New job Fruit & Vegetable Inspector 8-E10 in Michigan

Fruit & Vegetable Inspector 8-E10

Company : State of Michigan
Salary : $17.61 - $28.25 an hour
Location : Michigan

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Job Description

Food and Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Michigan. Grow with us and make a difference!

About this Position:

This position inspects produce for quality or condition at request of shipper, retailer, clients, etc. Inspects outgoing produce for government, military, export or domestic use; able to apply grades and standards in USDA Handbooks and standards on all fruits and vegetables; documents inspections and report on proper USDA certificates and note sheets; communicates findings to clients and proper authorities; and audits facilities upon request using approved USDA guidelines for GAP and GHP.

This position is required to follow established standard operating procedures and meet quality, quantity and timeliness standards for assigned work.

This positions work station is located in Kent County.

Position Description

About MDARD:
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public's food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.

MDARD is committed to a department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion program that builds upon our values and invests in our employees. We provide an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.

Required Education and Experience

Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.


Fruits and Vegetable Inspector 8
One year of experience in the production, processing, handling, inspection, or sale of fruits and/or vegetables or equivalent to a Fruits and Vegetable Inspector 6.

Fruits and Vegetable Inspector 9
Two years of experience equivalent to a Fruits and Vegetable Inspector, including one year equivalent to a Fruits and Vegetable inspector 8.

Fruits and Vegetable Inspector E10
Three years of experience equivalent to a Fruits and Vegetable Inspector, including one year equivalent to a Fruits and Vegetable inspector 9.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a multiple commodity license including fresh and processed produce may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Fruits and Vegetable Inspector E10
Full licensure as a collaborator with multiple commodities may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Additional Requirements and Information

Candidates will be required to qualify for a USDA license for fruits and vegetable inspection before appointment.

Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.

Click the following link to view competitive benefit packages the State of Michigan offers!
MiCSC - Employee Benefits

Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

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