WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture will hold a job fair July 16-19 designed to speed up the hiring process for veterinarians to work at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The event will be held at the agency’s district office in Denver, where candidates can not only apply for open positions with the FSIS, but also be interviewed, medically examined and possibly be offered a job overseeing food safety systems at federally inspected meat and poultry processing plants.

According to a statement from the USDA, “Veterinary education and expertise is greatly valued in FSIS and can lead to various growth opportunities in the agency.” It goes on to detail the benefits afforded to veterinarians working at the FSIS, including providing a favorable work-life balance, health care and retirement programs and a competitive salary. Hiring bonuses are offered for positions in some locations.

The FSIS is the largest employer of veterinarians in the country and this event is the second of its kind, following a pilot campaign held this past April in Minnesota, which resulted in nine tentative job offers being made.  

Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume, a photo identification card and information about their work and residence history to the event and to visit the agency’s job website to begin the application process prior to coming to the event at: www.USAJobs.gov.