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Job Title

MEAT INSPECTOR

Job Code

05126 MEAT INSPECTOR

Auto req ID

17629BR

Location

Cass County

Location Zip Code

50022

Location City

Atlantic

Full/Part Time

Part-time

Department

009-Agriculture

Job Description

The territory for this position is Cass and surrounding counties.  This position is non-benefit eligible and works approximately 19 hours per week.

1. Conducts reviews of plants and takes appropriate action as required:  a) Conducts HACCP daily procedure  worksheet;   b) Write a noncompliance record (NR) when a deviation is observed, c) Initiates regulatory action in all instances of adulteration or misbranding of product;  d) Weekly meetings with management to discuss NR's;   e) Notifies supervisor when the plant fails to comply;   f) Carries out the evaluation task for sanitation SOP's;  g) Performs preoperational verification;  h) Performs operational verification;   i) Takes appropriate action  in the event of a HACCP system failure;   j) Educates and informs plant personnel;   k) Involved in ongoing SSOP and HACCP training of plant personnel and him/herself;  l) Continuously monitors the establishment's SSOP & HACCP plan.
 
2. HACCP requires performance of inspections of processed food products so that only wholesome and properly labeled products enter human food channels:   a) Perform daily HACCP procedure assignment schedule;  b) Assure that any product or raw material found to be out of compliance will be retained and/or properly disposed.
 
3. Performs ante mortem and postmortem inspections following techniques established by Regulation and Policy:   a) When abnormal conditions are detected proper disposition is made of inspected and passed product and inedible and condemned materials;  b) Contacts supervisor for disposition of abnormal carcasses as required;  c) Ensures that plant management carry out sanitary dressing procedures as established by Regulations and Policies.
 
4. Maintains the plant file and necessary records of the oversight of the plant's activities:  a) Examination of the plant file reveals the following information when applicable and shall include but not be limited to the following:  i)     Potable water certificate;  ii)  Sewage and waste water certificates;  iii)  Pest control program and map;  iv)  Label approvals;  v) Condemnation reports; vi)  Formulations and related records;  vii)  Plant sampling reports; viii) HACCP notebook and related material; b) Other records will be maintained as required by the supervisor or Des Moines office;  c) The file will be kept in a neat and orderly condition;  d) The file box will be kept locked at all times other than when the supervisor or inspector is in the plant.
 
5. Collects and submits laboratory samples to ensure that products meet their standard of identity and are within limits of microbiological testing:   a) Sample collections are followed and representative samples are submitted for analysis at the same time Salmonella samples are taken;  b) Cooked ready-to-eat microbiological samples will be collected as requested by the Des Moines office;  c) When samples indicate that product is out of compliance, the inspector will convey the results to plant management, retain any remaining product, and make appropriate disposition;   d) Collects raw Salmonella samples according to the Iowa Salmonella Testing Plan.
 
6. Submits accurate reports in a timely fashion:   a) Reports identified as weekly will be mailed on Friday;   b) Reports identified as monthly will be mailed no later than Friday following the end of the month;   c) Other reports will be submitted at the discretion of the Des Moines office.
 
7. Conducts and maintains himself/herself and State Property in an appropriate manner as defined in the Department's Work Rules:  a) There will be no substantiated or valid complaints from management, the public, or the supervisor;  b) State property and personal appearance reveals an acceptable condition;   c) Performs such other duties as may be required by the Department, Bureau Chief, or Supervisor.
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D., and thirty semester hours of college or university course work which included at least six semester hours in any of the following major areas: veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, animal science, agricultural business, livestock management, zoology, biology or a closely related major.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualification Requirements

In addition to applying through the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson, HR Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA  50319; or fax 515-281-8503; or email Gloria.Stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

01-Aug-2016

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

Point of contact for Applicant questions:

Gloria Stinson


 

Job Title

VETERINARIAN SUPERVISOR

Job Code

05139 VETERINARIAN SUPERVISOR

Auto req ID

17620BR

Location

Monroe County

Location Zip Code

50049

Location City

Chariton

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$61,796

Salary Maximum

$95,139

Job Description

THE TERRITORY FOR THIS POSITION IS MONROE AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES (SOUTHEAST IOWA).

Supervises the inspectors, including their performance and accomplishing their assigned responsibilities. 

  1. Processing inspection.
  2. Slaughter inspection.
  3. PBIS Assignment schedules.
  4. All in-plant sampling.
  5. Difficult labeling procedures.
  6. In-plant confrontation between inspectors and management.

 Holds training and informational meetings with inspectors on a regular basis as needed.

  1. Review Current Federal Directives and Notices issued.
  2. Food Safety Systems implementation.
  3. Review any changes in State policy regarding inspection from the Des Moines office.
  4. Review PBIS data.
  5. Discuss in-plant problems relating to inspection.

 Plans visits to assigned plants, with or without inspectors. 

  1. Official plants are visited at least once every six weeks.
  2. Custom plants are visited when Risk-Based Inspection Form 5930.1 and 5930.2 indicate a need for supervisory backup in the plant.

 
Aids the inspector in securing compliance from plant management regarding all facets of inspection. 

  1. Facility updating.
  2. Confrontations in regard to Sanitation, Slaughter, Processing, and Labeling.

 
Surveys and reviews plants for ownership changes, license changes, and reviews as set forth in the State Performance Plan. 

  1. Conducts a system audit of each official plant on an annual basis. .
  2. When assigned by the Bureau Chief, conducts Statewide Verification Reviews in assigned Custom Plants as set forth in the State Performance Plan.

 
Makes reports to the State Office regarding existing conditions in each assigned plant, and what steps have been taken to correct existing deficiencies.  The Bureau Chief is informed as to the performance and activity of each inspector.  Provides accurate weekly and monthly reports such as the state vehicle report, expense voucher, T-28, itinerary, time sheet, leave slip and such other reports as are requested by the Bureau Chief.
 
Maintains plant and inspector records and files in home office.  These file records are current, accurate, and orderly.
 
Has the responsibility to make final disposition of diseased carcasses and adulterated product.
 
It is essential to maintain high standards of personal conduct and strictly adhere to the Regulations and Departmental work rules. 

  1. State property is maintained in an acceptable condition.
  2. Personal appearance is at all times professional.

 
Has responsibility to see that the workload in area is uniformly assigned among inspectors.
 
And such other duties as assigned by the Bureau Chief.
 
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and one year of full-time experience as a practicing, licensed veterinarian.  All applicants for this classification must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license, and be willing to travel extensively.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualification Requirements

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services - HRE, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson, Human Resources Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA  50319; or fax 515-281-8503; or email Gloria.Stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

21-Aug-2016

To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

Point of contact for Applicant questions:

Gloria Stinson  515-281-5693

 

 


 

Mailing Address: IDALS,  Wallace State Office Building,   502 E. 9th Street,  Des Moines, IA 50319:     PH: 515-281-5321
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