Inspection Supervisor

Wyoming Department of Agriculture logoCompany:  Wyoming Department of Agriculture

Location:   Cheyenne, WY

Date Posted:   January 24, 2020

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:   Full time

Salary:  $5,288.77 - $6,815.43 Monthly

Inspection Supervisor

About the Position


The Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Consumer Health Services Division is seeking a Cheyenne based Inspection Supervisor. This Inspection Supervisor will perform quarterly reviews of meat plants and training staff and industry to maintain USDA standards for a state meat inspection program. They will supervise field staff, perform a variety of tasks in the enforcement of state and federal food and drug, meat, dairy and egg laws, and health and sanitation; inspect plants, temporary food stands, water hauling trucks, and bed and breakfast establishments within an area to ensure compliance with state standards. The position will perform epidemiological investigations; confer with and advises the public on complaints and public health standards. The Inspection Supervisor also audits and reviews inspection staff in the field to assure inspection policies and procedures are being followed.

Human Resource Contact: (307) 777-7003

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Assists with managing "equal to" status for state meat inspection program.
  • Responsible for on-site inspections, monitoring visits and investigation of complaints.
  • Performs tasks in a variety of regulatory programs in the enforcement of state and federal statutes and rules.
  • Responsible for supervisory duties including performance planning, training, guiding, motivating, and counseling subordinates.
  • Assists with the interpretation of rules, regulations and enforcement actions.
  • Assists with developing, planning and implementing division programs, policies and operating procedures.
  • Assists with division strategic planning, legislative and rulemaking efforts.
  • Supervises and implements training programs internally and externally.
  • Plans and conducts detailed investigations/inspections.
  • Investigates accidents and complaints and makes recommendations regarding solutions and improvements.
  • Assists with budget development.
  • Review statutes, rules and regulations to maintain compliance.
  • May assist in drafting legislation as requested.



Preference may be given to a candidate with a Bachelor's degree in sciences and 3 or more years of experience.
Preference may be given to a candidate with Certified Professional in Food Safety (CPFS) or Registered Environmental Health / Specialist Registered Sanitarian (REH/RS) credentials.


  • Knowledge of federal and state meat, poultry, food and drug, childcare, swimming pool, dairy and egg regulations, and labeling laws.
  • Knowledge of HACCP principles.
  • Knowledge of principles and concepts of microbiology, chemistry and food service.
  • Knowledge of practices, procedures, methods of techniques of inspection surveying, sampling and reviewing blueprints and facility designs for all types of facilities inspected.
  • Knowledge of water supplies and sewage system designs and operations as affected by food safety and public health.
  • Knowledge and practical application of sound management principles and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of report writing.
  • Knowledge of basic research methods.
  • Knowledge of record-keeping and computer systems.


Bachelor's Degree (typically in Management)

1-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Inspection) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Inspection Specialist


Education & Experience Substitution:
4-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Inspection) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Inspection Specialist

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to read and operate testing equipment.
  • Must be able to perform meat slaughter and processing inspections in a damp environment.


  • FLSA: Exempt
  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
  • The Department of Agriculture may use a video interview as a mandatory first step of our process. If chosen for a video interview you will receive an email with all the necessary information to complete this process.
  • The successful candidate shall demonstrate their qualifications by being a Certified Professional in Food Safety (CPFS) or a Registered Environmental Health / Specialist Registered Sanitarian (REH/RS) or able to become certified within one year of employment.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information

010-Department of Agriculture - Consumer Health Services

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

State of Wyoming
Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

How to Apply

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