Agriculture Field Inspector V

Poultry and Egg Grader Superivisor

Recruitment #200626-L16E-I02


Location: Oklahoma City

(Open to Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Employees only)



Additional Information:
Agricultural Field Inspector Level V -L16E (Grading Supervisor)

• Successfully completed the USDA training and licensing of USDA poultry and egg grading school.
• Performs random acceptable quality level (AQL) checks on samples of shell eggs identified as USDA graded.
• Evaluate the adequacy and the effectiveness of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's) in USDA shell egg processing plants.
• Have a working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, which relate to shell egg grading.
• Inspects and grades shell eggs at retail, wholesale and packers to insure compliance with Oklahoma Egg Law quality and labeling requirements.
• Demonstrate the ability to perform assigned duties without constant supervision.
• Be proficient in use of laptop computers.
• Perform required travel for USDA relief work as assigned.
• 5 years experience in grading


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, conducting, coordinating and supervising technical and professional work operations related to an assigned agricultural program or in an assigned area or district to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and to provide protection for consumers and others within the industry.  Responsibilities include performing inspections, grading, reporting, samplings, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and specialized functions such as market reporting.


This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of job assignments, the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others or the management of assigned functions.

Level V:
At this level employees are assigned management level responsibilities involving the direction and supervision of the work activities of assigned areas of responsibilities, programs, or a unit on a regular and consistent basis.  Some positions may be assigned primary responsibility for the direction and supervision of assigned staff in completing assigned functions and activities, including reviewing and assigning work, providing training, evaluating performance, approving leave, and initiating disciplinary actions.  Other positions may perform state-wide program development, monitoring, reporting, and other administrative duties to insure compliance with applicable laws pertaining to the area of responsibility, which may include products or services such as seed, feed, fertilizers, eggs, weights and measures, entomology, agricultural warehouses, fruits and vegetables, meat, animal health, water quality, or other appropriate programs involving agricultural services and production.


Level V:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position plus four (4) years of qualifying inspection experience or administrative or managerial experience in an agricultural related field.


Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma Drivers license and be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

Some positions may require that applicants be eligible for registration as a Sanitation-in-Training, possess a valid Oklahoma commercial chauffeurs license, be willing and able to climb ladders; catwalks, or other high objects, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to work unusual hours when necessary.

Some positions may require a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license as prescribed in the USDA contract.

Some positions may require certification from an optometrist of having passed a color vision test before entering on duty.

Level I Meat Inspectors are required to pass 20 days basic slaughter and meat processing training and 8 days regulatory HACCP inspection training.

Federal/State Graders are required to attend Federal grader training, pass the training test and obtain a USDA grader license as prescribed by the USDA contract within three months after the enter-on duty date.

Level II Meat Inspectors must pass a 12-day processing inspection training course and have one week of FAIM computer training.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.