Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Board of Animal Health (BOAH):

BOAH operates under the direction of an 11-member board of animal industry professionals to:
•    Protect Hoosiers’ investment in animal agriculture, wildlife, horses and companion animals.
•    Protect public health by preventing and controlling the spread of animal diseases, such as rabies, which pose a threat to people.
•    Maintain a vital link in a safe food supply through the state meat and poultry and dairy inspection programs.
•    Help people and their animals who are victims of large-scale disasters such as floods and tornadoes.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $80,600.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview:

The Poultry Veterinarian makes decisions regarding the diagnosis of disease and pests in animals and determines the methods for resolving the situation. The Poultry Veterinarian has final authority for animal inspections and test interpretations, for quarantining or otherwise restricting animals, and for rejecting the slaughter and sale of diseased animals and carcasses. The Poultry Veterinarian independently plans and carries out assignments under the general supervision of the senior veterinarian. The Poultry Veterinarian occasionally refers a problem to a senior veterinarian who is a specialist in a particular disease.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Ensure that private veterinarians are properly testing, inspecting, and vaccinating animals at sale barns, slaughter houses, fairs and farms.
  • Perform a variety of inspections and tests on animals for such diseases as hog cholera Tuberculosis, Brucellosis and Scabies to ensure that the livestock meets state and federal animal health standards.
  • Order the rejection of sale of diseased animals or animal products.
  • Assist other veterinarians in diagnosing and treating problem cases.
  • Issue quarantines for animals and ensure compliance with state livestock quarantine requirements.
  • Inject and collect blood samples from livestock and prepare specimens for shipment and laboratory testing.
  • Make epidemiological studies to trace diseased animals found at market and slaughter plants back to the farm of origin.
  • Provide information on livestock diseases and their control to the livestock association and other interested organizations to promote cooperation with the state program.
  • Inspect laboratories and markets for conformity with Indiana Board of Animal Health laws and regulations.
  • Maintain a variety of records and reports on all phases of veterinarian activities.
  • Complete necessary paperwork for health certificates, permits and documents.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You’ll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Must be licensed and registered to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Indiana, also accredited by the US Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine and the ability to identify animal diseases and symptoms.
  • Extensive knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws and regulations and the principles and practices governing the control and eradication of communicable and infectious diseases in livestock.
  • Extensive knowledge of livestock industry practices in the state.
  • Specialized knowledge of animal pathology and ability to perform autopsies on animals in the diagnosis of livestock diseases.
  • Ability to secure compliance with laws and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise technical reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, farmers and livestock operators, federal government representatives and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and firmly with a variety of different people encountered on the job.
  • Ability to make epidemiological investigations in disease outbreaks.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at jobs@spd.IN.gov.


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.