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Job Title MEAT INSPECTOR
Job Code 05126 MEAT INSPECTOR
Auto req ID 16794BR
Location Buchanan County
Location Zip Code 50644
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Department 009-Agriculture
Salary Minimum $35,193
Salary Maximum $51,792
Job Description The territory for this position is Buchanan and surrounding counties.

Conducts inspection verification activities based on the establishment's requested or scheduled official slaughter and/or processing for the day and/or week. Schedules PHIS tasks on the task calendar representative of the establishment's official slaughter and/or processing.  Conducts in plant inspection verification activities including records reviews and/or review and observation of the scheduled PHIS tasks.  Any additional tasks are added to the PHIS task calendar as needed.
 
Perform in plant inspection verification to gather data needed to complete the following PHIS inspection:  A) inspection notes as needed; B) non-compliances; C)  NR documentation;  D) select regulations reviewed and verified-complete the task;   E) meeting agendas;  F)  MOI documentation;  G) employee will adhere to antidiscrimination policies and complete annual training provided by state office staff.
 
Meet with establishment personnel per PHIS training/instruction and the Iowa Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau (IMPIB) direction:  A) communications with the establishment to determine official slaughter/ processing schedule for the next day/week/month as necessary;  B)  communications necessary to schedule sampling;  C)  will take appropriate enforcement action in all instances where non-compliance(s) are observed during inspection verification;  D) weekly information meetings per PHIS training and IMPIB direction.
 
Conducts home office documentation of inspection verification findings not completed during in plant inspection. Complete daily, weekly and monthly reports based on PHIS and IMPIB instruction and/or advisement.  Maintains an inspector file in the official plants.    Performs sampling as directed by the bureau and FSIS.
 
Maintains plant file and necessary records of the oversight of the plants activities:  Examination of the plant file reveals the following information when applicable and shall include but not be limited to the following:  A) pest control program and map; B) label approvals; C) condemnation reports; D) plant sampling reports; E) plants sampling log; F)  HACCP notebook , meeting agendas, MOI's, NRs and related and/or directed material
 
Conducts slaughter inspection. Ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.  A PHIS pre-operational SSOP task; B)  PHIS operational SSOP task; C) PHIS humane handling and good commercial tasks;  D) PHIS slaughter HACCP task;
E) PHIS livestock zero tolerance task;  G)  ADR information gathered and entered into PHIS; G)  Contacts veterinarian supervisor for suspect animals and/or abnormal conditions as required; H) Inspector will detect abnormal conditions. Proper disposition is made of inspected and passed products and inedible and condemned materials.   I) ensure that sanitary dressing procedures as established by Regulations and Policies will be carried out.
 
Travel to work assignments and maintenance of assigned State of Iowa property. Follow State of Iowa Rules, Regulations and Department policy at all times.  A) State car will be kept locked, secure and maintained in good repair.
B)  Inspect ion whites, helmet, hairnets and other personal outer wear will be kept clean and in acceptable condition.
 
Conducts custom reviews on a quarterly basis and as determined by RBI inspection findings, supervisory instruction or as directed by the bureau chief.   Classroom and on the job training provided by FSIS, the bureau and veterinarian supervisor.  Attendance training is a mandatory requirement of IMPIB meat inspector position
 
 
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 Department of Administrative Services, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

IDALS Personnel Bureau
Gloria Stinson, HR Associate
Wallace Building
Des Moines, IA  50319

or fax to 515-281-8503; or email gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov
Post Close Date 21-Feb-2016
IMPORTANT: Online applications must be completed PRIOR to 11:00 pm Central Time on the closing date.
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.

 

 

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