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UDAF offers a wide array of career and growth opportunities both in the field as well as in an office setting.  UDAF employees are proud public servants supporting the state’s essential and diverse agriculture and food industries.
The State of Utah offers many benefits such as competitive pay, time off, insurance, retirement and work-life balance.
Discover UDAF’s current job openings below:

State Veterinarian

Closing: 10/16/2022

Job Description:

The State Veterinarian is responsible for directing the promotion of animal health; the diagnosis, surveillance, and prevention of animal disease.. The incumbent coordinates, implements, and organizes the veterinary medical aspects of the inspection of meat and poultry; and livestock brand registration and inspection programs; supervises veterinarian pathologists and livestock market veterinarians; identifies and initiates action to control communicable diseases to man; issues medical livestock quarantines; and makes final judgment of meat product and movement of meats for consumption in Utah and for TA Plants within Utah. Member of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Team. Incumbent placed in this job is required to be placed in a position schedule of AR; incumbent determines policy and how to carry out policy.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3732820/state-veterinarian


Airplane Pilot

Closing: 9/30/2022

Location:  Fillmore, Utah

Job Description:

This position is that of an Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Airplane Pilot.  The primary purpose of this position is concerned with the pilot duties and responsibilities in support of UDAF/WS operations to protect livestock and wildlife resources from predatory animal damage. Assignments involve flying aircraft over unfavorable terrain.  A very high degree of skill is required because of flight procedures, maneuvering and environmental factors.  The incumbent must be able to navigate visually to mission area in remote areas by use of terrain features rather than standard or typical navigations equipment.  The incumbent must have the ability to maintain visual contact with target animals while avoiding ground structures or terrain features.  The incumbent is required to fly very precise patterns, close to the surface and at slow air speeds.  Assignments or mission requirements may be further complicated by performance of a number of tasks requiring precise timing and execution.  Other situations typical of this position, such as firearm usage, may result from constant diversions or division of attention from flying the aircraft and require immediate response on the part of the pilot to take immediate corrective action to avert an incident.  Typical missions are flown during daylight hours under visual conditions with extreme variances of temperature, wind conditions, high density altitudes, and over unfavorable terrain, e.g., mountains, forest, or deserts with responsibility for operating from confined or isolated areas.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3732391/airplane-pilot


Business Analyst – TL (time limited)

Closing: Continuous

Job Description:

The person selected will be responsible for assisting in the development of an automated system to manage the business of the Department.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, collecting and documenting system data requirements, communicating requirements to developers, assisting in problem resolution, acceptance testing and training new users.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3745312/business-analyst


Compliance Specialist III, II, I

Closing: 10/9/2022

Location: One in Salt Lake and One in Provo

Job Description:

Employee will function as unlicensed field representatives in implementing selected plant industry programs and regulations within assigned geographic areas. Monitor pesticides. Promote responsible agricultural production and commerce. Federal or State licensure is typically required for each major program, and incumbents at this level of the series actively work towards obtaining the necessary licenses to implement those selected programs as assigned. This level is distinguished from level II of the series in that work assignments do not include those functions requiring licensure (except for training purposes under the close supervision of a licensed employee).

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3732534/compliance-specialist-iii-ii-i


Field Veterinarian/Meat Inspector

Closing: Continuous

Job Description:

The Animal Industry Division of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is looking for a field veterinarian to work with the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program to assure wholesome products for consumers at state-inspected slaughterhouses as well as work with the Animal Health Program to prevent and control animal diseases.   This position will be approximately 80% meat inspection duties and 20% animal health duties.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3372486/field-veterinarian-meat-inspector


Financial Analyst III

Closing: 10/4/2022

Job Description:

As the Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of accounting and financial management support activities and processes.   You will apply financial policies and procedures in the completion of assigned functions, which could include processing transactions for payment, reviewing transactions for appropriateness and accuracy, and reconciling financial records.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3734576/financial-analyst-iii


Internal Audit Intern

Closing: 9/28/2022

Job Description:

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (Department) is offering an exceptional opportunity to work within its Office of Internal Audit (OIA). The OIA is managed by the Internal Audit Manager who holds a designation as a CIA and is able to mentor, teach, and train in an impactful way. Working for the Department is also an opportunity to make a meaningful difference. More information about the OIA is located at ag.utah.gov/office-of-internal-audit. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in gaining analytical skills, understanding government auditing processes, and/or getting involved in the agriculture industry. The position is a time-limited position with no benefits and is eligible for remote work.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3372486/field-veterinarian-meat-inspector


Lab Technician II

Closing: 9/28/2022

Location: UVDL Spanish Fork

Job Description:

The Spanish Fork branch of the UVDL is a small laboratory and each employee contributes to all sections of the laboratory. We are looking for an energetic individual who works well with others, is adaptable, and willing to perform some tasks that require some lifting and are sometimes less than pleasant. Some days we are busy and standing for extended periods of time may be required. The ideal candidate will actively seek opportunities to help others, be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to multitask.  This individual will need the ability to prioritize tasks and organize the workday so that all work gets done.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3723132/lab-technician-ii


Office Specialist II

Closing: 10/5/2022

Job Description:

The Office Specialist for the Division of Agriculture and Food, Animal Division is hiring  to further the mission and goals of the Division.  The job is located in Salt Lake City and is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Sort and distribute in-bound mail, deliver outbound mail to mailroom. Provide administrative and staff support. Prepare agendas and take minutes for Board, staff, and other meetings as needed. Schedule/coordinate appointments, meetings, facilities, meals, equipment, etc. Review correspondence, initiate replies as appropriate, route matters requiring staff actions, and follow up to completion. Track office supply inventory and order supplies as needed. Assist with payroll, getting timecards approved.

Learn more here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3743832/office-specialist-ii


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