Food Inspector Eggs Rotating Shifts Job in LACEY, WA

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Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service


$43,146.00 to $61,956.00


08 to 09





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Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:

Food Inspector (Eggs) GS-1863- 8/9 Rotating shifts
Salary Range: 43,146.00 - 61,956.00 USD per year
Open Period: Thursday, August 07, 2008
to Thursday, August 21, 2008
Series & Grade: GS-1863-08/09
Position Information: Full-time Permanent
Promotion Potential: 09
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Lacey, WA
Who May Be Considered:

Current FSIS employees nationwide with status FSIS Employees of the 

and USDA Career Transition Eligibles (CTAP).


Specific Vacancy Information:

Location:  Lacey, WA Est. # 21493GG - Nutriom, LLC

Monday - Friday, Day: 5:00am-1:30pm Night shift 1:30pm - 10:00 pm

This position rotates between the first and second shifts.

Job Summary:

This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking a greater

challenge and responsibility in a position directly involved in

protecting public health!


As a Food Inspector, you will serve as the Inspector-In-Charge (IIC)

at an egg products plant and will be responsible for monitoring

processing procedures involving extensive and technically complex

formulations and/or high volume operations.

Key Requirements:

  • Please register with USAJOBS! FSIS is integrated with the USAJOBS system.

Major Duties:

As a Food Inspector (Eggs), here are some of the duties you will

be assigned to do;


You will serve as the Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) at an egg

products plant and will be responsible for monitoring processing

procedures involving extensive and technically complex formulations

and/or high volume operations.


You will prepare and maintain a variety of reports and records

related to the work such as egg product surveillance/sampling,

temperature checks, pasteurization tests, formulations, water

reports, relabeling, incoming product certificates, and production



You will select representative samples for laboratory analysis and

may monitor the shipping and receiving of tankers of egg products.


As a Food Inspector, you will have the primary responsibility for

maintaining relations with plant managers and owners on long-range

development programs for correcting deficiencies or problem areas

including non-compliance with regulations, explaining new

procedures, maintenance of complicated processing equipment,

sanitation, etc.


You will contribute to a productive and non-discriminatory work



For the Food Inspector (Eggs) positions, there are two

basic components of your experience that together define the

qualifications. These components are:


Time-in-Grade and

Specialized Experience


Time In Grade:  In order to meet time-in-grade, you will need to

have completed 52 weeks at the next lower grade level within 30 days

of the closing date of this announcement.  For example, if you are

applying for the GS-9 level, you will need to have completed 52

weeks at the GS-8 level within 30 days after the closing date of

this announcement.


Specialized Experience:   In order to meet the specialized

experience requirement, you will need to have completed 52 weeks of

progressively responsible specialized experience at the next lower

grade level within 30 days after the closing date of this

announcement.  Specialized experience is experience working with the

Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to

inspect meat, poultry, and egg products.  This experience also

includes working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices

in order to verify plant HACCP and SSOP responsibilities, performing

basic mathematic and elementary statistical concepts and methods to

perform testing and sampling procedures, and experience in reaching

and interpreting conclusions.



How You Will Be Evaluated:

There are several parts of the application process that affect the

overall evaluation of your application: the applicant assessment

questions, the core questions and your resume. This automated

application system simplifies the application process by replacing

the former KSA job-element questions with the on-line applicant

assessment questions.  Your resume is an INTEGRAL part of the

process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the

position, and whether you are found to be best qualified. It is

therefore important to explain what you did and how you did it,

rather than just listing your current and former employers.


Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing

procedures which govern Status candidates.  All are rated on the

extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to

the duties of the position.  An automated scoring system based on

the on-line application process is used.  Before any certificate

can be issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed

carefully by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum

qualification requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the

answers provided to the job-specific questions and (c) that your

resume addresses experience and education relevant to this position.

To preview questions please click here.


You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits

program, with costs shared with your employer. More info:


Life insurance coverage is provided. More info:


New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees

Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another

agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More



You will earn annual vacation leave. More info:


You will earn sick leave. More info:


You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your

regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info:

Other Information:



STATES. FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity and employment

eligibility by providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA)

and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work

authorization. E-Verify cannot be used to pre-screen job applicants

or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the

choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. If you have

concern that there has been a violation of the E-Verify program or

you feel you have been discriminated during the verification process

based on your national origin or citizenship status, contact the

Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

For more information on E-Verify you may contact DHS at 1-888-464-



Condition of Employment:  This position requires a National Security

clearance.  Therefore, as a condition of continued employment, the

incumbent must successfully complete a background investigation with

a favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these

requirements could lead to adverse action proceedings including

possible termination.


NOTE:  Entitlement to the payment of relocation expenses will be

determined in accordance with the provisions outlined

in FSIS Directive 3820.2.


This position requires a pre-employment physical.  Applicants must

be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the job

functions, without hazard to themselves or others. These positions

require good vision (including color vision), hearing, touch and eye-

hand coordination. Applicants who use a prosthesis or mechanical aid

that satisfactorily compensates for an impaired function will be

considered. (Current employees of the Food Safety and Inspection

service may already have a pre-employment physical)


Multiple selections: This announcement may be used to fill

additional, like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty



If selection is made below GS-9, promotion to that level may be made

without further competition.


The law prohibits political recommendation for employment or other

personnel actions (including promotion, reassignment, detail, etc.)

in the competitive service.  Federal agencies may not accept or

consider such recommendations (either oral or written) from members

of Congress, elected State and local government officials, political

party officials, or others based on political affiliation.


Salaries in some locations may be higher than the salary listed in

this announcement due to locality pay.  For a listing of locality

pay areas, pay tables and counties within the

locality pay areas:



The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits

discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of

race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable,

sex, marital status familial status, parental status, religion,

sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs,

reprisal or because all or part of an individual's income is derived

from any public assistance program.  (Not all prohibited bases apply

to all programs).  Persons with disabilities who require alternative

means for communication of program information (Braille, large

print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at



This Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants

with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation

for any part of the application and hiring process, please

notify the agency.  Decisions on granting reasonable

accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director,

Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD).

How To Apply:



Registration with USAJOBS, including answering any questions and

submitting an on-line resume with USAJOBS.


Answers to all vacancy-specific questions (Completed for each job).


Answers to core questions the first time you apply to our upgraded



Applicants who do not respond to the on-line vacancy questions and

who do not submit a supporting resume will be rated ineligible.


Applicants can check their general status, as it is updated by going

to USAJOBS.  Because of these capabilities, the Human Resources

Division will no longer send email or hardcopy notifications ("non-

select letters") to applicants regarding the outcome of on-line FSJO

vacancy announcements.


Completed applications for this vacancy must be received no later

than midnight, U.S. Eastern time zone, on the closing date. If

applying on line poses a hardship to any applicant, the contact

person listed on the announcement will provide assistance to help

you apply or provide alternative methods. Applicants may contact the

servicing human resources office during core business hours(8:00

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. central time) prior to the closing date.

Required Documents:



Applications received in Government postage and fees paid envelopes

will not be considered.

Contact Information:

Jeanne Horn
Phone: 800-370-3747
Fax: 612-370-2062
TDD: 800-877-8339
Or write:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Field Office
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2062

What To Expect Next:

After the position closes, qualifications are evaluated. The best

qualified and non-competitive candidates are referred to the

selecitng official for consideration.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Send Mail to:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Field Office
Butler Square West
, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2062
For questions about this job:
Jeanne Horn
Phone: 800-370-3747
Fax: 612-370-2062
TDD: 800-877-8339

Control Number: 1304374


Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.



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