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FOOD & DAIRY INSPECTOR 2 - Montgomery County, TN
Job Title: FOOD & DAIRY INSPECTOR 2*-060116-152994 Opening Date/Time: Wed. 06/01/16 12:00 AM Central Time Closing Date/Time: Tue. 06/07/16 11:59 PM Central Time Salary: $2,769.00/Month Job Type: Full-Time Location: Montgomery County, Tennessee Department: AGRICULTURE Min
OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, REGULATORY
SERVICES DIVISION, MONTGOMERY AND ROBERTSON COUNTIES
Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying experience in the planning of nutritional food programs for individuals or establishments, or any experience involved with adherence to proper hygiene or sanitation of food, dairy, water, or related environmental health issues may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).
Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator's license may be required for employment in some positions.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for technical inspection and enforcement work of average difficulty involving food and dairy manufacturing, processing, and marketing laws and regulations; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class for the Food and Dairy Inspector series. An employee in this class is responsible for inspecting and enforcing compliance with state and federal laws and regulations at food and dairy processing, manufacturing, wholesale, or retail establishments within a fixed geographic area of the state and may lead or assist in the training of lower level inspectors. This class differs from that of Food and Dairy Inspector 1* in that an incumbent of the latter functions at an entry level capacity under immediate supervision. This class differs from that of a Food and Dairy Inspector 3 in that the latter functions at the advanced working level in inspections and enforcement of state and federal laws in the most complex food processing, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail sites, and specifically dairy processing plants.
NOTE: Applicants may be appointed directly into this job classification or be promoted from the job title of Food and Dairy Inspector 1*, without further examination, upon satisfactory completion of a mandatory two year probationary period.
STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
There are a variety of insurance options available to state employees including:
· Annual Leave
Full-time employees earn annual leave each month at a rated based on years of service as follows:
Years of Service
o 0 up to 5
o 5 up to 10
o 10 up to 20
o 20 or more
Annual Leave Earned per Month
o 1 day
o 1 and ½ days
o 1 and ¾ days
o 2 days
Maximum Allowable days
o 30 days
o 36 days
o 39 days
o 42 days
*Leave earned in excess of the maximum allowable days will be transferred to the employee's sick leave account annually on the employee's anniversary hire date.
· Sick Leave
All full-time employees accrue 1 day (7.5 hours) of sick leave per month, provided they work the major portion of that month.
· Bereavement Leave
Leave with pay is granted for three days in the event of the death of an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parents, grandparents, siblings, stepparents, foster parents, or parents-in-law without charge to the employee's leave time. Two additional days of sick leave may be granted to provide a total of five days absence for this purpose.
· Family Medical Leave
Allows up to twelve work weeks of leave* each year to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Continued health insurance coverage is provided during the leave period, and the employee is reinstated to the same or an equivalent position once the leave period has ended.
*Leave may or may not be paid leave, depending on individual employee's leave balances for earned leave.
· Parental Leave
Parental leave is an absence from work granted any employee who has been employed in state service for at least 12 consecutive months as a full-time employee. Parental leave is a combination of sick, annual, or special leave without pay for a period not to exceed four months following the birth of a child.
· Military Leave
Granted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Each year, full-time state employees receive 11 holidays off with pay.
State employees are automatically members of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System . (TCRS) Employees must accrue 5 years of creditable state service to be vested (guaranteed retirement benefits when age requirements are met). Vested members of TCRS become eligible for service retirement upon completion of 30 years of creditable service or upon attainment of age 60.
Employees may choose to make pre-tax contributions to a variety of investment options through the 401(k) plan or the 457 plan. A minimum $20 monthly contribution is required to participate in the plans. For the 401(k) plan, the state will match the $50 per month minimum contribution. The $50 match policy is evaluated on an annual basis.
Under this program certain specific expenses (e.g.,medical and dental insurance premiums, medical expenses, dependent day care expenses) can be deducted from an employee's paycheck prior to taxes, resulting in a lower taxable income level.
· Higher Education Fee Discounts and Waivers
A 25% discount on undergraduate tuition at any state operated institution of higher learning in Tennessee is available to children 23 years of age or under of full time state employees. In addition, full-time state employees with six months of continuous service are eligible to have tuition fees waived for one course per semester at a state institution. For further information on higher education discounts, click on Chapter 1540 on the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations web page.
The Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly for the purpose of providing Tennessee families with a means to save for their children's future college education costs.
· Wellness Program
The State Employee Wellness Program works to increase employees´ knowledge of options for healthier lifestyles through information and events that focus on improving behaviors affecting your health. Some specific benefits offered through the program include health risk assessments, fitness events, smoking cessation programs, and various other benefits.
EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents. All services are strictly confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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