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Job Title

PROGRAM PLANNER 1

Auto req ID

13596BR

Location

Polk County

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$37,481

Salary Maximum

$55,536

Job Description

Position open ONLY for permanent employees of Iowa Department of Agriculture.

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant State veterinarian will learn the day to day activities needed to administer the Iowa Horse Breeding Program and the Iowa Dog Breeding Program.
Iowa Horse Breeding Program- In conjunction with the Assistant State veterinarian will develop, administer,communicate, and execute daily functions related to the Iowa Horse Breeding Program.    1.  Continued development of program.   a. Will assist in developing plans to improve and streamline existing programs.  Would include but not limited to, computerizing filing system and developing any efficiencies to improve horse breeding program.  b. Will assist with continual monitoring of efficiencies of the program.     2.  Administration of program.  a. Oversight of information in and out of the Department of Agriculture relating to the horse breeding program.  b. Will assist with oversight of integrity of information.  c. Confirmation that data is entered timely and correctly.   d. Will assist with administering breeders’ awards, including verification of accuracy and integrity.   e. Will assist with maintaining program compliance with Iowa Code and rules.   3.  communication of program.   a. Distribute information relating to the program to appropriate stakeholders.   b. Communicate and provide appropriate information to owners and breeders in the program.    c. Communicate with field inspectors.  Communication includes, but not limited to, new owners/breeders, new horses in program, new locations, pertinent information they need, and any functional changes in the program.   d. Will provide assistance, communicate, and provide pertinent information back and forth with Prairie Meadows.   e. Will attend meetings, participate on conference calls, or any other forms of communicated information related to the  program (either for development, maintenance, and /or execution) at the request of the Assistant State Vet.   4. Execution of daily functions.   a. Answer phone for horse breeding program.  b. Will assist in coordinating daily functions related to the horse breeding program.   c. Answer questions from owners/breeders and general public that come up.  Follow through on any questions/issues regarding horse breeding program.   d. Give daily updates to supervisor on any issues of importance.
Will assist the Assistant State Vet in daily activities to administer, communicate, and execute functions related to the Iowa Dog Breeding Program.   1. Will assist with continued development of program.   a. Will assist in developing plans to improve and streamline existing programs.  Would include but not limited to,  computerizing filing system and developing any efficiencies to improve dog breeding program.   b. Will assist with continual monitoring of efficiencies of the program.     2. Administration of program.   a. Oversight of information in and out of the Department of Agriculture relating to the dog breeding program.  b. Will assist with oversight of integrity of information.    c. Confirmation that all data is entered timely and correctly.   d. Will assist with administering breeders' awards, including verification of accuracy and integrity.   e. Will assist with maintaining program compliance with Iowa Code and rules.    f. Will assist with monitoring that all establishments/facilities that are participating in the dog breeding program are licensed, inspected, and following all requirements as set out by Iowa Code and rules.   3. Communication of program.  a. Distribute information relating to the program to appropriate stakeholders.   b.  Communicate and provide appropriate information to owners and breeders in the program.    c. Communicate with field inspectors.  Communication includes, but not limited to, new owners/breeders, new dogs in  program, new locations, pertinent information they need, and any functional changes in the program.    d. Will provide assistance, communicate, and provide pertinent information back and forth with Bluff's Run and Dubuque greyhound park.   e. Will attend meetings, participate on conference calls, or any other forms of communicated information related to the program (either for development, maintenance, and /or execution) at the request of the Assistant State Veterinarian.     4. Daily functions.  a. Answer phone for dog breeding program.   b. Will assist in coordinating daily functions related to the dog breeding program.  c. Answer questions from owners/breeders and general public that come up.  Follow through on any questions/issues regarding dog breeding program.    d. Give daily updates to supervisor on any issues of importance.

Cross train on other jobs within the Animal Industry Bureau as assigned by supervisor, as well as any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualifications

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gloria Stinson, HR Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA  50319; or fax 515-281-8503; or email gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

22-Apr-2014

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

 

Job Title ENTOMOLOGIST
Auto req ID 13540BR
Location Dallas County
Department 009-Agriculture
Salary Minimum $43,576
Salary Maximum $65,707
Job Description The territory for this position is southwest Iowa including Dallas County.

EXPORT SERVICES PROGRAM -- Conduct inspections of plants and plant products, determine certifiable status, and issue certificates as applicable on those plants and plant products that meet requirements so that shippers and related individuals may comply with plant regulations when exporting plants and plant products from or through Iowa.   a) Conduct all inspections in accordance with established procedure.  b) Insure that issued certificates are of the correct type and properly completed.

NURSERY STOCK DEALER PROGRAM -- Conduct inspections of nursery stock dealer operations so that plant pests and diseases can be detected and identified.  a) Inspect assigned nursery stock dealer operations at least once during the normal growing season, unless other work preempts such inspections.  If a nursery stock dealer operation cannot be inspected during the normal growing season, complaints concerning the operations will be responded to and handled as quickly as the situation dictates, but within seven working days at the longest interval.   b) Document in reports any nursery stock dealer operation violations requiring administrative action and communicate to the State Entomologist as soon as all the details are known.  c) Insure that all inspection reports are legible, complete and submitted in a timely manner.  d) Identify insects and related plant pests or diseases so that results can be used in recommending preventive or control actions or in certification actions. Specimens requiring study before final identification or referral for identification will be processed at the earliest opportunity.  e) Recommend preventive or control actions for pest situations so that affected operations can take corrective action in accordance with established guidelines.  f)  Insure that nursery stock dealers adhere to the standards of care policies and  regulations of the Entomology and Plant Science Bureau.

EXOTIC PEST SURVEY PROGRAMS  -- Conduct assigned plant pest, insect distribution or plant disease surveys so that information can be properly gathered and recorded and can contribute to making decisions concerning control or certification actions.  Carry out all assigned work on eradication projects.   a) Coordinate outreach and plan of action concerning exotic plant pests with multiple agencies.  b) Conduct surveys according to prescribed procedures.   c) Provide technical support and supervision to seasonal employees working on pest surveys.  d) Prepare reports, records and survey forms accurately, legibly and completely.   e) Forward all required reports and related data to the appropriate office in a timely manner.   f)  Accomplish all assigned eradication work according to prescribed procedures.

MAINTAIN TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY – Maintain technical proficiency in area of expertise so that identification capabilities remain accurate, inspection procedures remain effective and efficient, and recommendations regarding control and prevention actions remain accurate.  a) Review current subject literature, pertinent references, and published research documents as they become available.   Implement, with concurrence of supervisor, applicable new techniques and procedures.  b)  Maintain contact with other professionals and peers in field of expertise through meetings and/or correspondence.

MAINTAIN ASSIGNED AND GENERAL LABORATORY EQUIPMENT -- Maintain assigned laboratory equipment so that the usefulness of the equipment is extended to the maximum practical time.  a) Keep the equipment in a use ready condition when not actually in use.   b) Follow maintenance requirements on equipment with routine maintenance schedules.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree including 20 semester hours in entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, biology, biotechnology, botany, forestry or agronomy and one year of full-time  professional experience in any of the major areas.  All applicants for this classification must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.  For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualifications

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services- HRE, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson, HR Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA  50319; or fax to 515-281-5693; or email gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

27-Apr-2014

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

 

Mailing Address: IDALS,  Wallace State Office Building,   502 E. 9th Street,  Des Moines, IA 50319:     PH: 515-281-5321
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