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Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division:    Food Safety and Environment Division
City:    Amherstburg
Job Term:    1 Temporary Irregular On-Call (up to 12 months with the possibility of extension)
Job Code:    60704 - Agricultural Specialist 3
Salary:    $1,124.78 - $1,415.05 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    48989
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Do you want to contribute to the food safety of meat products for the people of Ontario?

If so, then consider joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as a Meat Hygiene Officer where you will conduct food safety and regulatory compliance inspections of provincially licensed meat processing plants.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• conduct inspections of live animals including cattle, hogs, poultry, small ruminants and exotic species according to established procedures;
• oversee slaughter and conduct post-mortem inspection of carcasses according to established procedures;
• monitor plant activities and conduct daily assessments, ensuring that practices for safe food handling and disposal have been followed; and,
• monitor food processing operations and enforce compliance with packaging and labeling requirements.

How do I qualify?

• You are able to travel extensively to areas where public transportation is not available
• You are able to perform duties in adverse conditions such as extreme heat or cold

Essential Skills
• You have analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate situations and develop recommendations for resolution
• You have communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with internal/external staff and clients and resolve issues as they arise
• You have conflict resolution skills to achieve compliance or diffuse difficult situations; ability to deal with difficult individuals in a professional manner
• You have computer skills to work with various applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• You have experience assessing compliance with established standards, guidelines or procedures

• You have knowledge or experience interpreting and enforcing federal or provincial legislation
• You have knowledge of the principles of food safety, hygienic handling and food processing

Additional Information
• Candidates who have not successfully completed the Ontario Meat Hygiene Officer Certification process will be considered on an underfill basis as an Agricultural Specialist 2 with a salary range of $988.95 to $1,159.93.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 7470 Essex County Road 18, Amherstburg, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Friday, December 7, 2012
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 21, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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