatory and veterinary fees are remitted.

Inspects sanitation of livestock pens, feedlots, vaccination houses, quarantine pens, and water conditions at public livestock markets and reviews regulations with operators.

Investigates shipments of livestock originating outside of Kansas to see that required health charts and information are supplied.

Locates infected or exposed animals, contacts herd owners, advises them of livestock quarantine, and explains the steps necessary to end the quarantine.

Inspects for licensing and sanitation of buildings, grounds, vehicles, and other equipment used in livestock disposal plants and substations.

Assists veterinarians and public livestock market operators in interpreting livestock laws and regulations; determines that laws and regulations related to the movement, sale, sanitation and health conditions of livestock are being followed.

Responds to complaints from the public and works with county attorney and law enforcement personnel to assist in resolving complaints.

Examines and assists in examining livestock for disease.

Assists related agency personnel in disease eradication and control programs.



Knowledge of Kansas laws and regulations pertaining to livestock, and disease eradication programs.

*Knowledge of livestock industry, livestock values, proper handling of livestock, accepted livestock husbandry procedures, practices and techniques.

*Knowledge of sanitary methods in confining and disposing of livestock and in operating garbage cooking plants.

Knowledge of etiology and epidemiology of livestock diseases.

Knowledge of business practices and record keeping.


*Ability to examine livestock business records and write reports including investigative reports of violations of state or federal laws and regulations.

*Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with employees and the public.

*Ability to read and interpret reports or records.

*Necessary at Entry


High school or equivalent and limited independent work experience in animal/veterinary technical support.

NC:  06/93
REV: 12/95
REV: 10/98
REV: 02/00