The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting the public's health by ensuring the safety of the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products. USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Plan, organize, coordinate and adapt the full range of meat and poultry inspection operations in slaughter and/or processing establishments;
Ensure establishments meet requirements of the Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations;
Oversee consumer protection, non-food safety concerns such as proper labeling and packaging;
Serve as team leader who works with and supervises other public health professionals to ensure establishments under our jurisdiction comply with sanitation standards and properly implement systems that control hazards from entering the food supply;
Enforcing Federal meat and poultry inspection procedures prior to slaughter and throughout the entire process, including humane handling;
Conduct ante-mortem inspection, post-mortem inspection, processing, dispositions, transportation and distribution of meat, poultry, and egg products to markets and retail stores;
Consult with union officials, plant management and discusses with subordinates new or revised regulations, policies and procedures;
Maintain meaningful labor-management relationships with subordinates by representing and expressing managements viewpoints to daily communications;
Promote EEO and Safety principles/programs, trains subordinates, assign and review work, evaluate and rate performance, counsel employees on performance, resolve complaints and grievances, recommend disciplinary action as necessary.
100 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is for a 40 hour work week. Any work over that is paid as overtime.
Benefits package = Value of ~ 20-25% on top of salary.
Accrue vacation time and sick leave separately.
Holiday pay. If work on a holiday, get paid double.
About USDA - Food Safety Inspection Services
The Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) is the nation's largest employer of veterinarians with more than 1,100 professionals employed. The Public Health Veterinarian (Veterinary Medical Officer, or VMO) is a key member of the Agency's food safety team with primary responsibility for making the critical examinations and dispositions of food animals that are presented for further processing before the meat and poultry products are made available to the public.
The FSIS Public Health Veterinarian has the opportunity to utilize all of the skills acquired during your veterinary education to ensure the nation's food supply is safe and wholesome.