Animal Industry Division, Atlanta Office, Georgia Department of Agriculture
July 12, 2019
July 26, 2019
WHO MAY APPLY:
All Qualified Applicants
Commensurate with Education & Experience
We at the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) take our responsibilities to you very seriously and are committed to protecting and promoting Georgia's agriculture through superior service and leadership. The mission of the GDA is to protect consumers, promote agriculture, both locally and globally, and assist our customers using education, technology and a professional workforce. The vision of the GDA is to continue to be a globally recognized leader in agricultural excellence through a commitment to safety, quality, growth and innovation.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:This position is assigned to the Georgia Department of Agriculture Atlanta Office Headquarters and will also have field responsibilities.
Animal Disease Traceability is a program focused on animal identification and movement, allowing for a rapid response in the event of an animal disease. The program provides an efficient tracing system to reduce response time during a disease event, thus reducing the economic impact on producers.
The ADT Coordinator will oversee the animal disease traceability and identification program for Georgia. The Coordinator will be the project manager responsible for designing, implementing, and enforcing an animal identification program. The ADT Coordinator will be responsible for tracking animal movement documents and conducting animal identification traces.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Creates a data management system and Standard Operating Procedures
Creates and implements a compliance system and Standard Operating Procedures
Reviews and verifies the accuracy of documents received in the office
Oversees and/or contributes to data entry into appropriate databases
Develops a data quality assurance program
Oversees and/or contributes to compiling information from databases for annual and quarterly reports
Provides education, outreach, and program implementation in the field for stakeholders
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR High school diploma or GED AND Two years of related experience. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Preference will be given to applicants, who, inaddition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, possess knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience related to area of assignment.
Knowledge of animal industry and livestock;
Knowledge of state and federal laws and rules related to livestock and poultry;
Knowledge of state and federal laws related to Animal Disease Traceability;
Strong organizational skills;
Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in a timely and accurate fashion, with peers, management, private industry, etc.;
Ability to prioritize and schedule job duty requirements;
Ability to work independently and organize a team;
Excellent reading, writing and analytical skills;
Demonstrated skill in coordinating and solving problems;
Previous experience working with various databases;
Working knowledge of Windows computer operating system and applications.
NOTE: The Georgia Department of Agriculture conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background and criminal records investigations and motor vehicle reports.
HOW TO APPLY:We accept State applications by any transmission listed below. Resumes may be submitted in addition to the State Application.
Mail a completed State of Georgia application to Georgia Department of Agriculture, Personnel Office, Room 300, Agriculture Building, 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30334; or
Fax a completed State of Georgia application to (404) 463-8196; or
Please reference the job title and position number when submitting paper applications. Applications received without a job title or position number will be considered unsolicited and will not be reviewed. For a copy of the State Application, please visit http://team.georgia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/State_Application-Standard-3.3.15.pdf or contact the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Human Resource Administration at (404) 656-2705.
The GDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided. Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
If you need an accommodation, please contact the Personnel Office at (404) 656-3615.
About Georgia Department of Agriculture
The Georgia Department of Agriculture administers a variety of programs which all have a primary goal - to maintain the state's viable farm industry and protect the consuming public.