Livestock & Poultry Programs, Quality Assessment Division (QAD) posted several openings for GS 5/7 Agricultural Commodity Grader (Meat) positions in Dakota City, NE, Lexington, NE, Joslin, IL and Selma, CA. This announcement is open to the public and current USDA employees until January 22, 2021.
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You will perform a full range of meat grading and quality assurance monitoring duties in different locations.
The following locations may be eligible for a recruitment incentive:
West Chester, OH Omaha, NE Dakota City, NE Joslin, IL Schuyler, NE Cactus, TX Friona, TX Pasco, WA
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Examines meat to evaluate factors related to product quality.
Selects samples and meat products within specifications.
Explains evaluation determinations to plant management.
Prepares and issues certificates based on quality standards.
Assists supervisors with on-the-job training of meat graders and other employees.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.