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Date:  May 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  27601

 Agency:  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 07/02/2023 
Salary:  $5,348 - $7,745/anticipated monthly starting salary  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  LaSalle; Boone; Bureau; Carroll; DeKalb; Grundy; Henry; Jo Daviess; Kane; Kendall; Lee; Marshall; McHenry; Mercer; Ogle; Putnam; Rock Island; Stark; Stephenson; Whiteside; Winnebago  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC056  

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.

Posting Identification Number 27601


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 LaSalle County or the following counties: Jo Davies, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Putnam, Marshal, Stark, Bureau, Henry, Mercer, or Rock Island and will be required to work from their home location as a base of daily operational headquarters to service their designated worksites.

Position Overview

The Department of Agriculture is seeking to hire a Veterinary Consumer Safety Officer in LaSalle County.  This position ensures the handling, processing and disposal of food animals in slaughter establishments are safe and up to state standards. This successfully will also assist in the training of the Meat and Poultry Inspectors.  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. Verifies the design and proper functioning of a plant’s food safety and process control systems by utilizing veterinary training in microbiology, food science, biology chemistry and/or agriculture to assess the scientific adequacy of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), microbiological verification sampling protocols, or other protection assessments.
  2. Assists the Bureau Chief in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Bureau policies, programs and procedures for slaughter and processing of meat and poultry.
  3. Develops and maintains ongoing communication and advisory work between supervisors, industry personnel, public health and the USDA.
  4. Performs announced and unannounced visits of slaughter establishments to ensure humane handling and slaughtering of animals.
  5. Collects information pertaining to product recalls, consumer complaints, or other public health concerns.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DMV) or a Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) from an accredited school or college of veterinary medicine.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers experience applying the knowledge of practical psychology and human relations necessary to effectively communicate with persons of all educational levels.
  2. Prefers experience establishing and furthering acceptable working relationships with veterinary practitioners, regulatory personnel, county personnel, plant personnel, herd owners, and members of related industrie

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires possession of valid driver's license.
  2. Requires ability to travel statewide in the performance of duty.
  3. Requires the ability to safely navigate potentially hazardous environments such as those with slippery conditions, operating moving carts and forklifts, and/or of meat cutting and sawing equipment.
  4. Requires ability to work in adverse conditions such as long hours, extreme temperatures and high noise levels.
  5. Must reside in LaSalle County or the following counties: Jo Davies, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Putnam, Marshal, Stark, Bureau, Henry, Mercer, or Rock Island.


Work Hours:  7:00am - 3:30pm/Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources


Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Function:  Environmental & Natural Resources  


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 Stat 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!

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