State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Reference ID:  47811 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  06/12/2019 
Close Date:   
Job Description




The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a part-time Public Health Sanitarian II for the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  The position will be responsible for Tucson and surrounding areas.

State meat inspection personnel monitor general plant and equipment sanitation, processing sanitation, good manufacturing practices during production, ante mortem and post mortem inspection at slaughter, multi- ingredient formulation, the use of approved labeling, and laboratory sampling programs.


The position requires the successful candidate to work independently and to conduct substantial preoperational and operational environmental health inspections for the humane handling of livestock, ongoing visual and hands on inspections of animal viscera and organs by incising lymph nodes and palpation, surveillance by examining each animal for Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System Disorder, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Antibiotic Residue, Lymphoma, and Pathology of human health concerns.  The position induces compliance with pathogen intervention and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), pest control, maintaining food security, checks branding of inspected and passed carcasses with the official mark of inspections; collect samples for listeria monocytogenes, salmonella and E-coli 0157:H7; verifies  processing is being performed as per plants Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Plan by direct observation of monitoring procedures, reviewing of records for critical times, temperatures to ensure no physical, chemical  or biological hazards exist.  The position requires standing for long periods of time.  The position is mandated by law as part of the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program (ARS 3-2001 through ARS 3-2058) and (ARS 3-2151 through 3-2169) to inspect meat and poultry products produced in the state or imported into the state.


Advise on complex aspects of food safety, sanitation to county, or municipal officials, industry representatives; maintain in-plant records and files, remain up to date with all directives and recall information coming from Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); take all USDA and Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) mandated training.  You will be required to drive a state vehicle to conduct state business and other duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

·         The principles and practices of public health sanitation, including food handling and food processing, insect and rodent control, state laws, and regulations pertaining to environmental health

·         Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

·         Standard Sanitation Operation Procedures (SSOP)

·         Animal diseases and pathology

·         Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Federal computer programs


Skills in:

·         Analyzing situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

·         Work effectively with internal and external customers

·         Prepare concise technical reports

·         Excellent written/oral communication

·         Recommending improvements in sanitary practices in the private sector and sanitary programs in the public sector

·         Applying and interprets Federal, State and Agency laws, rules, regulations, and policies

·         Organoleptic examination of food products

·         Maintain confidentiality and integrity of propriety formulations or equipment which may be trade secret


Ability to:

·         Work independently

·         Work with diverse groups of customers

·         Multi task in an ever changing work environment while maintaining great customer services and producing results in a timely manner

·         Maintain confidentiality

·         Stand for long periods of time



Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current Arizona driver’s license.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving record and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)


All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.



Working knowledge of HACCP and SSOP

Experience in the food industry, commercial kitchens, and red meat/sausage processing or slaughterhouse operations

Basic animal anatomy and knowledge of animal disease and pathology

Meat/Poultry inspection experience

Diversity Training

USDA/Agriculture mandated training

Meat Cutting Techniques



We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes sick leave, annual leave and 10 holidays per year; health and dental insurance; life insurance, retirement plan and long term disability.  Optional employee benefits include short-term disability, supplemental life insurance and deferred compensation.  



Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).  Mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statueCurrent contribution rate is 11.80%.  Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Human Resources Department at (602)542-0925.  Request should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $17.25-17.25 


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