Vacancies for the Post of Veterinary Officer

Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Applications are invited from qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security.

Candidates, unless already in the Service, should not have reached their 40thbirthday by the closing date for the submission of applications.

Candidates should be:-
(a) fully registered as Veterinary Surgeon in accordance with legislation in forcein Mauritius; and
(b) computer literate.
1. Candidates should produce written evidence of knowledge claimed.
2. Candidates should submit a copy of their registration certificate as Veterinary Surgeon together with their Application Form.
3. The onus for the submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed rests on the candidates. Applications will not be considered
in case of non-submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed by the closing date.

1. To be responsible to the head of the Division of Veterinary Services for the performance of the following duties –
(i) treatment of sick animals;
(ii) veterinary applied research and diagnostic
(v) inspection of quarantine stations;
(vi) meat inspection at abattoirs and other meat processing plants;
(vii) inspection of imported animals and animal products as well as issue of Veterinary Certificates;
(viii) inspection and certification for export of animals and animal products;
(ix) certification and inspection of food items of animal origin meant for human and animal consumption;
(x) active participation in Government projects and programmes dealing with animal welfare including sterilisation of dogs and cats;
(xi) supervision of the work of technical and other subordinate staff;
(xii) enforcement of appropriate legislations in force;
(xiii) inspection, sampling analysis and certification of fresh and frozen fish as well as any other seafood products;
(xiv) inspection, monitoring and auditing of fish processing plants, fishing/ freezer/factory vessels and cold stores; and
(xv) inspection of fish farms.
2. To use ICT in the performance of his duties.
3. To perform such other duties directly related to the main duties listed above or related to the delivery of the output and results expected from the Veterinary Officer in the roles ascribed to him.

Veterinary Officers are required to work outside normal working hours, at night, on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
The permanent and pensionable post carries salary in scale Rs 34,350 x 925 – 37,125 x 1,225 – 40,800 x 1,525 – 49,950 x 1,625 – 56,450 a month.

The Veterinary Officer is entitled to the following benefits:-
(a) 100% duty remission for the purchase of a car with petrol engine capacity of up to 1500 cc, once every seven years or a monthly car allowance of Rs 3,865 in lieu of duty remission;
(b) loan facilities for the first purchase of a car equivalent to 21 months’ salary with interest rate at 4% per annum, refundable in 84 monthly instalments;
(c) a monthly travelling allowance of Rs 11,500 both for attending duty and for official travelling;
(d) passage benefits at the rate of 5% of annual salary drawn; and
(e) refund of the full amount of annual subscription fee payable to the Veterinary Council of Mauritius.
1. On having reached the top of their salary scale, Veterinary Officers will be allowed to move in the salary scale of the grade of Senior Veterinary Officer.
2. Veterinary Officers are required to be on call after working hours in relation with the 24-hour service provided to the breeding community, against payment of
(a) an allowance as follows:- Weekdays 15 30 hours to 09 00 hours the next day—- Rs 425

Saturdays Noon to 18 00 hours 18 00 hours to 09 00 hours the following day——–Rs 200 Rs 330
Sundays & Public Holidays 09 00 hours to 17 00 hours———————————-Rs 275
17 00 hours to 09 00 hours the following day———————————————-Rs 375
(b) an allowance of Rs 200 per hour when attending work while on call,
subject to the following maxima:
Weekdays————————————————————————————– Rs 1,030
Saturdays—————————————————————————————Rs 1,240
Sundays & Public Holidays——————————————————————-Rs 1,650

1. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their application electronically at the following address:
2. Candidates may also apply electronically at the Enquiry Counter of the Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on weekdays and not later than 3.00 p.m. on the closing date.
3. Candidates are requested to follow the procedures that can be accessed through the “How to Apply” option on the above address.
4. Candidates already in the service should submit a printed copy of their electronic Application Form, duly signed, through their respective
Supervising/Responsible Officer.
5. Acknowledgement of applications will be made by e-mail. Candidates are advised to submit their e-mail address.
6. For technical support, the Government Online Centre (GOC) may be contacted on the e-mail address: or on phone number 454 9955.
7. For any other query, the help desk of the Public Service Commission may be contacted on e-mail address, or phone number 670 9705 or fax number 670 3417.
8. Candidates are also advised to read carefully the “NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE APPLICATION (in response to Public
Advertisement)” before filling in the Application Form. Care should be taken to fill in the on-line Application Form correctly. Incomplete, inadequate or inaccurate filling of the Application Form may entail elimination of the candidate.
9. The Commission reiterates its request to candidates to submit their application electronically. However, qualified candidates not applying online may submit their application on PSC Form 7 which may be obtained either from the Enquiry Counter of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Ground Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis or from the Enquiry Counter of the Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side or from the Chief Commissioner’s Office, Port Mathurin, Rodrigues or from the offices of the Mauritius High Commissions/Embassies overseas.

Applications should reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission not later than 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 28 June 2018.
Public Service Commission,
7, Louis Pasteur Street,
Forest Side

Date: 08 June 2018