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Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs
Division:    Food Safety and Environment Division
City:    Thunder Bay
Job Term:    1 Temporary Irregular On-call assignment/contract, 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:    58714
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Do you have excellent communication and conflict resolutions skills?

Are you knowledgeable about food processing and regulatory compliance?

If so, then consider this exciting opportunity within our Meat Inspection Program where you will conduct food safety and regulatory inspections of provincially licensed slaughter plants and freestanding meat processing plants.

Be part of a dynamic team making a difference in the province's food safety system.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• provide ante mortem and post mortem meat inspection duties at slaughter plants according to established procedures
• oversee slaughter operations, monitor plant activities and conduct daily assessments, ensuring that practices for safe food handling and disposal have been followed
• conduct inspections of freestanding meat processing plants
• monitor complex food processing operations and activities
• evaluate process control systems and records
• collect a variety of samples

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.

Technical Knowledge:
• You have knowledge of and experience with hygienic handling and processing (of meat and meat products), sampling procedures and techniques, humane animal handling procedures.
• You have knowledge of further processing of meat products.
• You have knowledge of relevant science as it applies to preserving, processing, production, product formulations, packaging, labeling, storing and delivering foods.
• You have knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), food safety hazards, risks and their assessment.
• You have knowledge of food safety legislation and experience assessing compliance with established standards, guidelines or procedures.

Applied Skills:
• You have communication and interpersonal skills.
• You have conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
• You have reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• You are able to work independently, with minimal supervision using judgment, tact, diplomacy and discretion.

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.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 421 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Friday, November 8, 2013
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 25, 2013 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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