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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Food Inspection Branch - Meat Inspection Program
Thunder Bay, Verner
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
41115 - Resource Technician Sr 4 (B/U)
$1,346.12 - $1,552.31 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for a new challenge where you will enjoy diverse work and the opportunity to use your excellent technical leadership and coordination skills?

If so, come make your contribution to food safety in Ontario!

What the Ontario Public Service has to offer:
• competitive compensation package (i.e. valuable defined benefit pension plan, health benefits, insurance, vacation, leave policies)
• exceptional learning opportunities, programs, courses and special events to develop to your full potential, as well as endless possibilities for networking, movement and advancement across all ministries
• a healthy, safe, inclusive and respectful workplace that supports health and wellness and recognizes our employees' efforts

What can I expect to do in this role?

Utilizing your highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, you will:

• provide technical expertise and coordination in the delivery of the ministry's meat inspection program for a designated area of the province
• support the Area Manager in planning, reporting and organizing the area offices and operations

** Please note that this position may be located at either of these two locations, and will be determined based on the location of the successful candidate:

This 1000 resident community is the center of a rich farming district, located on the Veuve River at the western junction of highways 17 and 64. Situated approximately 55 km west of North Bay (population 52,000) and 72km east of Sudbury (population 160,000), this largely francophone community serves as an agricultural hub for the surrounding area, but lies within convenient proximity to the amenities of these larger cities.

Thunder Bay:
Thunder Bay's awe-inspiring landscapes are matched by its rich cultural history. With a population of approximately 125,000 people, Thunder Bay is the 10th largest city in Ontario and the largest metropolitan centre in Northwestern Ontario. The 'Gateway to the Great Northwest' is made up of a diverse multi-cultural base and ethnic diversity is indeed one of Thunder Bay's greatest assets. Strategically located near the geographical centre of Canada on the shore of Lake Superior, the climate and terrain are well-suited to a variety of active outdoor recreational pursuits. The combination of an abundance of affordable housing and the absence of rush-hour traffic jams make Thunder Bay the ideal destination for low-stress, healthy living.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

• You are able to travel extensively to areas not accessible by public transit.


• You have planning, coordination and scheduling skills to coordinate daily inspection requirements and assist with program design and delivery plans by utilizing performance measurement, compliance practices, plant visits, audit corrective action plans and tracking.
• You have oral and written communication skills.
• You have reasoning and problem solving skills.
• You have negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• You can work independently, take initiative and meet outcomes/objectives with minimal supervision.


• You have working knowledge of food safety legislation and related acts.
• You have working knowledge of the principles, theories and practices related to international food safety and quality standards and systems (e.g. Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
• You have thorough knowledge of meat inspection, humane animal handling practices and organoleptic inspection procedures.
• You have working knowledge of inspection/audit techniques.
• You have knowledge of further processing of meat products.
• You have knowledge of computers and software to locate, adapt, manipulate and store data/information to be used for review, evaluation, and reporting.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 11790 Hwy 64, Verner, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Friday, May 17, 2019
  • N-AF-135597/19
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 7, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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