|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food and Forestry|
|Date Opened||6/26/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||7/24/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||Starting Annual Salary $56,025|
|Full or Part Time||
Food Safety Veterinarian Job Description
• Must have large animal practice experience
• 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 State and 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 and poultry to markets and retail stores;
• Consult with 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.
• Evaluate and document the job performance of subordinate meat inspection District Supervisors through the use of the PMP process.
• Clearly communicate Agency policies and regulatory requirements to inspection and plant management personnel.
• Ensure that inspection personnel properly evaluate the adequacy and the effectiveness of the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in inspected meat and poultry processing plants.
• Ensure that inspection personnel properly evaluate the adequacy and the effectiveness of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans in inspected meat and poultry processing plants.
• Have thorough knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and rules, which relate to meat and poultry inspection.
• Accurately complete quarterly reviews of inspected meat and/or poultry establishments as well as custom exempt establishments in a timely fashion.
• Must reside in the circuit you are assigned.
• Be proficient in the use of laptop computers.
• Successfully complete 24 hours of supervisory training during the first year as a supervisor and 12 hours per year thereafter.
• Successfully complete month long training to become an Enforcement, Investigation, and Analysis Officer.
Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status - Yes
Conditions of Employment
• Successful completion of a background investigation.
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree.
• DVM transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree awarded.
• Satisfactory completion of one-year probationary period.
• Training As a Condition of Employment (TCOE).
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). The AVMA web site has a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools.
Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must meet one of the following requirements and submit supporting documentation:
Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) (Completion of ECFVG program)
Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT).
Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g. Residency or graduate program).
Graduates of foreign veterinary medical programs must also submit proof of proficiency in the English language by successfully completing one of the nationally and internationally recognized examinations that incorporate assessments of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Examples of examinations that assess mastery of the English language are shown below:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum scores for the TOEFL are 560 for the paper-based version; 220 for the computer-based version; or overall score of 83 for the internet-based version (including 26 or higher in speaking, 26 or higher in listening, and 17 or higher in writing). For the computer-based and paper-based test versions, applicants must also complete the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE). Minimum required scores are 55 for the TSE and 5.5 for the TWE;
Academic tests (listening, writing, and speaking) offered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 7.0 in speaking,6.5 in listening, and 6.0 in writing; OR
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 70, with at least 60 in speaking, 60 in listening, and 50 in writing.
English language proficiency assessments may also be waived for qualified job applicants whose native language is
English (i.e. the official or common language of an individual's country of birth is English) AND they submit a diploma or other official documentation from the school as proof of graduation from a high (secondary) school where the entire curriculum and educational programs of the school are taught in the English language for the entire three or four years of full-time attendance.
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.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.
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