Are you a veterinarian looking to make a difference in the safety of Wisconsin's meat products? Join the team at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as a Meat Safety Veterinarian!
A $2,000 sign-on bonus is availableto applicants who do not have any prior permanent full-time state service in the last five years. The sign-on bonus would be split equally between the first paycheck ($1,000) and upon achievement of permanent status after successful completion of the 12-month probationary period ($1,000).
Who We Are: The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) works hard to protect and promote Wisconsin’s agricultural industries and consumers. As an agency, we strive to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. To successfully attain these goals, we recognize our success hinges on the diverse, well qualified, dedicated staff we employ and retain.
What We're Looking For: The DATCP’s Division Food and Recreational Safety is recruiting for a Meat Safety Veterinarian to fill an employment opportunity with the Bureau of Meat and Poultry Businesses.
Where This Position is Located: This position is field based, will be headquartered and conduct work within the following counties: Brown, Outagamie, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Calumet and Sheboygan
This position offers the State of Wisconsin’s excellent benefits package, which includes 19.5 days of paid time off to start, 9 paid holidays, accrued sick leave, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan!
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This is a professional position serving as a Meat Safety Veterinarian, providing essential veterinary meat inspection services for the Bureau of Meat and Poultry Businesses (BMPB). This position is responsible for protecting the public’s health from foodborne hazards, ensuring animal welfare, and in assisting in livestock disease control.
Work primarily consists of:
Accurately performing dispositions of animals and/ or carcasses retained concerning the wholesomeness or adulteration of them based on professional diagnosis of pathological conditions and public health criteria as set forth in regulations.
Enforcement of laws, regulations, and performance standards associated with humane handling of animals, ante-mortem and post-mortem slaughter inspection activities, disposal of condemned animals or carcasses, sanitation, and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulatory requirements.
Providing training and oversight to inspection staff and industry personnel.
Conducting humane handling verification activities or good commercial practices correlation visits.
Collateral duties may include providing support for daily inspection activities and performing food safety assessments.
Graduation from an AVMA accredited college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent
Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, credentials to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Wisconsin
You are required to upload the appropriate credentials with your application (transcripts, diploma, certificates, etc.). If you do not upload these materials, your application will not be considered.
It is critically important your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria. The job experts who evaluate your application materials must be able to make an accurate assessment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not meet at least the minimum qualifications or who do not clearly identify minimum qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.