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Assistant Director of Meat Inspection

Job ID:
106127
Location:
Livestock/Poultry/Health
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists in directing a statewide inspection operation and workforce.  Act as Director if necessary.  Provides input in developing meat and poultry inspection program, policies, procedures that comply with Federal and State laws and regulation.  Ensures meat & poultry products processed under State inspection are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled.  Serves on State Emergency Response Team.  Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

40% - Essential - Inspection Program Management: 
Provides input in developing policies, rules, and procedures applicable to enforcement of meat and poultry inspection laws and regulations.  Directs and conducts a pre-operational and operational sanitation inspection program and hazard analysis critical point system of assigned food processing plants to ensure that food products are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.

20% - Essential - Inspection Program Personnel Management:
Directs inspection personnel in performing antemortem and postmortem examinations of food animals to prevent adulterated products from entering the food chain for human consumption.  Develops recommendations for the Director.  Supervision of personnel as directed.

20% - Essential - Product Testing Management: 
Monitors product testing required by the pathogen reduction programs.  Manages the Public Health Information System to ensure an accurate and timely database.  Prepares reports for the Director.  Directs and conducts antemortem and postmortem examinations of livestock and poultry.

10% - Essential - State Emergency Response Team:
Assist in Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (CULPH) emergency response activities and responsibilities.  Actively participate in CULPH State Emergency Response Team trainings, meetings, drills, exercises, and activities via Emergency Support Functions 6 and 17 as assigned.

10% - Essential - Training and Professional Development:
Assists the Director in preparing training programs for inspection staff in all areas of inspection.  Attends meetings and conferences to stay abreast of developments in veterinary pathology, public health, and related administrative procedures.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education -  Doctoral/Professional Degree, DVM

Work Experience - 3+ years post-DVM

Graduate of AVMA -accredited school of veterinary medicine.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Post-DVM Master's Degree

Education Area - Public health, veterinary pathology or related field.

Experience - Agricultural, food safety or inspection programs.

Licenses & Certifications - Licensed in or eligible for license in Veterinary Medicine in South Carolina. Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.

RESPONSIBILITIES

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

   Stand for prolonged period
   Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
   Walk or move about
   Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
   Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
   Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
   Recognize or inspect visually
   Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
   Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

WORKING CONDITIONS:

   Exposure to heat or cold
   Exposure to dust/fumes
   Wet or humid
   Noise
   Vibration
   Mechanical hazards
   Chemical hazards
   Electrical hazards
   Burn hazards
   Overnight Travel
   Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Expected Salary Range ($ 85,000.00 - $ 94,300.00)

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL LEVEL

JOB LOCATION:

Columbia, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

November 19, 2021

MILITARY AND VETERAN:

MILITARY EQUIVALENCY:
Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.


VETERAN PREFERENCE STATEMENT:
South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.                

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.