- Feed And Seed Inspector I
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is entry level professional and technical work conducting inspections for the Feed and Seed Program of the Department of Agriculture within a designated area of the state.
An employee in this class inspects commercial feed and seed distributors for compliance with the Missouri Feed and Seed statutes. Substantial effort is also directed to the collection and submission of representative feed and seed samples from these businesses for testing and analysis. Initial training and supervision is provided by a higher level Feed and Seed Inspector. Upon completion of training, the employee independently conducts routine inspections under the general supervision of the Feed and Seed Inspector III.
Obtains feed and seed samples in accordance with standards established by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Inspects feed and seed establishments for licensure and compliance with statutory provisions governing product manufacture, labeling and distribution.
Inspects trucks, railcars and other carriers to ensure that feed and seed products are delivered with proper labeling.
Advises feed manufacturers of required labeling standards; inspects feeds for proper labeling; obtains feed samples and statements of nutritional content for laboratory analysis.
Issues withdrawal-from-distribution and stop-sale orders on products which are not in compliance with labeling and registration requirements; ensures timely compliance with imposed enforcement actions.
Testifies as required in legal proceedings involving violations of statutes.
Maintains assigned state vehicle and sampling equipment.
Prepares and submits activity and inspection reports.
Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established annual goals.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, business or public administration, the biological sciences or closely related areas.
Four years of experience in the feed, seed or agricultural industry which affords a knowledge of the manufacture, sale and distribution of commercial feed or seed products.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Working knowledge of the Missouri Commercial Feed and Seed Laws.
Working knowledge of proper feed and seed sampling procedures as established by AOAC, AOSA and department guidelines.
Working knowledge of the operations and practices of businesses in the feed and seed industry.
Ability to interpret and enforce feed and seed statutes and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, feed and seed businesses and the general public.
Ability to adapt to and work in an environment that may periodically include factors such as noise, foul air, dust, inclement weather, heights and moving machinery.
Ability to use assigned sampling devices.
Ability to independently establish and complete daily work schedules.
Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
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