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New Job Meat Inspector In Alberta

Meat Inspector
Meat Inspector

Meat Inspector

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,481–$5,869 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 31479

Ministry: Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development

Location: Airdrie

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: August 08, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 4

About Us


Under the leadership of the Food Safety Branch, the Meat & Dairy Inspection Section (MDIS) is responsible for regulating 115 red meat and poultry abattoirs, 110 mobile butchers and 48 mobile butcher facilities in Alberta. Join the teams located in Airdrie as a Meat Inspector and help play a role in maintaining Alberta's reputation for excellence in food safety! As a Meat Inspector, you will be responsible for providing inspection services at provincial abattoirs. Duties while performing kill floor inspection services will include: pre-operation inspection, ante and post-mortem examination of animals, completion of time reporting and relevant inspection documentation.

This work requires an understanding of animal diseases and pathology, humane handling and stunning requirements, sanitation practices, and food safety control programs. This position is a regulatory role and involves the onsite enforcement of provincial statutes administered by the Meat & Dairy Inspection Section (MDIS). You must be familiar with and have the ability to interpret the Meat Inspection Act, Meat Inspection Regulation, and Meat Facility Standards.


Two-year technical diploma in a related field, such as Animal Science, Animal Health Technology, or Food Safety/Food Science, plus a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience in kill floor antemortem and post-mortem meat inspection. Knowledge of animal diseases/pathology is required.

Applicants with experience within the Canadian federal or provincial meat inspection system are preferred.

Additional requirements include:

  • Proficiency in operating computer technology and computer applications for daily communication and the preparation of inspection reports/documentation
  • Ability to comprehend, review and interpret various legislative and regulatory documentation
  • A valid Alberta driver’s license and a commercial driver’s abstract

Additional years of experience as a meat inspector are acceptable as an equivalency for the years of education requirement.

Equivalencies may be considered for vacancies at a lower classification level.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

About Your Competencies:

  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Application of sound knowledge of risk assessment and good manufacturing practices to determine appropriate corrective actions.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Applying verbal communication, negotiation and conflict management skills while working with abattoir operators and staff to ensure daily abattoir operations consider stakeholder needs while meeting legislative requirements.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Ensuring that documentation of your role is completed and submitted per MDIS's operational requirements. Successful candidate handles themselves professionally during trying times. The government values of respect, accountability, integrity and excellence will be vital in your daily activities.


$2,240.65 - $2,934.53 biweekly ($58,480 - $76,591 / year)


This role is a temporary, full-time position anticipated for a 6-month term upon hire, with the standard weekly work hours of 36.25, Monday to Friday. Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening.

A valid Alberta driver’s license and a commercial driver’s abstract is required. Successful candidates may need to drive long distances before and after shifts.

The ability to travel within Alberta is required.

What We Offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

    It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

    Closing Statement

    This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

    If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at [email protected]

    If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check