Also called: Seed and Fertilizer Specialist, Grain Inspector, Meat and Poultry Inspector, Plant Protection Specialist
In the Army: Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
What they do:Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
On the job, you would:
- Inspect agricultural commodities or related operations, as well as fish or logging operations, for compliance with laws and regulations governing health, quality, and safety.
- Inspect or test horticultural products or livestock to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, or infestations and to determine the quality of products or animals.
- Verify that transportation and handling procedures meet regulatory requirements.
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
Math and Science
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Word processing software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about agricultural inspectors.