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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: Continuous

Location: Salt Lake City

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.

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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.

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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.

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State Trapper

Closing: 2/12/2023

Job Description:

The employee in this job protects livestock from predatory animals through direct control using bestmanagement practices within the scope of pertinent laws, rules, and regulations. Responds to requests fromlivestock producers and wildlife managers for the control of predatory animal deportations; verify losses to herdsand flocks and implements the most efficient and timely approved method of control including recommendingnon-lethal methods, trapping, snaring, use of toxicants, and other approved methods.  The employee will need to live in the geographic aera or district in which this position is located. The employeewill be a trapper on the ground year-round. The employee will be required to camp 3-4 nights a week duringcertain times of the year in remote areas by themselves. Employee may serve as a gunner during the flyingseason and will participate as ground crew for aerial operations when needed from November-May.

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