Food Safety Specialist - Guest Services, Inc.
JOBLUX - Fairfax, VA ,
Guest Services is hiring a Food Safety Specialist due to
growth to work in the Northern, VA area.
Founded in 1917, Guest Services, Inc. has worked tirelessly to earn the
reputation as the premier private hospitality management company and National
Park Service concessionaire in the US. Guest Services, Inc. takes great care
and pride in providing best-in-class services across a wide variety of client
sites including hotels, resorts, luxury condominiums, government and business
dining facilities, state and national park recreation, museums, conference
centers, senior living centers, health care systems, school and university
dining facilities, specialty retail stores, and full-service restaurants. The
Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ in excess of
3,000 team members at more than 250 facilities, which welcome more than 35
million guests annually across the United States.
The Food Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring unit(s) comply with
federal and state food safety and overall sanitation regulations; is also
responsible for training and developing managers, so they can maintain the
unit(s) under their scope of responsibility in compliance with such laws.
Administer the Companyís Food Safety and Quality ensuring the highest level
of accountability and value for customers and stakeholders. Oversee the
implementation of cleaning and sanitation programs in food service
environments. Stay advised on regulatory compliance pertaining to food safety
and facility sanitation and recommendations for continuous improvement.
Develop quality systems to include: SSOP's, HACCP, and GMP's to ensure compliance with applicable state, FDA, and
USDA regulations. Prioritize issues and lead resolution activities to drive
Inspect and audit unit(s), verifying compliance with state and federal
sanitation regulations. Collect data in a scientific manner, utilizing
appropriate statistical methodologies.
Oversee routine microbiological testing of product and process. Develop and
implement traceback and recall program.
Oversee and implement food safety polices and
procedures training of staff. Establish perpetual education philosophy and
practices throughout the company as it relates to Food safety and Quality systems.
Serve as a technical expert to resolve food establishment closures/crisis
related to Health Department inspections.
Develop and assist in the administration of food safety, facility sanitation,
weights, measures and pricing accuracy policies, compliance audits as well as
SOPs (across all divisions).
Serve as customer liaison and coordinator for all Quality and Food safety
Provide innovative and strategic ideas to support company growth. Plan and
implement all activities, products and services in a manner designed to
reduce the adverse environmental, social, and economic impacts and
incorporates commitments to continuous improvement, and efficient use of
natural resources and sustainable practices.
SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE
Bachelorís Degree in Science required. An equivalent combination of education
and experience may be acceptable
A minimum of three to five years of related food processing or fresh cut
produce experience. At least one year of supervisory experience.
Expert knowledge of SSOPís, HACCP, GMPís, and USDA. Must be familiar with
microbiological requirements and testing and implementing a trace and recall
Must demonstrate proficient PC skills.
Must demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Experience working with relational databases, statistical programs, and other
tools to compile and interpret quantitative data.
Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people; ability to
effectively organize and coordinate multiple priorities; ability to learn and
develop new skills; ability to problem solve.
Ability to work independently, with a significant degree of creativity and
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to travel up locally and nationally to units on a regular basis.
Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the
speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that
you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other
Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 10 lbs. rarely, up to 30 lbs. seldom.
Guest Services offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including Paid
Time Off and a generous 401(k) Match.
Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially
encouraged to apply.
Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or
protected Veteran status.