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Complete a Food Inspector Application

FSIS has more than 7,500 Food Inspectors working in commercial food plants nationwide. Inspectors provide the first line of defense against adulterated meat and poultry products. They are responsible for much of the day-to-day inspection of animals before and after slaughter.


Recruitment and Retention Incentives for FSIS Food Inspectors


ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Carefully review the job announcement available on the USAJOBS website.

  • Enter FSIS Food Inspector in search box on home page and select radio button for U.S. citizens to retrieve current vacancy announcements open to the general public.
  • Enter FSIS Food Inspector in search box on home page and select radio button for Federal Employees to retrieve current vacancy announcements open to status candidates.
  • The announcement  for intermittent food inspectors is open continuously: Job Announcement for Intermittent Food Inspector

STEP 2: Apply online. Click on "Apply Online" on the right side of the job announcement. Sign in to or Create your USAJOBS account.

STEP 3: Submit a resume. While in your USAJOBS account, you will have the opportunity to select one of your stored USAJOBS resumes, or to create or upload a new resume.

  • Your resume should include: 
    • Details of your work experience relevant to this position, including your duties and responsibilities, dates (month/year) and hours worked per week for each position; 
    • College degrees earned; 
    • The Job Announcement Number; 
    • The position and grade level you are applying for; and 
    • Your full name, complete mailing address, day/evening telephone numbers and current email address. 

STEP 4: Upload documents. Upload any applicable documents such as your transcripts; resume; veterans' preference documents.

  • If you are qualifying for the position based on education, a copy of your official transcripts is required. To receive veterans' preference, a copy of your Member 4, DD-214 is required. You must also submit your signed SF-15, form and supporting documentation from the VA if you are claiming 10-point preference.
  • Follow all the steps. Complete the biographical profile. Select up to five geographic locations where you would like to work.

STEP 5: Complete the Online Application and Assessment Questionnaire. After you have previewed and selected the resume you want to use and uploaded required documents, you will need to review and acknowledge the certification statement. Click on Continue to Agency Site to continue the application process. Your resume and documents will transfer to the FSIS application site. Verify the documents you selected from USAJOBS transferred correctly and attach any additional documents that may not have transferred or that may be required.

  • Complete the Assessment Questionnaire by carefully answering all of the questions.
  • To complete your online application, click on Begin Application Submission. "Complete" status certifies that a response has been provided for all mandatory questions (annotated with an *). This status does not indicate that other information/documentation as required in the announcement has been provided. You must ensure that all information/documentation as stated in the announcement is provided.
  • Click on Submit Now to submit your application or on Submit Later to save your application and finish at a later time. Once you have submitted your application, you should see the following:

Application Form Status: Complete and Submitted

Your application has now been submitted

  • To complete the application process, click on Return to USAJOBS.
  • You will receive an email from erecruit@fsis.usda.gov acknowledging receipt of your online application.

Additional Information for the Individual Job Announcements

FULL-TIME (Permanent) FOOD INSPECTOR

INTERMITTENT FOOD INSPECTOR

 

Last Modified Apr 29, 2016