Department Of Agriculture Los Angeles , CA 90009
SPECIFIC VACANCY INFORMATION - Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles, CA):
Food Inspector (Processed Products), GS-1863-08/09, SJ-509/509A
Establishment: G48139 - Egg 24-7, located in Los Angeles County.
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 6:00 am
Activity: Egg Products
GS-08: $51,845 - $67,404
GS-09: $57,264 - $74,444
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As a FI (Processed Products) you will verify that the food safety system in the official egg products plant is in compliance with the Egg products Inspection Act (EPIA), related regulations and that the egg product produced is safe, wholesome, and unadulterated. Here's what you will be assigned to do:
GS-9 (SJ 509) Inspect egg products offered for export from the United States using standards and procedures set out for proper performance of inspection.
Serve as the Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) at an egg products plant (applies to day-shift only).
Monitor processing procedures involving extensive and technically complex formulations and/or high volume operations.
Prepare and maintain a variety of reports and records related to the work such as egg products surveillance/sampling, temperature checks, pasteurization tests, formulations, water reports, relabeling, incoming product certificates, and production logs.
Select representative samples for laboratory analysis and may monitor the shipping and receiving of tankers or egg products.
Maintain relations with plant managers and owners on long-range development programs for correcting deficiencies or problem areas including non-compliance with regulations.
Interpret new procedures, maintenance of complicated processing equipment, sanitation, etc.
Job family (Series)
1863 Food Inspection
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A 1-year probationary period is required.
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check required.
All applicants (including FSIS employees) must provide a copy of their Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that includes, tenure and career-conditional/career status and preferably includes position title, series and grade.[Note: FSIS bargaining unit employees are exempted from this requirement in accordance with the Labor Management Agreement]
This is a Bargaining Unit position covered by the National Joint Council (NJC) of Food Inspection Locals.
Current permanent Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) employees with competitive status and USDA CTAP eligibles.
If you are a current FSIS employee and a non-competitive applicant (reassignment, change to lower grade, or noncompetitive repromotion) wanting consideration for this position, you must complete the on-line application process and/or apply to the Voluntary Reassignment System. In order to apply to the Voluntary Reassignment System, you must submit a hard copy of "Form 4335-3, Employee Request for Reassignment within Field Operations." The required form(s) must be filled out and mailed to:
USDA, FSIS, HROD
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
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Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days after the closing date of the announcement, including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Specialized experience includes: Regulatory experience performing work that is governed by the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry, or egg products. It also includes performing this type of work for fish or seafood. This experience is typically obtained as a Federal Food Inspector. In addition, it includes appropriate/equivalent experience performing inspection work in a State or Military food production environment for Meat, Poultry, Eggs, Fish, or Seafood.
It also includes applying, interpreting, and explaining standards; assessing food products for wholesomeness or safety; and applying communication skills to work effectively with supervisors and personnel in the food industry. Typically qualifying experience at this level is experience as an FSIS inspector at the next lower grade level (GS-8/GS-7 or equivalent); this includes Egg Products inspection, Imports and/or Exports inspection, or experience as a consumer safety inspector.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please view OPM's Qualifications Standards for more information, Food Inspection Series, GS-1863.