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Premises Compliance Specialist

  • 512062
  • Full-time


The Veterinary Board protects the health, safety and welfare of the general public, as well as the welfare of animals, by enforcing the licensing standards prescribed by statute for the licensing and regulation of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary premises and animal crematories.


Premises Compliance Specialist

Job Location:

1740 West Adams Street Suite 4600

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $38,000 - $45,000 

Grade: 18

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

1. Schedules and conducts on-site inspections of veterinary practices and animal crematories to ensure compliance with AZ laws (requires statewide travel and occasional weekend assignments).

2.Coordinates the premises/animal crematory licensing operations of the agency. Maintains license database and files; reviews license applications and completes related correspondence; issues licenses and processes license renewals and closures.

3.Serves as a community relations liaison to promote positive relationships between the agency, the public, and the veterinary community. 

4. Responds to public inquiries about premises licensing requirements and assists with public record requests. 

5. Assists with the preparation for and facilitation of monthly Board and Investigative Committee meetings.

6. Prepares complex reports summarizing potential issues identified at inspections.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

1. Highly developed written, oral, and interpersonal skills (strong observation & listening skills and ability to professionally and diplomatically interact with veterinary staff and the public).

2. Comprehensive knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules pertaining to the agency. 

3. Ability to accurately research complex information, analyze findings, and incorporate into written reports. 

4. Must be detail-oriented and have unquestioned capability to maintain confidentiality.

5. Basic understanding of medical and/or veterinary medical terminology.

6. Must have ability to compose professional business correspondence.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor's or AA degree and/or hold an active Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) certificate or have other related experience in inspections, investigations, and/or veterinary medicine

• 3 to 5 years customer relations, community relations, or related experience interacting with the public

• Partial Telework on days that inspections are not occurring may be available depending on agency needs

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid Arizona driver's license. Employees who drive on State business are subject to driver's license record checks and must maintain acceptable driving records and may be required to complete driver training

• Travel will require heavy use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursed to employee per GAO requirements; lengthy trips would utilize a State or rental vehicle. Travel for inspections may occasionally conclude after 5:00 p.m

• A writing sample may be required as part of the interview/selection process


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at shawn.mcconnell@azdoa.gov for assistance


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.