Our Public Health Veterinarians are valued members of a dynamic team. Most importantly, you are in a pivotal role from day one and your work has visible impact.
• Plan, organize, coordinate and adapt the full range of meat and poultry inspection operations in slaughter and/or processing establishments; • Ensure establishments meet requirements of the Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations; • Oversee consumer protection, non-food safety concerns such as proper labeling and packaging; • Serve as team leader who works with and supervises other public health professionals to ensure establishments under our jurisdiction comply with sanitation standards and properly implement systems that control hazards from entering the food supply; • Enforce Federal meat and poultry inspection procedures prior to slaughter and throughout the entire establishment, including humane handling, ante-mortem inspection, post-mortem inspection, processing operations, veterinary dispositions, and transportation and distribution of meat, poultry, and egg products to markets and retail stores; • Consult with union officials and plant management, and discuss with subordinates new or revised regulations, policies and procedures; • Maintain meaningful labor-management relationships with subordinates by representing and expressing management's viewpoints to daily communications; • Promote EEO and Safety principles/programs, train subordinates, assign and review work, evaluate and rate performance, counsel employees on performance, resolve complaints and grievances, recommend disciplinary action as necessary.
Occasional travel - Travel requirements are dependent on specific positions and may vary. Relief positions require additional travel.
Conditions of Employment •Successful completion of a background investigation. •Successful completion of a pre-employment physical. •Training as a condition of employment. •Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree. •DVM transcript must show your name, college name, & date degree awarded •Extensive travel may be required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes FSIS will pay travel and transportation expenses to the first post of duty. This incentive is available to new Federal appointees in this position and it only includes the actual costs incurred because of the employee's travel and transportation of household goods to the first post of duty.
About USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. Our public health goal is to help reduce foodborne illness from products we regulate.