Food Inspector Eggs Job in ELIZABETH, NJ

Vacancy No.

FSIS-MMP-2008-1601

Department

Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

Salary

$45,528.00 to $65,376.00

Grade

08 to 09

Perm/Temp

Permanent

FT/PT

Full-time

Open Date

9/24/2008

Close Date

10/8/2008

Job Link

Apply Online

Who may apply

Status Candidates

Locations:

ELIZABETH, NJ

 

 

 

 

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:
FSIS-MMP-2008-1601


Food Inspector (Eggs) GS-1863- 9
Salary Range: 45,528.00 - 65,376.00 USD per year
Open Period: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
to Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Series & Grade: GS-1863-08/09
Position Information: Full-time Permanent
Promotion Potential: 09
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Elizabeth, NJ
Who May Be Considered:

Current FSIS employees nationwide with status and FSIS Employees of

the and USDA Career Transition Eligibles (CTAP).

 

Specific Vacancy Information:

Location:  Elizabeth, NJ

Est. # 1183G - Deb El Foods Corp.

Monday-Friday, first shift 6:30am - 3:00 pm


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.
  • FSIS UTILIZES E-VERIFY TO VERIFY IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
  • THIS IS A PUBLIC TRUST POSITION REQUIRING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE DETERMINED PER FSIS DIRECTIVE 3820.2.
  • A SELF-CERTIFICATION MEDICAL STATEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.



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

logs.

 

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

environment.



Qualifications:

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.

 

Applications for noncompetitive consideration (reassignment, change

to lower grade, or noncompetitive re-promotion) may also be

considered under the Voluntary Reassignment System.  Noncompetitive

applicants who wish to be considered under the Voluntary

Reassignment system must submit FSIS Form 4335-3, Employee Request

for Reassignment, in order to receive consideration.


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.

Benefits:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to

its employees. For an overview of all the benefits programs visit:

Benefit Information.


Other Information:

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.

 

Multiple selections: This announcement may be used to fill

additional, like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty

location.

 

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: http://www.opm.gov/index.asp

 

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED

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-

4218.

 

EEO/DIVERSITY POLICY:

 

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

202-720-2600.

 

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:

COMPLETED ON-LINE APPLICATION INCLUDES: 

 

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

system.

 

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:

WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED?

 

If you currently hold or have previously held a permanent federal

position at the GS-9 or higher, you are considered a "non-

competitive" eligible and you may also apply for this vacancy by

applying to the Voluntary Reassignment list. In order to apply to

the Voluntary Reassignment list Form 4335-3 must be submitted to our

systems section.

 

Applications received in Government postage and fees paid envelopes

will not be considered.


Contact Information:

Brian Fleming
Phone: 800-370-3747
Fax: 612-370-2376
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: brian.fleming@fsis.usda.gov
Or write:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Field Office
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2376


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: 612-370-2376
For questions about this job:
Brian Fleming
Phone: 800-370-3747
Fax: 612-370-2376
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: brian.fleming@fsis.usda.gov


Control Number: 1348706

 

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

 

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