Shipping Point Inspector 1

Department of Agriculture
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Department of Agriculture

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2, 823 - 4,073

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Shipping Point Inspector 1

Job Description:

Oregon Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for two Shipping Point Inspection 1 to join our Market Access and Certification Program Area.

What you’ll be doing

As Shipping Point Inspector 1, you will provide traditional shipping point inspections and certification of

nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables. This includes sampling and inspection of sample; records note and writes certificates of grade or inspection reports with all pertinent information on the kind of product, variety, brand, manifest, car or truck numbers, container size and type, etc.

The Shipping Point Inspector 1 is a seasonal part -time position, located in Hood River, Oregon.

Working conditions

  • Works with industry members in inspection program related issues. Works with company owners and managers, which requires a high level of professionalism including appropriate attire, like that as worn by these contacts.

  • Other conditions: working long hours as needed; occasionally working with industry members in matters relating to contentious issues works regularly in field conditions with exposure to weather.

  • Working long hours as dictated by workload (seasonally), travel required at various times for one to two weeks at a time, regular lifting of objects 50-60 lbs. This position frequently works weekends, holidays, evening, and split shifts.

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What we’re looking for:

  • One season of experience as a shipping point inspector aide

  • The Shipping Point Inspector 1 may not be a year-around position and works as work is available.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.


  • One year of experience in a commercial fruit or vegetable growing, grading, or marketing enterprise.

Must have a valid driver's license, and a good driving record or be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.

How to apply:

You must submit a resume to be considered.

The selection process will consist of a review of the material provided and an evaluation of experience and training.  Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements for this position will be invited to interview.

  • Ensure your application shows your relevant work experience and/or related education; this may be in the form of a filled-out application and/or through an attached resume.

  • Upon submitting your application, please be sure to check your Workday account for additional tasks to complete such as questionnaires and to request veteran’s preferences (if applicable).

Learn more about the Oregon Department of Agriculture:

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works to ensure healthy natural resources, environment, and economy for Oregonians now and in the future through inspection and certification, regulation, and promotion of agriculture and food. Check out our video to learn more about us!

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What’s in it for you

The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses. More information is available from the Public Employees Benefit Board.

Additional Information:

  • Current state employees, please apply through your employee Workday account.

  • Important: Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. The required application materials submitted at time of application will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

  • This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

  • The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6.95%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details, or you may visit our website for information on Pay Equity.

  • United States Employment Eligibility: The Oregon Department of Agriculture does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. The Oregon Employment Department is an E-Verify employer. If you are the successful candidate, you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (See page 3) for employment verification.

Questions/Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment or need an accommodation for the recruitment process, please contact Lee Whiting at or call 503-986-4585.