Iowa Department of Administrative Services Meat Inspector in Dubuque, Iowa

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Meat Inspector

Salary

$37,190.40 - $54,704.00 Annually

Location

Dubuque - 52001 - Dubuque County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Job Number

18-02403

Closing

7/19/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Dr Kristyn White, Acting Bureau Chief (515)281-5597 Kristyn.White@IowaAgriculture.gov

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Agriculture is recruiting for a full-time Meat Inspector for the Dubuque County region. The successful candidate will conduct inspection verification activities in official establishments based on the establishment's requested or scheduled official slaughter and/or processing for the day and/or week.

1.) Schedule PHIS tasks on the task calendar representative of the establishment's official slaughter and/or processing.

2.) Conduct in-plant inspection verification activities, including records reviews and/or review and observation of the scheduled PHIS tasks.

3.) Any additional tasks are added to the PHIS task calendar as needed based on in plant inspection verification activities.

4.) Perform in-plant inspection verification to gather data needed to complete the following PHIS inspection:

a. Inspection notes as needed

b. Non-compliance

c. NR documentation

d. Select regulations reviewed and verified - Complete the task

e. Meeting agendas

f. MOI documentation

g. Employee will adhere to anti discrimination policies and complete annual training provided by state office staff.

5.) Meet with establishment personnel per PHIS training/instruction and the Iowa Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau (IMPIB) direction and/or advisement.

a. Communications with the establishment to determine official slaughter/ processing schedule for the next day/week/month as necessary to schedule PHIS tasks.

b. Communications necessary to schedule sampling.

c. In all instances where non-compliance(s) are observed during inspection verification, the inspector will take appropriate enforcement action per 9 CFR 500.1. The supervisor will be notified for assistance in instances where the plant refuses or fails to comply.

d. Weekly information meetings per PHIS training and IMPIB direction.

6.) 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. File will contain: inspector copies of all approved labeling, hard copies of meeting agendas, MOI's, NRs and other inspection results as required by FSIS, PHIS, the supervisor or the bureau chief.

7.) Performs sampling as directed by the bureau and FSIS.

8.) Maintains plant file and necessary records of the oversight of the plants activities.

a. Examination of the plant file reveals the following information when applicable and shall include but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Pest control program and map

  2. Label approvals

  3. Condemnation reports

  4. Plant sampling reports

  5. T-200 (plants sampling log)

  6. HACCP notebook, meeting agendas, MOI's, NRs and related and/or directed material

9.) Conducts slaughter inspection.

a. Ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.

1. PHIS pre-operational SSOP task
  1. PHIS operational SSOP task

  2. PHIS humane handling and good commercial tasks

  3. PHIS slaughter HACCP task

  4. PHIS livestock zero tolerance task

  5. ADR information gathered and entered into PHIS

  6. Contacts veterinarian supervisor for suspect animals and/or abnormal conditions as required by regulations and policy.

  7. Inspector will detect abnormal conditions. Proper disposition is made of inspected and passed products and inedible and condemned materials.

  8. The inspector will 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.

a. Follow State of Iowa Rules, Regulations and Department policy at all times.

  1. State car will be kept locked, secure, and maintained in good repair.

  2. Inspection whites, helmet, hair nets, and other personal outer wear will be kept clean and in acceptable condition.

Conduct reviews of custom exempt establishments (risk-based inspection = RBI) on a quarterly basis and as determined by RBI inspection findings, supervisory instructions, or as directed by the bureau chief.

Classroom and on the job training provided by FSIS, the Bureau, and Veterinarian Supervisor.

a. Attendance of assigned training is a mandatory requirement of the 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;

OR

the equivalent combination of education and experience substituting two years of experience in livestock or poultry slaughter, processing, or marketing for one year of the required education;

OR

one year of experience in meat and poultry inspection in an establishment covered by the Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Act or a similarly legislated state meat and poultry inspection program, may be substituted for one year of the required education.

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HONEST- Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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05126MQ - Have you graduated from high school or have possession of a G.E.D.,? IF YES - Do you have 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?

  • Yes

  • No

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05126MQ - How many years do you have of a combination of high school education AND/OR full-time work experience in livestock or poultry slaughter, processing, or marketing? Two years of the identified experience equals one year of the identified education.

  • I don't have any of the identified experience or education

  • Less than five years of the combined education and/or experience

  • Five years or more of the combined education and/or experience

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05126MQ - How many years do you have of a combination of high school education AND/OR experience in meat and poultry inspection in an establishment covered by the Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Act or a similarly legislated state meat and poultry inspection program? One year of experience may be substituted for one year of the required education.

  • I don't have any of the identified education and/or experience

  • Less than five years of the combined work experience and/or education

  • Five years or more of the combined work experience and/or education

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Address

Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/

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