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Career Opportunities
FSIS offers diverse career opportunities. Jobs fall into four major categories:

  • Food Inspector / Consumer Safety Inspector
    Inspectors comprise the largest category of employees in the agency, with over 7,500 nationwide. Food Inspectors protect public health through food safety and food defense. Many career paths are possible.

  • Veterinary Opportunities
    FSIS Public Health Veterinarians (Veterinary Medical Officers) help oversee the effectiveness of farm-to-table food safety systems. FSIS is the largest employer of veterinarians in the United States.

  • Scientific Positions
    FSIS scientists protect the public by providing microbiological, pathological, chemical and other scientific analyses of meat, poultry, and egg products.

  • Administrative & Professional Positions
    FSIS offers a wide-range of administrative and professional positions including data analysts, information technology specialists, public and legislative affairs specialists, human resources specialists, risk managers, financial managers and analysts, and technical and clerical personnel.

FSIS Employees by Location and Major Occupation
The tables offer a snapshot of FSIS' permanent full-time employees (headquarters, field, laboratory) and a breakdown by occupational series.

Visit the Citizenship Requirements page for information on citizenship requirements for these positions.

Last Modified: May 22, 2009



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