Name: Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
Supervises the inspection of, or inspects meat, poultry, water foods, eggs, dairy products, operational rations, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Inspects food products designated for human consumption on receipt and in storage; selects food samples using statistical sampling methods, makes sensory evaluations, determines and records temperatures of products and food in storage areas; evaluates packaging, packing and marking requirements in accordance with DoD standards and contractual documents; classifies defects, determines quality of product, advises supervisor and prepares subsistence inspection reports; collects, prepares and transmits samples to laboratory for testing; identifies unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and commissary stores; operates and maintains inspection equipment; packs, unpacks, loads, unloads, and assists in setting up veterinary unit equipment; performs duties in accordance with approved standards of conduct and reports suspected fraud; performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to junior personnel; develops statistical sampling procedures; collects, prepares and transmits samples to laboratory for testing; reviews laboratory test results and compares to product requirements; records contractual deficiencies and initiates recommendations for corrective actions; conducts subsistence quality assurance inspections in food handling establishments, evaluates and recommends corrective actions for unsanitary conditions; prepares and maintains quality history record and product verification record and distributes as required; performs pest management, monitoring of packaged water supplies and field sanitation procedures; conducts sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities; develops and directs procurement quality assurance activities in contractor establishments; supervises small food inspection or combined veterinary service unit; supervises the food inspection equipment maintenance program, prepares and conducts technical training; monitors subordinate personnel performance, performs counseling and prepares evaluation reports; assists veterinarian in control of zoonotic diseases and other animal diseases of military concern and significance; reviews, consolidates and analyzes food inspection reports; conducts sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities; conducts NBC surveys and decontaminates subsistence supplies; utilized as the subject matter expert and team leader for the food protection quality assurance program.
Supervises medium sized or combined veterinary service unit; coordinates transportation, administration and logistical support of food inspectors and animal care specialists assigned to local activities and at remote sites; develops, evaluates and directs individual and collective training programs; reviews, consolidates and prepares technical reports; reviews and updates publications; prepares and reviews correspondence; serves as advisor to veterinary officer in developing food product quality assurance programs; coordinates veterinary service activities with all elements of Department of Defense organizations, veterinary staff elements and subordinate organizations; participates in command review of subordinate unit activities, evaluates training programs and provides recommendations for improvement; develops budgets, training schedules and authorization documents; assists commander in strategic planning, risk management procedures, tactical communication plans and advises commander on all issues involving enlisted soldiers.
Supervises large combined veterinary service units or serves on veterinary staff; coordinates veterinary service activities with all elements of Department of Defense organizations, veterinary staff elements and subordinate organizations; participates in command review of subordinate unit activities, evaluates training programs and provides recommendations for improvement; develops budgets, training schedules and authorization documents; assists commander in strategic planning, risk management procedures, tactical communication plans and advises commander on all issues involving enlisted soldiers; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants’ or Sergeants’ Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command’s Military Member of the Quarter/Year competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.