Army Veterinary Food Inspection SpecialistEnlisted


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Supervises the inspection of, or inspects meat, poultry, waterfoods, eggs, dairy products, operational rations, fresh fruits and vegetables in depots, supply points, and on military installations.

The chief medical NCO is the principal non-commissioned officer who supervises, and performs related duties as the senior advisor to Commanders, Directors, and Chiefs of Departments and staff agencies on all matters pertaining to enlisted personnel; they perform these duties in multifunctional medical treatment facilities and medical staff activities, or in medical units formed under the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), or Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) concept; the chief medical NCO must be qualified in one of the following eleven MOS (68A, 68E, 68G, 68J, 68K, 68M, 68P, 68Q, 68R, 68S and 68W) at the grade MSG; must be knowledgeable in technical mission, responsibilities and operations of all medical functional activities, to include: division and higher levels of medical special, general and joint staff sections, Medical Centers, large and medium size hospitals, Medical Activities, health centers and clinics, battery, company and troop size units, and all levels of echelons for medical organizations to include all major commands; must be able to plan, coordinate and supervise activities pertaining to unit organization, training, tactical and technical operation; provides advice and makes recommendations to their senior leaders and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies their senior leader on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command/organization activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by their senior leader; ensures adherence to command/organization policies; disseminates command/organization policies, objectives and guidance to subordinate NCO Support Chain to ensure successful completion of missions; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to their senior leaders and appropriate subordinate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command/organization; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command/organization; serves as president or member of command/organization promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command/organization's "Military Member of the Quarter/Year" competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by their senior leader.

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; identify 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; performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to junior personnel; develop statistical sampling procedure; 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 food defense vulnerability assessments, quality history record and product verification record and distributes as required using the Food Defense database system; perform pest management, monitoring of packaged water supplies, and field sanitation procedures; conduct sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities; maintain MTOE and TDA organizational equipment; performs duties of and supervises the functions of preceding skill levels; 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; assist veterinarian in control of zoonotic diseases and other animal diseases of military concern and significance; reviews, consolidates and analyzes food defense inspection/assessment reports, submits and/or briefs report content as required using the Food Defense database system; conduct sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities; conducts NBC surveys and decontaminates subsistence supplies; utilize as the subject matter expert and team leader for the food protection quality assurance program.

Supervise 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, analyzes, consolidates and prepares food defense inspection/assessment technical reports as required using the Food Defense database system; reviews and updates publications; prepares and reviews correspondence; serve as advisor to veterinary officer in developing food product quality assurance programs; supports a variety of administrative and programs related ancillary duties associated with installation and MSC operations; supervises large combined veterinary service units or serves on veterinary staff; coordinate veterinary service activities with all elements of Department of Defense organizations, veterinary staff elements, and subordinate organizations; participates in command review of subordinate unit activities, evaluates training programs, and provides recommendations for improvement; develop 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.

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