Food Inspector (Imports) Job in Multiple Locations – Department of Agriculture

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Agriculture. The opening is for a Food Inspector (Imports) in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Food Inspector (Imports) – Multiple Locations
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 161012
Start Date: 11/06/2019
End Date: 11/20/2019

Qualification Summary
The duties of a Food Inspector are performed in a hazardous working environment. To experience what it’s like to work in a slaughter plant as a Food Inspector, please click here. For additional information about training, please click here. The below requirements are not an all-inclusive list. Applicants must: Be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the job functions, without hazard to themselves and others. Have full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting and working with arms above shoulder level Be able to stand and walk on slippery and uneven floors and catwalks, and climbing stairs and ladders. Be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30 pounds, with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Have manual dexterity of the upper body, including arms, hands, and fingers with a normal sense of touch in both hands. Must have good near and distance vision, be free of chronic eye disease and have correctable vision of at least 20/30 in one eye. Have the ability to distinguish shades of color. Any significant degree of color blindness (25 percent or more error rate on approved color plate test) may be disqualifying. Individuals with some hearing loss and/or requiring hearing amplification will be assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.Specialized experience includes: working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry, and egg products; working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in order to verify plant HACCP and SSOP responsibilities; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions. Specialized experience: For the GS-7 level:Applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience (equivalent to the GS-5 level) that is REGULATORY food inspection work (State, Federal, or Military) which involved either ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of red meat, poultry, fish, or seafood; or, inspection of processed products involving red meat, poultry, fish, seafood, or egg products. GS-5 Agricultural Commodity Meat Grader experience would qualify. For the GS-8 level:Applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience that is REGULATORY food inspection work (State, Federal, or Military) which involved either ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of red meat, poultry, fish, or seafood; or, inspection of processed products involving red meat, poultry, fish, seafood, or egg products. In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-7 level) demonstrating intermediate knowledge and experience (working with little to moderate supervision), verifying SSOP and HACCP principles and practices; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions; applying, interpreting, and explaining standards; assessing food products for wholesomeness or safety; and applying communication skills to work effectively with supervisors and personnel in the food industry. Typically qualifying experience may include Egg Products Inspection, Imports and/or Exports inspection, or experience as a consumer safety inspector. For the GS-9 level:Applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience that is REGULATORY food inspection work (State, Federal, or Military) which involved either ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of red meat, poultry, fish, or seafood; or, inspection of processed products involving red meat, poultry, fish, seafood, or egg products. In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-8 level) demonstrating advanced knowledge and experience (managing, supervising, or independently overseeing) verifying SSOP and HACCP principles and practices; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions; applying, interpreting, and explaining standards; assessing food products for wholesomeness or safety; and applying communication skills to work effectively with supervisors and personnel in the food industry. Typically qualifying experience may include Egg Products Inspection, Imports and/or Exports inspection, or experience as a consumer safety inspector. For more information on the qualifications for this position, Click Here Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Please view OPM’s Qualifications Standards for more information, Food Inspection Series, GS-1863.

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