Description: Description: C:\Users\pmgray.AD\Documents\FoodHACCP\indexcopynews_files\title2.gif

Meat Safety Inspector Ė Wisconsin


Job Announcement Code(s): 15-02892




Door, Portage Co.

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:

    Meat Safety Inspector

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


The starting pay rate for this position is $18.72 per hour. Position is in schedule and range 05-14. A twelve (12) month probationary period will be required.


Tyler Neuenfeldt, Human Resources Specialist, 608-224-4762,

Bargaining Unit:


Area of Competition:


Deadline to Apply:

All application materials are due by 11:59 pm of the deadline date.

Exam Information:

Preview Exam


DATCP is currently recruiting for two open Meat Safety Inspector positions.  The current openings are in the following area's:

Door County
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 Wisconsin.

Job Duties:   

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.

Special Notes:   


  • 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.

Job 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 systems.


  • Knowledge of the chemical, physical, and biological hazards associated with the production of meat and poultry products is required to evaluate a plantís HACCP system.


  • 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 Inspection System.

How To Apply:   

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 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 continue to monitor your WiscJobs account for exam results.

Apply Now



Main Page

Description: Description: setstats††††††††††† Copyright (C) All rights reserved under

††††††††††† If you have any comments, please send your email to