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Posted: Saturday, February 3, 2018 7:38 PM

### Position Information
## Job Description
This position is assigned to facilities on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking a part-time (split) day/night shift Poultry Grader for Accomack County and surrounding areas to perform technical grading/inspections on poultry/poultry products to determine appropriate USDA grades. Duties include monitoring commercial and government specifications to ensure plant compliance with formulation and processing standards as specified by various processing contracts; ensuring maintenance of sanitation standards; training and monitoring the work of authorized plant graders; and signing off on all documentation that pertains to grading and inspection functions.
This position requires work in rotating shifts and locations. Day, evening, weekend and holiday work may be required depending on plant needs. This recruitment has been reopened to collect more applications.
## Minimum Qualifications
Working knowledge of the poultry industry, poultry processing techniques, grading standards as specified by the USDA, and specifications governing the export of products. Effective customer service, oral and written communication, organizational and computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively with plant management and agency supervisory personnel; to work with limited supervision; and to train and monitor plant personnel. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations. Prior work experience or background in poultry production, processing, or grading and in working with limited supervision. Must have or be able to obtain USDA Poultry Grading License for grading poultry/poultry products as issued by the USDA after completing a minimum of 120 hours of supervised training. Must be able to temporarily work in different plants in emergency situations and meet the physical demands of the position. Must have and maintain a valid driver s license and a driving record that reflects a sense of responsibility for highway safety and a high school diploma/equivalent.
## Preferred Qualifications
Additional coursework in poultry science or a related field. Knowledge of USDA Poultry Grading Standards and Regulations and work experience directly related to the USDA Poultry Grading Regulations and Standards. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.
## Special Requirements
Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
This position is paid for with non-general funds generated by assessing user fees for grading services requested by industry.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment (i.e. state application) through the on-line Virginia Jobs (RMS) employment site no later than the cut-off date stated in this announcement. VDACS is an equal opportunity employer & encourages candidates with disabilities to apply.
Please note that VDACS does not accept resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application; therefore, the application must be detailed and fully completed (including periods of unemployment if applicable).
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Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
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*Working Title:* Poultry Grader (Hourly/No Benefits) #W0058
*Role Title:* Agricultural Specialist III - 59013
*Job Open Date:* 02/01/2018
*Job Close Date:* 02/09/2018
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $12.36
*Agency:* Dept of Agri & Cons Services (301)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Accomack - 001
*Position Number:* W0058
*Job Posting Number:* 1032970
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Hourly/Wage
*Job Type Detail:* Wage Non-Faculty- W-1
*Pay Band:* 03
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