Meat and Poultry Inspector II
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Hertford County, NC

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This is an inspector II position, with IIC responsibilities at one red meat slaughter/processing establishment and one meat processing establishment. The headquarter establishment slaughter mostly swine, with occasional cattle, sheep and goats. This establishment also further slices, grind, salts and smoke meats. The patrol assignment slices and grinds a variety of red meat products. Establishments on this assignment produce raw ground, raw not ground and not heat treated shelf stable product. Establishments on this assignment begin operation as early as 7:00 AM. Occasional holiday, weekend, and overtime duties may be expected as well as relief duties at other establishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Working knowledge of state and federal regulations governing the dressing and processing of the animal carcass. Working knowledge of the location of glands and symptoms of sickness, disease, or injury which render the animal, or any part, unwholesome. Must have normal color vision or correct color vision deficiencies prior to employment. Must be able to stand on feet for extended period of time on elevated platforms in wet, hot and cold environments. Must have a valid NC driver’s license. Applicant may be subject to a criminal background check.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from high school and three years experience of meat and poultry inspection work, including successful completion of required meat and poultry inspection programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. . . .

Preferred training includes OJT, FSRE, Basic Slaughter, Basic and Complex Processing, PHIS, PBIS, HACCP, OSHA, and FAIM. Exceptions to preferred formal training will be considered on an individual basis depending on current skills and abilities.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

**Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.**

Questions regarding this posting? Contact Veronica Herwick at 919-707-3201.