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Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  15192

Agency :  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 01/31/2023
Salary:   $4,982 - $7,369/anticipated monthly starting salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Ogle; Boone; Bureau; Carroll; DeKalb; Henderson; Henry; Jo Daviess; Kane; Knox; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Mercer; Rock Island; Stark; Stephenson; Warren; Whiteside; Winnebago  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


This position serves in a regional capacity. Persons serving in this role are required to assume residency in Ogle (Primary), Kane, Lee, Winnebago, McHenry, Henry, Stark, Knox, Warren, Boone, Jo Daviess, Carroll, DeKalb, Rock Island, Whiteside, Mercer, Bureau, Henderson, Stephenson, or Lake and will be required to work from their home location as a base of daily operational headquarters to service their designated worksites.



Posting Identification Number  15192

Position Overview

The Department of Agriculture is seeking to hire a Veterinarian I in the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare.  The Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare is essential to ensure the health and welfare of both livestock and companion animals throughout the state of Illinois.  The successful candidate will be a critical component in ensuring the health and welfare of animals through the state as well as ensuring the state’s animal disease traceability and foreign disease response capabilities are met


Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels within an assigned region to conduct disease investigations and perform sample collection for foreign animal, emerging, and program disease.
  2. Assist in the maintenance of disease program and identification databases to advance animal disease traceability throughout Illinois.
  3. Travels within an assigned region to perform inspections on auction markets, rendering plants and trucks, livestock dealers, and other animal health licensees.
  4. Travels within an assigned region to conduct initial pullorum typhoid testing on flocks enrolling in the National Poultry Improvement Plan.  Conducts avian influenza testing on NPIP member flocks for certification and for surveillance purposes.
  5. Travels to conduct limited livestock humane care investigations.
  6. Travels within an assigned region to assist animal and animal product investigators on inspections or investigations when further veterinary evaluation is necessary.
  7. Contact owners and veterinarians regarding reportable diseases as assigned.
  8. Work with partner agencies and stakeholders to facilitate emergency preparedness including but not limited to facilitating with maintenance of the premises database, assisting on the development of response plans and facilitating communications with local emergency managers and the state emergency operations center.
  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Employment Conditions

  1. Requires a valid driver's license and the ability to travel in performance of duties.
  2. Requires ability to travel overnight and long distances.
  3. Requires ability to work in adverse conditions including inclement weather and livestock settings.
  4. Requires ability to pass pre-employment physical, including drug and alcohol screening. 
  5. Requires the ability to successfully pass a background check.
  6. Requires certification as a category II federal accredited Veterinarian.
  7. Requires license to practice veterinary medicine in Illinois
  8. Requires residency Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Carroll, Ogle, Dekalb, Kane, Whiteside, Lee, Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Knox, Stark, Henderson or Warren counties.

Work Hours:  8:00 - 4:30/Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources


Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources; Legal and Compliance  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (AGR) administers an annual budget of more than $100 million and employs more than 300 people statewide, with several hundred more temporary employees hired during the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.  Separate bureaus administer programs and services directed at conserving the state's land and water resources; protecting the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals; overseeing state and county fairs; regulating seed, feed and fertilizer products; ensuring the financial stability of grain dealers and warehouses; promoting Illinois food and agricultural products; and operating the state's horse racing program.  


AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  


AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually


If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today!



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