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Meat Safety Inspector-Entry - Wisconsin

Job Announcement Code(s): 13-05126




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Job Working Title:

Meat Safety Inspector-Entry

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


The starting pay rate for this position is $18.526 per hour. Position is in schedule and range 05-14. A twelve month probationary period will be required.

Special Qualifications:

1) A valid WI driverís license or the ability to provide oneís own transportation for work purposes is required. The employee may be required to spend time in overnight travel status. 2) The ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, often on wet or uneven floors. 3) Travel and outdoor work are required 12 months of the year. The employee will encounter inclement weather, temperature extremes.


Zack Sowieja, HR Specialist, 608-224-4762,

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Area of Competition:


Deadline to Apply:


Exam Information:

Preview Exam

Current Openings to be filled first:



  • Vernon County
  • Waushara County
  • Brown County (Re-Announcement)
  • Sheboygan, in Sheboygan County
  • Racine, in Racine County
  • Marshfield, in Wood County


Please specify all counties of interest on your State Application. This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies Statewide which may occur over the next six months.



Applicants who previously applied for the Brown County vacancy do not need to re-apply. However, if your employment location preferences have changed, you will need to update your county selections on your WiscJobs application.

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:

If you have a WiscJobs account:
1.Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement 1305126.
2.Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.
3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue."
4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue."
5. A resume is required to apply for this position, follow the prompts to upload an existing resume or to create a resume and click "Continue".
6. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click "Save and Continue" at the bottom of every page. When you have answered all the questions, click ďFinalize ExamĒ to submit your application for this job.
If you do not have a Wisc.Jobs account:
1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage.
2.Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new account.
3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 - 6 from above.

For questions or if you need assistance contact Zack Sowieja 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. Exam results will be posted to your Wisc.Jobs account.

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