Inspector IV – Houston, Texas

Agency
Department of State Health Services, Meat Safety Assurance Unit
Location
Houston Area
Job Category
Full Time Positions
Website
https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=332115&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsToHighlight=inspector
Salary
$2,748.00-$3,542.54
Last Date to Apply
September 12, 2016
Description
Inspector IV This position is posted for the Houston and Needville/El Campo area and all surrounding counties; the headquarters assignment can be changed at any time to accommodate the mission and goals of the Meat Safety Assurance Unit. Under the direct supervision of the Meat Safety Assurance (MSA) Circuit Manager and the general management of the MSA Unit Manager, performs complex inspections, investigations, and quality assurance reviews at establishments with a State grant (permit/license) to perform livestock slaughter and/or meat/poultry processing operations to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws, rules/regulations, and agency policies. Evaluates and reviews establishment procedures and implementation and prepares and distributes reports and correspondence dealing with the results. Through the Federal/State cooperative inspection program, carries out the functions as herein described in establishments with a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) grant (permit/license) but with MSA staffing. Safe operation of either a state owned vehicle or personal vehicle is required to conduct state business and an acceptable driving record must be maintained in accordance with DSHS Policy OS-3901, Fleet Operations and Management & Procedures and standards developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation; such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Qualifications
The following five (5) criteria are REQUIRED; the hiring supervisor cannot consider any applicant that does not meet all five (5) of the required criteria for this position. 1. Experience writing reports and/or organizing, preparing, and presenting information in written and/or verbal format 2. Experience using computers for such functions as word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail programs 3. Experience in a position requiring direct contact with the public 4. Must possess a valid Class C (or higher) Texas driver’s license or equivalent license from another state 5. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent ****In addition to the five (5) required criteria, the following nine (9) criteria are GENERALLY PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED; the hiring supervisor may consider any applicant that does not meet any or all of the generally preferred criteria for this position, and may give preference to an applicant that meets one or more of the generally preferred criteria. 1. Course credit from an accredited two- or four-year college or university; and/or, course credit from an accredited two- or four-year college or university with major course work relevant to animal/food science, and/or livestock slaughter, and/or meat/poultry processing 2. Graduation from an accredited two- or four-year college or university; and/or, graduation from an accredited two- or four-year college or university with major course work relevant to animal/food science, and/or livestock slaughter, and/or meat/poultry processing 3. Training from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) in, or equivalent education and/or knowledge of, Sanitation Performance Standards (SPS), Sanitary Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Humane Slaughter, and/or food microbiological sampling 4. Experience in a public health and/or an animal health related field 5. Experience with all phases of livestock slaughter and/or meat/poultry processing operations and procedures 6. Experience with state and/or federal laws, regulations/rules, and directives relevant to livestock slaughter and meat/poultry processing 7. Experience in a regulatory field requiring direct contact with the public 8. Experience in a regulatory/quality control position in a regulated food industry; and/or, experience as an inspector in a state and/or federal food inspection program 9. Experience in a regulatory/quality control position in a commercial livestock slaughter and/or meat/poultry processing establishment; and/or, experience as an inspector in a state and/or federal regulatory meat/poultry inspection program
Contact Person
Iana Greive
Contact eMail
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