The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for 55 + seasonal Food Product Standardization Inspector II for our Citrus Fruit and Vegetable program. The positions are located in Nogales Arizona.
The major job responsibilities are to sample, inspect and issue certificates for fresh produce to ensure meeting USDA grade requirements for entry from Mexico into the United States. Respond to technical questions by industry on produce, listens, ask questions, gives information, suggestions or referrals as needed to keep industry informed as to product quality. Assists/trains other inspectors as needed, maintaining knowledge to accurately grade products. The inspectors will be required to drive their own vehicle to and from various inspection sites in Nogales and Rio Rico, Arizona, employees will be reimbursed for miles. Positions requires the employee to work in extreme conditions, such as working in coolers at the warehouse sites. You may also be required to work 10-12 hours days, 6 to 7 days a week during the peak of the season.
Inspect produce coming over the border from Mexico. You will verify that the product meets USDA requirements.
Basic Math Calculations
USDA guidelines in sample selection and grading procedures
Knowledge to interpret written instructions, rules and regulations
USDA Standards on fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts
Use of calculator and basic computer
Interpreting and applying US Grade Standards and Inspection handbook instructions
Handwriting skills and attention to detail
Consistent and unbiased judgment decision making
Follow oral and written instructions
Follow a complex and flexible work schedule
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and form a good working relationship with industry workers
Adapt to varied climatic working conditions --- hot, cold, windy etc.
USDA certification or ability to obtain certification
1+ years as a Food Product Standardization Inspector 1
Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current Arizona driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving record and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes health and dental insurance; life insurance, retirement plan and long term disability. Optional employee benefits include short-term disability, supplemental life insurance and deferred compensation.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melissa Meek at email@example.com for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.