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Assistant Director, Meat and Poultry Inspection
Clemson University – Columbia, SC




Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

Assists in directing  a statewide inspection operations and inspection workforce.  Act as Director if deemed necessary.  Provides input in developing meat and poultry inspection program and policies and procedures that fully comply with Federal and State laws and regulations. Ensures meat and poultry products processed under State inspection are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. Serves as State Emergency Response Team member for Animal Emergency Response. Perform other duties as assigned.  

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

INSPECTION PROGRAM MGT.


Provides input in developing policies, rules and procedures applicable to enforcement of meat and poultry inspection laws and regulations. Directs and conducts a pre»operational and operational sanitation inspection program and hazard analysis critical point system of assigned food processing plants to ensure that food products are safe, wholesome and properly labeled.  E/40%

INSPECTION PROGRAM PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Directs inspection personnel in a multi»county area in performing antemortem and postmortem examinations of food animals to prevent food diseased and adulterated tissues from entering the food chain for human consumption. Develops recommendations for the Director.  E/20%

PRODUCT TESTING MANAGEMENT

Monitors product testing required by the pathogen reduction program. Manages the Public Health Information System to ensure an accurate and timely database. Prepares reports for the Director.  E/20%

STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Serves as a State Emergency Response Team member for the Emergency Response Function #17, providing animal emergency response at the South Carolina Management Division during exercises and actual emergencies.  E/10%

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Assists the Director in preparing training programs for inspection staff in all areas of inspection. Attends meetings and conferences to stay abreast of developments in veterinary pathology, public health, and related administrative procedures.  E/10%

QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral/Professional degree.
Graduate of AVMA»accredited school of veterinary medicine with Master's in veterinary pathology or related field or graduate with 4 years experience in pathology, public health or meat inspection.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to
use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing,
reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans
organizational structure and job content.

Effectively shares/disseminates information; listens to others and
incorporates/integrates information. Uses oral, written and
interpersonal communication skills to achieve role objectives.

Demonstrates the necessary knowledge to effectively perform job
and ability to apply learning to job responsibility. Acquires new skills,
knowledge and abilities as required by the job.

Identifies problems, seeks solutions and effectively solves problems.

Can be relied upon to guide others to the accomplishment of
objectives/responsibilities, to promote teamwork and to resolve
problems.

Able to make sound decisions and demonstrate decisiveness.

Physical Requirements:

Walk or move about
Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc.
Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually
Move, transport, raise or lower
*Weight requirement if applicable (per activity, i.e. raise 10 lbs. move 50 lbs.):
Extends hands or arms in any direction
Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision.  Cannot be color blind.

Working Conditions:

Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet and or humid
Noise
Vibration
Mechanical hazards
Chemical hazards
Electrical hazards
Burn hazards
Overnight Travel: Occasional
Exposure to biohazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.
JOB LOCATION:

Position will be located in Columbia, SC
JEANNE CLERY ACT:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources » Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/


CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

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