MOS 68R—Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 68R, Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 95
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 8 weeks at Ft Sam Houston, Texas
Other Requirements

Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (MOS 68R) Description / Major Duties:

The veterinary food inspection specialist supervises the inspection of, or inspects meat, poultry, waterfoods, eggs, dairy products, operational rations, fresh fruits and vegetables in depots, supply points, and on military installations to assure a safe, high quality food supply for DoD personnel in all environments with emphasis on the field wartime environment.

Duties for MOS 68R at each skill level are:

MOSC 68R1O. Inspects food products designated for human consumption on receipt and in storage. Selects food samples using statistical sampling methods, makes sensory evaluations, determines and records temperatures of products and food in storage areas. Evaluates packaging, packing and marking requirements in accordance with DoD standards and contractual documents. Classifies defects, determines quality of product, advises supervisor and prepares subsistence inspection reports. Collects, prepares and transmits samples to laboratory for testing. Identify unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and commissary stores. Operates and maintains inspection equipment. Packs, unpacks, loads, unloads and assists in setting up veterinary unit equipment. Performs duties in accordance with approved standards of conduct and reports suspected fraud.

MOSC 68R2O. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to junior personnel. Develop statistical sampling procedure. Collects, prepares, and transmits samples to laboratory for testing. Reviews laboratory test results and compares to product requirements. Records contractual deficiencies and initiates recommendations for corrective actions. Conducts subsistence quality assurance inspections in food handling establishments, evaluates and recommends corrective actions for unsanitary conditions. Prepares and maintains quality history record and product verification record and distributes as required. Perform pest management, monitoring of packaged water supplies, and field sanitation procedures. Conduct sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities. Maintain MTOE and TDA organizational equipment.

MOSC 68R3O. Performs duties of and supervises the functions of preceding skill levels. Develops and directs procurement quality assurance activities in contractor establishments. Supervises small food inspection or combined veterinary service unit. Supervises the food inspection equipment maintenance program, prepares and conducts technical training. Monitors subordinate personnel performance, performs counseling and prepares evaluation reports. Assist veterinarian in control of zoonotic diseases and other animal diseases of military concern and significance. Reviews, consolidates and analyzes food inspection reports. Conduct sanitary inspections in military and commercial facilities. Conducts NBC surveys and decontaminates subsistence supplies. Utilize as the subject matter expert and team leader for the food protection quality assurance program.

MOSC 68R4O. Supervise medium sized or combined veterinary service unit. Coordinates transportation, administration, and logistical support of food inspectors and animal care specialists assigned to local activities and at remote sites. Develops, evaluates, and directs individual and collective training programs. Reviews, consolidates and prepares technical reports. Reviews and updates publications. Prepares and reviews correspondence. Serve as advisor to veterinary officer in developing food product quality assurance programs. Supports a variety of administrative and programs related ancillary duties associated with installation and MSC operations.

MOSC 68R5O. Supervises large combined veterinary service units or serves on veterinary staff. Coordinate veterinary service activities with all elements of Department of Defense organizations, veterinary staff elements, and subordinate organizations. Participates in command review of subordinate unit activities, evaluates training programs, and provides recommendations for improvement. Develop budgets, training schedules, and authorization documents. Assists commander in strategic planning, risk management procedures, tactical communication plans, and advises commander on all issues involving enlisted soldiers.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 68R:

(1) Normal color vision and good near vision.
(2) Possession of normal olfactory senses.
(3) Must have passed high school general science, or mathematics with a “C” grade or higher. A minimum score of 45 on GED Test 5, high school level is satisfactory for math requirements.
(4) Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator’s permit/license.
(5) No history of a felony conviction.
(6) No history of conviction of crimes involving:
(a) Any weapons/ammunition/explosives/arson charges.
(b) Any drug activity involving illegal possession, buying, selling or distribution (dealing) of controlled substances or synthetics.
(c) Violence against persons or property.
(d) Sexual misconduct.
(7) Formal training (completion of MOS 68R course, or the RC AOCP nonresident--2 week resident course, conducted under the auspices of the AMEDD Center & School) mandatory.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 68R:

P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011

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