Asst Director Meat Inspection (Columbia, SC)

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC, USA
  • Feb 08, 2018

Job Description

Clemson University

Location Livestock/Poultry/Health
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


As Assistant Director of the South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection Department, a successful applicant would be responsible for providing assistance in directing statewide inspection operations and the inspection workforce to conduct a meat and poultry inspection program that fully complies with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Develop and implement inspection programs, policies and procedures. Assure that meat and poultry products processed under state inspection are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. Serve as a State Emergency Response Team member for the Animal Emergency Response.


40% - Essential - Inspection Program Management:
Provides input in developing policies, rules and procedures applicable to enforcement of meat and poultry inspection laws and regulations. Directs and conducts a pre-operational and operational sanitation inspection program and hazard analysis critical point system of assigned food processing plants to ensure that food products are safe, wholesome and properly labeled.

20% - Essential - Inspection Program Personnel Management:
Directs inspection personnel in a multi-county area in performing antemortem and postmortem examinations of food animals to prevent food diseased and adulterated tissues from entering the food chain for human consumption. Develops recommendations for the Director.

20% - Essential - Product Testing Management:
Monitors product testing required by the pathogen reduction program. Manages the Public Health Information System to ensure an accurate and timely database. Prepares reports for the Director.

10% - Essential - State Emergency Response Team:
Serves as a State Emergency Response Team member for the Emergency Response Function #17, providing animal emergency response at the South Carolina Management Division during exercises and actual emergencies.

10% - Essential - Training and Professional Development:
Assists the Director in preparing training programs for inspection staff in all areas of inspection. Attends meetings and conferences to stay abreast of developments in veterinary pathology, public health, and related administrative procedures.


Applicant must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and possess a masters degree in either veterinary pathology, public health, food technology or a related field with two years work experience utilizing specialized training or graduation from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and four years postgraduate training or experience in the field of pathology, public health or food technology. Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine or related professional specialty recognized by the AVMA is highly desirable.


Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others - Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


Walk or move about
Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually
Move, transport, raise or lower
Extends hands or arms in any direction
Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision


Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet or humid
Mechanical hazards
Chemical hazards
Electrical hazards
Burn hazards
Overnight Travel
Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.


For full consideration, resumes, letter of application and references should be submitted online at by October 1, 2017. Review of materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested individuals may direct questions to:

Dr. James T. Miller, Director

SC Meat Poultry Inspection Department

P.O. Box 102406

Columbia, SC 29224-2406


For more information, please call

(803) 788-8747


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.