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Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division:    Veterinary Inspection and Audit Unit
City:    Guelph
Job Term:    1 Temporary assignment (12 months with the possibility of extension)
Job Code:    18PGS - General Scientific (AMA Unit) PGS18
Salary:    $69,546.00 - $85,979.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    48135
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The Food Inspection Branch seeks a highly motivated individual with food safety expertise.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• coordinate and administer the meat plant audit program and act as a liaison with service providers
• provide ongoing technical support to Meat Inspection Program staff related to the meat plant audit program
• provide leadership and scientific input into the development, maintenance and enforcement of food safety regulations and industry guidance
• coordinate research, analysis and communications for meat food safety and animal welfare issues, acting as a regulatory resource specialist to inspection staff and industry organizations on meat production issues
• develop recommendations and present potential impacts and consequences of regulatory amendments and guidance to industry pertaining to the meat processing industry
• participate on multidisciplinary working groups and contribute expertise to assist in the development of regulations, standards, procedures and programs
• prepare and deliver presentations to ministry management, at public meetings or industry association gatherings

How do I qualify?

Industry knowledge:
• knowledge of food safety legislation and regulations in Ontario, and the related animal welfare legislation and regulations including the principles and practices associated with inspection and compliance
• knowledge of the meat processing industry
• knowledge of Ontario's Meat Plant Audit Program
• knowledge of the livestock production and meat processing industries
• knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and similar risk management programs

Important skills:
• organizational skills to coordinate and administer an audit program including acting as a liaison to the contracted service provider
• oral and written communications skills to explain complex information in practical terms
• interpersonal skills to develop and maintain collaborate relationships with ministry colleagues, industry organization representatives and other government staff
• proficiency with a variety of computer software applications (e.g. word processing, internet, spreadsheet, etc.)

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, West Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:   6
Category:   Policy and Analysis
Posted on:   Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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