- Feed And Seed Inspector II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is journey-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. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Feed and Seed Inspector III and is primarily reviewed through submission of activity and inspection reports and periodic on-site review; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.
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.
Trains and orients new employees when directed.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year as a Feed and Seed Inspector I with the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
One year of experience in one or more of the areas described below; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, business or public administration, biological sciences or closely related areas. (Experience which affords a knowledge of the manufacture, sale and distribution of commercial feed or seed products may be substituted for deficiencies in the required education.)
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?
Considerable knowledge of the Missouri Commercial Feed and Seed Laws.
Considerable knowledge of proper feed and seed sampling procedures as established by AOAC, AOSA and department guidelines.
Considerable 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 train and orient new employees.
Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
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