You must submit a copy of your USDA accreditation at the time of application (See “How to apply”).

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2009-161

ISSUED   DECEMBER 30, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

VETERINARY MEDICAL FIELD OFFICER

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Veterinary Medical Field Officer

53220

MA9

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional veterinary work implementing animal and poultry disease control programs in an assigned area of the state in the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Department of Agriculture.  You will supervise animal and poultry disease control and eradication activities; collect diagnostic specimens in conjunction with disease eradication activities and epidemiological studies; contact animal and poultry owners and organizations to explain disease control programs and to provide veterinary medicine advice; conduct epidemiologic investigation of disease outbreaks; inspect health certificates, livestock auctions, and animal and poultry dealer records; monitor animal and poultry production and marketing activities regulated by the Department; and prepare surveys and reports of disease prevalence.  Supervision is received through review of reports and periodic reviews by supervisors.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

One year of farm animal and/or poultry practice experience as a USDA. accredited veterinarian.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a license to practice veterinary medicine as issued by a state board of veterinary medical examiners.

 

NOTE:  You must include your veterinary license number and USDA accreditation number on your application.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 7 filled positions in the regional territories listed below.  Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Regional Territories

Region 1

Erie                   Clarion

Crawford            Forest

Mercer               Jefferson

Venango            McKean

Warren              Elk

Region 2

Potter                Union

Cameron            Snyder

Clinton               Montour

Lycoming           Columbia

Northumberland  Tioga

 

Region 3

Wyoming     Lackawanna

Bradford      Luzerne

Wayne         Carbon

Sullivan       Monroe

Pike             Susquehanna

Region 4

Allegheny   Indiana

Lawrence    Washington

Butler         Greene

Armstrong   Fayette

Beaver        Westmoreland

 

Region 5

Blair               Juniata

Clearfield        Huntington

Centre            Somerset

Cambria          Bedford

Mifflin             Fulton

Region 6

Dauphin             Franklin

Perry                 Adams

Lebanon             York

Cumberland       Lancaster

Region 7

Montgomery        Chester

Schuylkill            Delaware

Lehigh                Bucks

Northampton       Berks Philadelphia

 

 

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Agriculture

Bureau of Human Resources

2301 Cameron St., Room 204

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408

Telephone:  (717) 787-1065

Internetwww.agriculture.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Experience and Training and Necessary Special Requirement.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Please submit a copy of your USDA accreditation number.  Be sure to list your license number to practice Veterinary Medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in ineligibility.

 

If you are found ineligible, you may reapply when you meet the Necessary Special Requirement and Minimum Experience and Training requirements.  A new application is required for eligibility.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

This scoring procedure is different from previous scoring procedures for this job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may get a different score on this test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your USDA certification at the time of application.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the certification.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219;

 

Telephone (Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-

 

Hearing callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internet:  www.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources Office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section

 

of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."