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    Summary

    The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division is responsible for developing U.S. grade standards and providing inspection, grading, certification, and audit-based services nation-wide on a user-fee basis for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and related products.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • Selects representative samples from the product lots in accordance with prescribed sampling and plans.
    • Inspects products to determine the quality, condition, and/or compliance with U.S. Grade Standards or stated contract specifications.
    • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports related to production data and grading results.
    • Makes observations to determine if plant facilities, operating methods, processing equipment and personnel are in compliance with SCI sanitation requirements and FDA regulations.
    • Observes the raw product material to establish the suitability for processing and advises plant management of the results.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

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