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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  19095

 Agency:  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023 
Salary:  $4,734 - $6,508/anticipated monthly starting salary  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Cook; DuPage; Kankakee; Will  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  VR706


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors.  Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


This position serves in a regional capacity. Persons serving in this role are required to assume residency in one of the Counties identified under the Conditions of Employment section which includes Cook County south of the 290 expressway, DuPage County south of Roosevelt Road, Will County, or Kankakee County and will be required to work from their home location as a base of daily operational headquarters to service their designated worksites.


Posting Identification Number 19095


Position Overview

The Department of Agriculture is seeking to hire a Meat and Poultry Inspector Supervisor in Cook County.  Meat and Poultry Inspectors are essential employees on the front lines of protecting our food production system.  The successful candidate will be supervising the Meat and Poultry Inspectors located in Region 1, Circuit 3 of the state.  We invite qualified applicants to apply for this position to help the Department of Agriculture ensure the production of safe and wholesome meat and poultry products.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as working supervisor of the Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection.
  2. Conducts reviews of state inspected and licensed slaughtering and processing establishments.
  3. Receives and evaluates reports filed by inspectors.
  4. Offers advice and guidance to meat and poultry industry member on how to obtain compliance with and achieve program objectives.
  5. Conducts inspections on an intermittent basis, in emergencies or when an assigned inspector is absent.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to high school, preferably with courses in algebra, biology or chemistry.

2. Requires the successful completion of an agency approved meat and poultry inspection training program.

3. Requires two years’ experience as a Meat and Poultry Inspector.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid Illinois Driver’s License and the ability to travel between work assignments.
  2. Requires ability to lift materials weighing up to 20 pounds
  3. Requires English verbal and written skills.
  4. Requires ability to adapt to and tolerate humane slaughtering and destruction of animals and poultry.
  5. Requires ability to work under adverse conditions such as long hours, extreme temperatures, high noise levels, slippery conditions, risk from moving carts or forklifts, or the operation of meat cutting and sawing equipment.
  6. Must reside in Cook County south of the 290 expressway, DuPage County south of Roosevelt Road, Will County, or Kankakee County.

Work Hours:  7:30 am - 2:30 pm/Monday-Friday (work hours may vary)  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources


Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.



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AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  


AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually


If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today!