The Animal Industry Division (AID) of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is committed to protect, regulate, and promote animal health. In doing so Public Health, Animal Health and Well-Being, and Animal Industries are safeguarded through collaborative efforts and implementation of effective programs. The purpose of the position is to: provide education regarding proper animal health and the control and prevention of diseases to owners and personnel of facilities that are licensed or registered with MDARD; inspect premises to insure compliance with established state laws and regulations regarding animal health; educate owners and personnel of licensed or registered facilities regarding the use of proper biosecurity as it relates to animal health; educate owners and personnel of licensed or registered facilities regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves against zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from unhealthy animals to humans; issue and release quarantines under the direction of a veterinarian; participate in the Large-Scale Dog Breeder program; collect samples from both live and dead animals under the direction of a veterinarian or when assisting the veterinarian when testing for contagious diseases; and to assist with drug testing at exhibitions when AID is involved.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of associate’s degree in veterinary technology.
Veterinary Technician 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Veterinary Technician 9
One year of experience performing veterinary technician tasks in support of a veterinarian equivalent to a Veterinary Technician 8.
Veterinary Technician E10
Two years of experience performing veterinary technician tasks in support of a veterinarian equivalent to a Veterinary Technician, including one year equivalent to a Veterinary Technician 9.
Additional Requirements and Information
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Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application. For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Completion of a veterinary technician program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Possession of a Veterinary Technician license issued by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
View the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/VeterinarianTechnician_13005_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)