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    Summary

    For more information on the FSIS Adel A. Malak Scholarship, click here.

    After agreeing to the conditions of the internship by signing all applicable agreements, the student selected will begin receiving tuition benefits at the start of the Fall 2019 semester.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy will close at 11:59 pm ET on the closing date; priority will be given to the first 200 applicants

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    Responsibilities

    • These positions are Excepted Service appointments in the FSIS Office of Field Operations (OFO), which is the frontline in inspecting meat, poultry, and processed egg products.
    • Employees coordinate inspection/enforcement activities in more than 6,000 federally inspected establishments nationwide, as well as at import establishments, ensuring that the products that FSIS regulates are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.
    • This office also is responsible for ensuring that the regulated product that is imported into the United States meets our standards, and that the regulated product that is exported to other nations meets the standards that they have set forth.
    • As a Student Trainee (Veterinary) you will:
    • Assist in the examination of livestock and poultry for the purpose of detecting diseases or abnormalities which would render the meat unfit for human food purposes.
    • Work with line inspectors to perform visual, tactile and incisory inspections of heads, viscera, carcasses, and edible offal.
    • Assist in making dispositions on abnormal animals/carcasses/birds retained for veterinary examination. These dispositions will include infectious diseases, neoplasms, trauma, contamination, poisonings, residues, metabolic disorders, etc.
    • Assist a program veterinarian in performing activities to verify that animals are handled and treated humanely.
    • Observe conditions in the plant to ensure the plant is following its Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs).
    • Observe conditions in the plant to ensure that sanitary conditions meet prescribed requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521885700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.