The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) has a current full-time opening for a division director of animal and plant health in Augusta, Maine. This senior management position leads the Animal and Plant Health Division within the Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. The position oversees several dynamic and impactful statewide programs benefitting agricultural establishments and the general public. The Plant Health program that ensures plants sold to the public are pest free, certifies the health of honey bee colonies and seed potatoes, and surveying for exotic pests. The Pesticide Control Board oversees pesticide use. The Animal Health Program protects public and animal health in the state by preventing the introduction and spread of disease.  The Agricultural Compliance Program responds to and resolves complaints regarding agricultural activities.  The Animal Welfare Program ensures the humane treatment of animals in Maine. The position directly supervises the dedicated and creative staff running these important efforts, helps shape and execute Bureau policies, is public-facing before the media and legislature, and consistently engages with state, regional, and federal stakeholders on issues impacting Maine’s agriculture and citizens. The position can involve a hybrid work schedule (office/remote).

Contact Information

Sarah Grace Fowler
Director, Communications
(202) 296-9680