DATCP is currently
recruiting for two open Meat Safety Inspector positions. The current
openings are in the following area's:
Portage County (Steven's Point)
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
employs a diverse mix of people in the service of the State of Wisconsin.
We work hard to protect and promote Wisconsinís agricultural industries and
consumers. We recognize that our success hinges on the high quality,
dedicated staff that we employ.
This position offers many great benefits, as well as the opportunity
to work in an industry that generates $88 billion annually for the State of
This is an entry-level field inspection position for the Bureau of
Meat Safety and Inspection in the Division of Food Safety.† Duties include conducting ante and post
mortem inspection of food animals and poultry, evaluating plantís
sanitation procedures and practices, and verifying the effectiveness of
plantís hazard analysis critical control point plans.† Work is performed in assigned plants
providing education, consultation, and regulation to licensed meat
establishments, including certain food processing plants and retail
operations.† Work is performed under
close supervision progressing to limited supervision and a program evaluation
system.† The impact of the work is to
assure overall meat safety and meat-related consumer protection by assuring
safe and wholesome food, properly labeled, for human consumption; this
includes ensuring facilities follow food safety systems, HACCP plans, and
standard operating procedures in an effort to:† reduce the risk of food borne disease,
ensure product is protected from adulteration, prevent contamination of
meat from pathogenic bacteria, etc.
To see a complete position description, click here.
- A criminal background check
will be required.
- A valid WI driver's license
or the ability to provide one's own transportation for work purposes
is required as a condition of employment.
- Travel and outdoor work are
required 12 months a year.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of animal
physiology and pathology is required to determine if an animal may be
slaughtered and if abnormal animal carcasses or parts should be held
for veterinary examination.
- Knowledge of bacteriology and
microbiology of meat and poultry products is required to determine the
wholesomeness of products.
- Knowledge of sanitation and
good manufacturing practices are required to evaluate the plantís
- Knowledge of the chemical,
physical, and biological hazards associated with the production of
meat and poultry products is required to evaluate a plantís HACCP
- Communication skills
including verbal and written skills and the ability to work closely
and cooperatively with other people are required to communicate with
plant owners to discuss concerns and work toward solutions by
listening, negotiating and problem solving.
- Ability to evaluate and
interpret data is needed to identify problems, discuss corrective
actions, and verity the production of wholesome food.
- Some knowledge of computers
and automated systems is needed to utilize the Performance Based
To be considered for this
position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For
instructions, refer to the following link: How do I apply on-line and take an on-line
exam? You will be required to upload a current resume.
For questions or if you need assistance contact Tyler Neuenfeldt at firstname.lastname@example.org or
608 224-4762. These application materials are an examination of your
qualifications. The most qualified applicants will be invited to
participate in the next step of the selection process. Please
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