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Assistant Animal Health Officer III

Kakamega County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

B. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, COOPERATIVES AND FISHERIES

Position: Assistant Animal Health Officer III Job Group CPSB 11 (6 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 25,470 x 1,110 – 26,580 x 1,120 – 27,700 x 1,150 – 28,850 x 1,170 – 30,020 x 1,250 – 31,270 x 1,300 – 32,570 x 1380 – 33,950 p.m.
Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

Duties and Responsibilities
This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail:-
i. Participate in animal health field demonstrations and agricultural shows;
ii. Participate in sample collection and dispatch;
iii. Inspecting livestock stock routes and collecting data and writing technical reports;
iv. Demonstrating and training milking techniques and external parasite control techniques;
v. Carry out vaccinations, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming;
vi. Carry out simple treatment of animals; and
vii. Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade a candidate must;

i. Be a Kenyan citizen;
ii. Have a Diploma in any of the following disciplines;- Animal health, Animal health and production, Environmental health, Clinical pathology and laboratory diagnosis, poultry science, Veterinary Public Health and meat technology or Animal husbandry from a recognized institution;
iii. Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board; and
iv. Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

Please Note:
i. Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
ii. County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
iii. Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
iv. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
vi. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and other credentials during interviews.
vii. Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirement of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

How to Apply
All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website and fill the application form and submit online.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to cpsb@kakamega.go.ke are allowed.
All applications should reach this office on or before 13th August, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board does not charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address cpsb@kakamega.go.ke and phone number 0713852573 ONLY.

SECRETARY/CEO, CPSB

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