A critical role in support of the health and protection of quality meat products in BC
The Ministry of Agriculture works to promote an innovative, adaptive and globally competitive agri-foods sector for the benefit of all British Columbians. The agri-foods sector (agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture and processing) is an important and successful contributor to the B.C. economy, and has responded vigorously to challenges and opportunities. The Ministry’s support of healthy and safe agri-food and seafood production and post-production processing provides new and value-added products for domestic and international markets, contributing to B.C. jobs and the economy as well as to diversified rural communities.
As a Meat Hygiene & Agri-food Inspector, you provide inspection services according to provincial policies and procedures to licensed abattoirs and perform ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of animals, recording observations and ensuring meat handling procedures are observed. You are an effective communicator, able to educate facility operators and staff regarding applicable policies and deal with potential situations of conflict. You will share expertise with new/apprenticing meat inspectors; evaluate livestock management and adherence to best practices for animal welfare; and conduct preliminary food safety inspection of meat processing activities.
You will work on a professional team committed to maintaining and establishing the standard required to keep B.C.’s meat production industry safe. If you are seeking a professional career in a role that makes a difference in the lives of British Columbians, we look forward to your application.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.