Thursday , February 2 2023

Arkansas State Job Openings – AGRI INSPECTOR I

Website State of ArkansasState of Iowa

Job Description:

The Agriculture (Agri) Inspector I is responsible for surveying, monitoring, inspecting, investigating, collecting samples and other activities as described below for one or more of the divisions of the Arkansas Agriculture Department including the Livestock and Poultry Division, Plant Industries Division, and the Bureau of Standards. This position is governed by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, state and federal laws, and agency policy.
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Job Responsibilities:

Maintains the USDA Shell Egg and Poultry regulations and reviews contracts/specification requirements. Performs Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) examinations on products (poultry, egg & rabbit) and ensures that segregation meets USDA, State and Industry standards. Monitors temperature/relative humidity of coolers; establishes grading stations, performs and continually monitors pre-operational sanitation inspections of processors, and monitors and verifies the grading by industry graders. Enforces the provisions of the Arkansas Egg Marketing Act of 1969 and makes inspections where eggs are bought, sold, offered for sale, or processed.

Plant Industry Division: Issues certificates, quarantines, and permits. Trains, monitors, and supervises the work of other employees. Conducts inspections of dealer records, applicator records, application methods, application sites, regulated equipment, regulated structures, regulated entities, collects samples, and gathers evidence required to assimilate a case file. Performs other duties as assigned.

BUREAU OF STANDARDS: Inspects and tests weighing and measuring devices used for commercial activity and removes out of compliance devices from service. Inspects packaged commodities to determine accuracy of weight or measurement standards and compliance with labeling requirements. Investigates consumer complaints, gathers evidence, prepares reports and case files. Determines price accuracy in retail establishments and ensures appropriate method of sale for all products. Confirms required information is provided to consumers through ticketing or receipts. Confirms Country of Origin labeling inspection on meats, seafood, nuts, and produce. Inspects records for compliance with applicable laws and ordinances. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the livestock industry and agency inspections/investigations.
Knowledge of field and laboratory testing procedures and requirements utilized to determine the existence of diseases.
Knowledge of safe working procedures with livestock.
Ability to perform inspections/investigations, follow proper procedures, and issue quarantines on infected and exposed livestock.
Ability to monitor the interstate and intrastate movement of livestock to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
Ability to maintain records and prepare activity and monitoring reports.
Ability to gather documentation necessary for prosecution of violators.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and make decisions.

Job Details:

Company: State of ArkansasState of Iowa

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Jonesboro, AR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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