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Agri Commodity Compliance Specialist
Agency: Arkansas Agriculture Department
Office: Livestock & Poultry Division
Section: Egg & Poultry
Date Posted: 11/08/2019
Posting Expires: 11/29/2019
Summary
The Agriculture Commodity Compliance Specialist is responsible for providing technical supervision of company employees and for monitoring poultry and poultry products to ensure compliance with established standards. This position is governed by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, state and federal laws, and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Monitors temperatures and relative humidity in the coolers; checks temperatures of the washers, the individual egg, and the final rinse according to established procedures. Tests the sanitizer spray rinse to ensure compliance with USDA requirements. Verifies the accuracy of individual and bulk scales. Monitors and verifies the grading of poultry and poultry products performed by industry graders by observing, examining samples of finished products, counting, weighing, and checking temperature to ensure compliance with USDA regulations. Performs pre-operational sanitation inspection of the plant facility according to the USDA standards. Inspects poultry processed under government contract by examining product to determineconformance with specifications. Issues certificates for shipping, verifying compliance withregulations. Inspects trucks used for shipping poultry and poultry products for cleanliness and temperature control. Trains selected industry personnel to grade poultry to USDA standards, and notifies processing plant management of grading/operational problems and recommends corrective action. Contacts plant management of non-compliance standards and/or safety hazards; recommends corrective action. Maintains USDA Shell Egg and Poultry regulations and instruction manuals. Informs relief graders and plant management of all regulation changes. Monitors the training of new employed poultry graders in an extensive on-the-job training program. Observes for any hazardous or contamination that may affect the product or the employees. Prepares monthly reports, volume reports, administrative charges, and total of monthly hours and expenses charged to the plant. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Shift work is required. Exposure to varying temperatures and humidity levels is required. DOES THIS POSITION TRAVEL?
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of USDA grading techniques, standards, and regulations. Knowledge of shell egg and poultry processing equipment. Ability to pass a standardized test on federal regulations governing the grading and inspection of poultry and/or poultry products. Ability to perform/monitor on-site inspections to determine/verify compliance with USDA standards and recommend corrective action. Ability to complete and submit required documents and reports in accordance with established procedures. Ability to inspect facilities and equipment for cleanliness. Ability to perform commodity grading. Ability to train and oversee the work of co-workers and industry poultry graders. Ability to maintain poultry and shell egg regulations and specification manuals.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in poultry inspection, commodity grading, or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a poultry and/or shell egg grader by United States Department of Agriculture as established by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 as amended (7USC 1621). Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
This is an extra-help position working Sunday & Monday. After training is completed, employee will be licensed with USDA as a shell egg grader.
Job Details
Position No.: 22094811
Class Code: X149C
Grade: GS04
Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Part Time
Location Information
Job City: Searcy
Job County/Region: White
Contact Information
Contact name: Cheri Ellis
Phone: 501/823-1744
Email: cheri.ellis@agriculture.arkansas.gov
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