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Job Listing ID:

 1345050 

Job Title: 

 Food Inspector 

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Job Location:  Carlton, OR

Date Posted:  03/22/2015

Hours Worked Per Week:  Not Provided

Shift:   Not Provided

Duration of Job:   Either Full or Part Time, more than 6 months

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Job Summary: 

### JOB SUMMARY:

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.

PERMANENT OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: This is an open continuous announcement which will be used to collect applications from applicants and will be used to fill vacancies as they become available. You should only complete the Occupational Questionnaire ONCE in a 12 month period. Your application is valid through the closing date of the announcement unless otherwise notified. We are not able to predict if or when vacancies will be filled in specific geographic areas. You will be contacted when a position matching your geographic preference becomes available and you are among the best qualified applicants being considered for a position. **You may select up to five (5) geographic location codes**. _The system allows you to select more than five locations, but you should only select your_ _five preferred geographic location codes_. Continue to monitor Full Time Permanent vacancy announcement FSIS-2014-OCR-0008 to view the updated list of geographic areas you may select.

**To ensure continued interest and availability, applicants will be notified via e-mail reminding them to re-certify their application every 120 days.**

### TRAVEL REQUIRED

* Occasional Travel
* Some travel may be required

### RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

* No

### KEY REQUIREMENTS

* US Citizenship is required.
* Pre-employment Physical is required.
* Pre-employment Screening Assessment is required.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* A 1-year probationary period is required.
* Successful Completion of a Background Investigation and fingerprints



### DUTIES:

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Entry-level Food Inspector positions filled through this job announcement generally work in slaughter plants. Our Food Inspectors:

* Examine food animals in privately-owned meat or poultry plants
* Perform their duties before and after slaughter, guaranteeing that the product is not contaminated
* Maintain sanitation procedures
* Are a valued member of a dynamic team that ensures the product is fit to eat and compliant with Federal laws

Food Inspectors and Consumer Safety Inspectors (slaughter) are involved in ante-mortem inspection of livestock or poultry and post-mortem inspection of red meat or poultry. This inspection activity is performed in a noisy industrial environment with large moving machinery that cannot be stopped instantly. Workstations and walkway can be extremely narrow and slippery. Excellent stability and balance is required. Frequent physical activities such as walking, climbing, standing, and kneeling are required, including climbing and walking on catwalks. Various environmental conditions, ranging from sub-freezing temperatures to frequent summertime temperatures at 80 to 90 degrees are common, with extreme humidity. Inspection activity requires rapid, constant repetitive motion with both hands and wrists. Red meat viscera inspection requires palpitation of organs and slicing with extremely sharp knives. Accurate color vision is essential to notice subtle shades of product color in the detection of abnormalities that make a product unfit for human consumption. To view examples of the types of work performed, please click on: Inside LookFor additional information about training please follow this link: Training Information



### QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicant may meet the **GS-5 basic qualifications** in oneof two ways:

1. Specialized Work Experience **or**

2. Education

If qualifying based on **Specialized Work Experience**, you must

Job Classification:  Agricultural Inspectors


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