Pay Grade: 19
DEFINITION OF WORK
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
" 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
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
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.
Differs from the Animal Facility Inspector which
has responsibility for inspecting and regulating of animal housing or breeding facilities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
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
Inspects for licensing and sanitation of
buildings, grounds, vehicles, and other equipment used in livestock disposal plants and
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
Assists related agency personnel in disease
eradication and control programs.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
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
*Knowledge of sanitary methods in confining and
disposing of livestock and in operating garbage cooking plants.
Knowledge of etiology and epidemiology of
Knowledge of business practices and record
*Ability to examine livestock business records and
write reports including investigative reports of violations of state or federal laws and
*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.