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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Veterinarian Supervisor - Southwest Iowa in State of Iowa, Iowa

Veterinarian Supervisor - Southwest Iowa

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Veterinarian Supervisor - Southwest Iowa


$70,054.40 - $107,848.00 Annually


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009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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8/28/2022 11:59 PM Central

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Kathyrn Polking, DVM Bureau Chief (515)281-5597

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Job Description

The approximately 345 employees of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship ( (IDALS) Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship ( (IDALS) are responsible for a wide range of programs that affect the quality of life of every Iowan. Both Iowans living on the farm and those in our towns and cities are impacted almost daily by the work of the Department.

The Meat & Poultry Inspection Bureau ( is recruiting for a full-time Veterinarian Supervisor for the Southwest Iowa region. The successful candidate will conduct inspection verification activities in official establishments based on the establishment's requested or scheduled official slaughter and/or processing for the day and/or week. (Required: Current Iowa Veterinarian License and valid driver’s license.)

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This position supervises the inspectors, including evaluation of job performance and accomplishment of assigned responsibilities for Northeast Iowa. Responds to questions and requests for assistance from inspectors on slaughter and processing inspection, sampling, labeling, and other inspection-related issues as they arise. Manages inspector assignments and scheduling to ensure coverage of all facilities and a uniform workload.


Holds training and informational meetings with inspectors on a quarterly basis and as needed in order to:

  • Review current Federal Directives and Notices issued.

  • Review establishment’s implementation of Food Safety System requirements

  • Review any changes in State policy regarding inspection from the Des Moines office.

  • Review PHIS data.

  • Discuss in-plant problems relating to inspection.

Aids the inspector in securing compliance from plant management regarding all facets of inspection, including necessary facility updates and compliance with HACCP, Sanitation, Slaughter, Processing, and Labeling regulations. Mediates conflicts between plant management and inspection staff, and responds to appeals of Noncompliance Records.

Plans visits to assigned plants, with or without inspectors.

  • Visits official plants at least once every six weeks and reviews records, existing conditions, steps taken to correct existing deficiencies, and any other areas of concern.

  • Conducts a system audit of each official plant on an annual basis.

  • Performs Risk-Based Inspections (RBIs) of all assigned custom plants annually, or following two Critical-finding RBIs by the inspector

  • When assigned by the Bureau Chief, conducts Statewide Verification Reviews in assigned custom plants as set forth in the State Performance Plan.

  • Surveys and reviews plants for ownership changes and license changes; on request of interested parties reviews proposed facilities and floorplans for suitability as a meat or poultry establishment.

Makes reports to the State Office regarding existing conditions in each assigned plant, and what steps have been taken to correct existing deficiencies. The Bureau Chief is informed as to the performance and activity of each inspector. Provides accurate weekly and monthly reports such as the state vehicle report, expense voucher, T-28, itinerary, time sheet, leave slip and such other reports as are requested by the Bureau Chief.

Maintains plant and inspector records and files in home office. These file records are current, accurate, and orderly.

Has the responsibility to make final disposition of diseased carcasses and adulterated product, including sampling for microbiological and residue testing as indicated.

Maintains the highest standards of personal conduct and integrity and strictly adheres to the Regulations and Departmental work rules. Exhibits a professional personal appearance and maintains assigned state property in an acceptable condition.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Bureau Chief, including but not limited to assisting in foreign animal disease response.

Applicants may attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Application materials can be uploaded in the Attachments Section during the application process.

As an employee of IDALS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Low out of pocket, high quality family medical insurance as low as $180.00 per month, single as low as $54.00 per month

  • Dental insurance is free for single and $44.00 per month for family coverage

  • $20,000 basic life insurance at no cost, voluntary supplemental life for an additional cost, and long term disability insurance at no cost

  • Exceptional retirement package includes IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System) which is a fixed income or defined benefit pension plan

  • In addition to IPERS a deferred compensation plan (similar to a 401K) with a state match of up to $75.00 per month

  • Paid leave includes – 9 holidays, sick, vacation, military leave, and jury duty leave

To learn more about benefits available as a State of Iowa Employee click here benefits ( to visit the web page.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and one year of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

All applicants for this classification must be able to obtain a valid driver's license, and be willing to travel extensively.

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Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.


State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.


The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website ( .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure ( .


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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree? IF YES - How many months do you have of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree

  • Less than 12 months of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian

  • 12 months or more of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian

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009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship


Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319



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