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Food Safety Specialist - Houston, TX

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Food Safety Specialist

Posting Number


Hiring Department

Environmental Health & Safety:H0173


UHE 109

Hiring Range

3,442.00 - 4,388.00

Full Time/Part Time


App Type Search By

External / Internal

Job Description

Coordinates, maintains and promotes the food service sanitation inspection program for the University of Houston. Ensures the university is in compliance with city and state sanitation rules and regulations.

Conducts routine and permitting inspections, re-inspections and surveys of all university food establishments according to an established program and schedule, and ensures compliance with city and state sanitation rules and regulations.

Oversees new construction and renovations of university food establishments, including reviewing and providing input on construction/renovation plans.

Conducts on-site compliance inspections of events held on University grounds.

Investigates campus complaints of food-borne illness, food sanitation and safety. Provides assistance and information to city and state agencies on investigations findings.

Coordinates Temporary Food Dealers Program including permits and inspections.

Reviews food vending contracts to ensure compliance with food service sanitation rules and regulations and makes recommendations.

Inspects all campus facilities and ground for general safety hazards.

Prepares and submits reports, with appropriate documentation of food sanitation findings, safety inspections and makes recommendations.

Consults with faculty, staff, students, and vendors in matters concerning food sanitation.

Develops and provide training classes on food sanitation and safety to campus; including contracted food service vendors.

Serves as member of the emergency response team and assists in maintaining the readiness of the associated equipment.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelorís degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

Additional Posting Information

Security Sensitive Position


Retirement Program


Job Open Date


Minimum Posting Date


Expected Closing Date On or Before

Open Until Filled


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • One year of college (30 credit hours)
    • 18 months of college (45 credit hours)
    • Vocational training up to 18 months
    • Two years of college (60 credit hours)
    • Associate's degree
    • Advanced technical training over 18 months
    • Three years of college (90 credit hours)
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Ph.D.
    • Other Terminal degree
  2. * Please indicate the number of years of full-time paid work experience you have in a related field.
    • None
    • less than 6 months
    • 6 months to 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years or more
  3. * Have you ever been in a position of authority while doing a food sanitation inspection?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you familiar with the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TEFR) ?
    • YES
    • NO

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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