Meat Inspector

Samburu County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Samburu County Public Service Board invites applications from qualified Persons to fill the above vacant positions in the County Government of Samburu.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

A. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES

11. Meat Inspector (JOB GROUP CPSB 08) (1 POST)

This will be the entry and Training Grade into this Cadre. An Officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior Officer. He/she will report to the Sub-County Veterinary Officer. A Meat Inspector ensures that meat is safe from contamination and that the process it goes through follows Quality Assurance Regulations as per the law. They inspect all meat products including, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, etc. before the initial packaging.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i.    Inspect and grade various types and cuts of meat.
ii.    Inspect live animals, game or poultry for any signs of disease.
iii.    Making sure that unfit meat is destroyed properly.
iv.    Conduct post mortem examinations on diseased animals.
v.    Examine samples for bacterial or non-desirable excess material.
vi.    Prepare reports from test results.
vii.    Observe Employees and daily procedures to assure Standards are met
viii.    Send animal tissue to lab for testing.
ix.    Perform quality control analysis including tests and inspections of products and processes.
x.     Serve as the on-site liaison with regulatory officials, safety inspectors, compliance auditors and other external personnel.
xi.     Manage and perform daily pre-operational, operational and mid-shift clean maintenance inspections and tours by utilizing visual cues and observations and microbiological analysis.
xii.    Assure and ensure strict adherence and compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
xiii.    Manage Vendor Certification program.
xiv.    Direct and perform shelf life and other inventory-related studies for product quality and safety, material freshness, aging, molding, and preservation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
For appointment to this grade, a Candidate must: -

i.    Be in a possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized Institution including Meat Inspection.
ii.    Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board and
iii.    Have a Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized Institution.
iv.    Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.
a)  Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation
b) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
c)  Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
d) Clearance from the Ethics &Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
e)  Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

HOW TO APPLY:
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side and submitted in any of the following ways: -

i)    Posted applications should be addressed to:

Secretary/CEO,
Samburu County Public Service Board,
P.O Box 3-20600,
MARALAL.

ii)     Hand Delivery applications should be delivered to the Secretary, Samburu County Public Service Board Offices during working hours (8.00am -5.00pm)
iii)     Applications should be submitted to the undersigned by the close of business on or before 5th March, 2021.
iv)     Only shortlisted and successful Candidates will be contacted.

Samburu County Government is an equal opportunity employer committed to values of inclusion and seeks diverse workforce. Women, persons with disabilities and the Youth are encouraged to apply.

CS Josphat Lodi Lekamario,
Secretary/CEO,
SAMBURU COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD.

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