Job Overview


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting the public's health by ensuring the safety of the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It's ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service ( Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit

The locations listed in this announcement are covered by the Office of Field Operations, Alameda District Office. Vacancies covered by this announcement are located in the following states: Arizona,Nevada.Calfornia

SALARY RANGE:  Salaries shown reflect Rest of US (RUS) pay only.  Additional locality pay may apply.  For more information about locality pay, pleaseCLICK HERE.
Permanent Recruitment: This announcement will be used to collect applications from applicants and will be used to fill vacancies as they become available. Your application is valid for 90 days following the closing date of the announcement unless otherwise notified. We are not able to predict if or when vacancies will be filled in specific geographic areas. You will be contacted when a position matching your geographic preference becomes available and you are among the best qualified applicants being considered for a position.


Entry-level Food Inspector positions filled through this job announcement work in slaughter plants. Our Food Inspectors:

  • Examine food animals in privately-owned meat or poultry plants
  • Perform their duties before and after slaughter, guaranteeing that the product is not contaminated
  • Maintain sanitation procedures
  • Are a valued member of a dynamic team that ensures the product is fit to eat and compliant with Federal laws
To experience what it is like to work in a slaughter plant as a Food Inspector, please CLICK HERE.  For additional information about training, please CLICK HERE.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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