Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist

Branch: 
Medical Service Corps
CMF: 
68R
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Supervises the inspection of, or inspects, meat, poultry, water foods, eggs, dairy products, operational rations, fresh fruits, and vegetables in depots, supply points, and on military installations to assure a safe, high quality food supply for DoD personnel in all environments with emphasis on the field wartime environment.

Skill Level 1 Inspects food products designated for human consumption on receipt and in storage. Selects food samples using statistical sampling methods, makes sensory evaluations, determines and records temperatures of products and food in storage areas. Evaluates packaging, packing, and marking requirements in accordance with DoD standards and contractual documents. Classifies defects, determines quality of product, advises supervisor, and prepares subsistence inspection reports. Collects, prepares, and transmits samples to laboratory for testing. Identifies unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and commissary stores. Operates and maintains inspection equipment. Packs, unpacks, loads, unloads, and assists in setting up veterinary unit equipment. Performs duties in accordance with approved standards of conduct and reports suspected fraud.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to junior personnel. Develops statistical sampling procedures. Collects, prepares, and transmits samples to laboratory for testing. Reviews laboratory test results and compares to product requirements. Records contractual deficiencies and initiates recommendations for corrective actions. Conducts subsistence quality assurance inspections in food handling establishments; evaluates and recommends corrective actions for unsanitary conditions. Prepares and maintains quality history record and product verification record and distributes as required. Performs pest management, monitoring of packaged water supplies, and field sanitation procedures. Conducts sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities.

Skill Level 3 Develops and directs procurement quality assurance activities in contractor establishments. Supervises small food inspection or combined veterinary service unit. Supervises the food inspection equipment maintenance program; prepares and conducts technical training. Monitors subordinate personnel performance, performs counseling, and prepares evaluation reports. Assists veterinarian in control of zoonotic diseases and other animal diseases of military concern and significance. Reviews, consolidates, and analyzes food inspection reports. Conducts sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities. Conducts NBC surveys and decontaminates subsistence supplies. Utilized as the subject matter expert and team leader for the food protection quality assurance program.

Skill Level 4 Supervises medium sized or combined veterinary service unit. Coordinates transportation, administration, and logistical support of food inspectors and animal care specialists assigned to local activities and at remote sites. Develops, evaluates, and directs individual and collective training programs. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical reports. Reviews and updates publications. Prepares and reviews correspondence. Serves as adviser to veterinary officer in developing food product quality assurance programs.

Skill Level 5 Supervises large combined veterinary service units or serves on veterinary staff. Coordinates veterinary service activities with all elements of Department of Defense organizations, veterinary staff elements, and suborinate organizations. Participates in command review of subordinate unit activities, evaluates training programs, and provides recommendations for improvement. Develops budgets, training schedules, and authorization documents. Assists commander in strategic planning, risk management procedures, tactical communication plans, and advises commander on all issues involving enlisted soldiers.

Physical Demands Rating: 
moderately heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
222221
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
100 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
Education: 
High school diploma or GED with credit for general science or mathematics (minimum score of 45 on GED Test 5, High School level is satisfactory for math requirements).
Other Qualifications: 
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 91R course, or the RC AOCP nonresident—two week resident course, conducted under the auspices of the AHS) mandatory.
  • No pattern of undesirable behavior as evidenced by civilian or military record.
  • Normal color vision and good near vision
  • Possession of normal olfactory senses
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