AFRPS Program Specialist (Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards)

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Wake County,  North Carolina

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.

This position will assist the AFRPS (Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards) Coordinator in conducting the self-assessment against the AFRPS Standards by conducting timely and thorough review of requested areas of current feed law to include the rules and regulations by which the laws are enforced.  Position will assist in the development and writing of policies and procedures for all areas within the program to include inspections, feed related emergency response investigations, sampling, compliance, training, and audits; maintain a feed facility inventory; conduct a facility risk assessment; establish criteria for field and desk audits; develop an enforcement matrix; review current sampling plans for improvements needed for collecting, storing and transporting samples; and assist with the development and implementation of outreach programs targeting feed safety.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Ability to learn North Carolina and federal laws, rules and regulations that govern the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of feed and feed ingredients
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in oral and written form
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, to gather and analyze documentary evidence and to prepare oral and written reports
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and regulated industry representatives
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with inspectors, department and division personnel, and federal, state and local agency representatives, industry representatives and the public

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in animal science, poultry science or related curriculum with coursework in nutrition from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in feed manufacturing and compliance work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

**If your degree is NOT Animal Science or Poultry Science, you MUST attach a transcript to your application to show coursework in nutrition.  Credit will not be given for related degrees unless a transcript is provided at the time you apply.**

Note:  Closely related curriculums include, but is not limited to Agronomy, Agricultural Science and Food Science.

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