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Agriculture Field Inspector I

Meat and Poultry Inspector

Recruitment #180904-L16A-10

Introduction

Location: Oklahoma City

POSITION PROFILE FOR AGRICULTURE FIELD INSPECTOR

AGRICULTURE FIELD INSPECTOR LEVEL I - L16A (MEAT INSPECTOR)

• Quickly identify abnormalities in food animals prior to and after slaughter.

• Evaluate the adequacy and the effectiveness of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in inspected meat processing plants.

• Evaluate the adequacy and the effectiveness of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans and systems including the concepts of statistical process control in inspected meat processing plants.

• Aseptically sample meat products for the presence of pathogens.

• Recognize and identify actual and potential food safety hazards in the meat-processing environment.

• Be proficient in the use of laptop computers.

• Successfully complete the 20-day Basic Livestock Slaughter Inspection Training course and the 8-day Regulatory HACCP Inspection training course.

• Have a working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, which relate to meat and poultry inspection.

• Demonstrate the ability to perform assigned duties without constant supervision.

• Work in areas where dangerous equipment is operating and use knives during the performance of their duties.

• Work in areas where the ambient temperature can be extremely hot or cold.

• Successfully complete the 12-day Processing Inspection Training course.

• Be willing and able to pass a federal background check for credentialing.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, conducting, coordinating and supervising technical and professional work operations related to an assigned agricultural program or in an assigned area or district to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and to provide protection for consumers and others within the industry.  Responsibilities include performing inspections, grading, reporting, samplings, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and specialized functions such as market reporting.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of job assignments, the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others or the management of assigned functions.

Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities involving beginning level work in a training status to build their skills in conducting investigations, performing basic professional analysis and interpreting state and federal laws, rules and regulations concerning agricultural products and services.  In this role they will be involved in the evaluation of inspection and survey data, preparing technical records and reports, and assisting in making recommendations concerning remedial action to correct environmental or water problems.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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