Employment Opportunities at LPH

Job Title: Livestock Inspector-Traceability (Columbia, SC)

Job ID: 102880

Location: Livestock Poultry Health, 500 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


As Traceability Inspector, perform disease program activities and monitor livestock concentration points for compliance with intrastate and interstate movement regulations, disease control standards, animal identification, premises identification and other related activities.  Examine and collect disease surveillance samples and other duties as assigned.  Headquartered in Columbia, SC.


25% - Essential - Disease Monitoring, Prevention & Response:  Monitor the requirements and interstate movement of poultry and livestock at public auction markets, miscellaneous sales, and exhibitions; and assist field veterinarians in handling animals, collecting samples and performing tests.  Attend meetings and trainings deemed necessary for performance of activities and assist in preparing for meetings and trainings performed by our department.  Perform or assist with cleaning and disinfecting, animal depopulation/disposal procedures as part of disease control. Assist in emergency response activities of CULPH under ESF-17 as required.

35% - Essential - Livestock Traceability: Serve as Lead inspector for Animal Disease Traceability Program (ADT).  Present options for electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI)  available to practicing SC veterinarians. Promote, assist and troubleshoot the use of eCVIs to veterinarians and their staff instead of them continuing to use of paper CVIs.  Perform database entry of official tag data from all sources and assure they are reconciled and maintained accurately.

15% - Essential - Reporting:  Prepare and maintain paper and electronic database records, official correspondence and reports for disease and traceability programs, which may include investigations and activities to support decisions and actions taken by the Department Director to implement corrective and educational actions initiated by compliance and inspector duties.

15% - Essential - Management:  Conduct surveys, issue quarantines, and monitor quarantines in connection with disease outbreaks and regulatory programs.  Explain existing laws and regulations.  Supervise and assist with animal and premise identification, including the Animal Disease Traceability Plan (ADT).

10% - Essential - Investigations & Enforcement:  Search for violators, quarantine and carry out other procedures in connection with SC livestock laws and regulations. Serve as primary investigator when violations of the poultry and livestock laws, rules and regulations are suspected.  Work with other inspectors, Livestock Law Enforcement Officers and magistrates to enforce laws.


A high school diploma or equivalent and experience in agricultural programs.           


A Bachelor's Degree and experience with livestock & poultry and CVIs & official ID records.

Licenses:  Drivers License Class D normal < 26,000



Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations


Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.


No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 04 ($ 26,988.00 - $ 49,932.00)


May 31, 2018



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.