- Animal Health Enforcement Supervisor
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is supervisory and technical work for the Department of Agriculture involving statewide responsibility for the enforcement of animal health statutes and regulations.
The employee in this class directs and supervises the work of Animal Health Enforcement Officers throughout the state. In addition to providing enforcement services in a designated area of the state, the employee directs the investigation of complex cases and periodically accompanies and observes staff in the performance of their duties. Work also includes assisting district veterinarians and livestock inspectors with the enforcement of animal health laws and regulations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Division Director and is primarily reviewed through conferences and the submission of activity and investigation reports; however, the employee exercises considerable independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.
Plans, organizes and directs the statewide enforcement activities administered by the Division of Animal Health.
Evaluates the work of subordinates for quantity, quality, methods and adherence to policies and procedures; periodically accompanies and observes subordinates in the performance of their duties.
Provides initial orientation and training for new enforcement officers; provides in-service training relating to policies and procedures.
Coordinates animal health enforcement activities with other state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Makes recommendations for appointments, promotions, dismissals and transfers of assigned personnel.
Provides enforcement services within a designated area of the state; directs the investigation of complex cases throughout the state; reviews activity and investigation reports submitted by subordinate officers.
Obtains affidavits, statements and documents necessary to determine violations of animal health statutes and regulations; provides information and assistance to department legal counsel; testifies as required in legal proceedings or in courts of law.
Assists district veterinarians and livestock inspectors with the enforcement of animal health statutes and regulations.
Makes recommendations on legislation, budgeting and policy development relating to animal health enforcement; implements new enforcement procedures.
Provides administrative support and advice to the Division Director on problems encountered by the field staff.
Maintains state vehicle and assigned enforcement equipment.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year as an Animal Health Enforcement Officer with the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Two years of experience as a law enforcement officer or in civil or criminal investigations; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminology, agriculture, public or business administration or a closely related area. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for deficiencies in the required education.)
Ability to successfully complete the Police Officer Standard Training (POST) and the police baton (PR-24) courses within established timeframes.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Thorough knowledge of state and federal animal health statutes, rules and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of interviewing techniques including effective methods of obtaining information from reluctant parties in an investigation.
Considerable knowledge of law enforcement and investigative procedures.
Working knowledge of the principles of effective supervision and training.
Working knowledge of the practices and procedures used to control the spread of contagious diseases in animals.
Ability to interpret and apply statutes and regulations relating to animal health enforcement.
Ability to train, supervise and evaluate subordinate employees in work methods and investigative procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, livestock producers and businesses, law enforcement agencies, other state and federal officials and the general public.
Ability to work varying schedules and to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
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