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Safety Specialist 1-Montgomery/Miami County
Food Safety Specialist 1-Montgomery/Miami County
$43,451.20 - $57,428.80 Annually
Multiple Counties, OH
Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit
2/17/2017 5:00 PM Eastern
This position shall be filled in
accordance with the provisions of the OCSEA Collective Bargaining
Agreement. ODA bargaining unit members have selection
rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other
applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant
is not selected for this position.
· Collects samples, conducts inspection, evaluation, investigation and surveillance activities of wholesale and retail food, drug and cosmetic industry for compliance with mandated state and/or federal laws and rules to ensure safe production and sale of food, drug and cosmetic industry
· Conducts surveys and audits of local health department's safety programs (e.g., evaluates program activities and performance of personnel through rating system) for compliance with mandated standards
· Independently conducts one-on- one inspection standardization procedures to evaluate local health department personnel in proper implementation of mandated state food safety standards
· Prepares reports of technical nature and compares local health department and food industry performance to required procedures and guidelines and recommends training and additional assistance when warranted
· Conducts and writes reports for FDA contract inspections
· Provides advice, consultation and direction to food, drug and cosmetic industry and/or local health department personnel on food safety issues
· Instructs local health department and industry personnel on proper sanitary practices
· Ensures compliance with good manufacturing practices, agriculture food laws and regulations
· Provides technical assistance and consultation and/or implements individual and/or group training as developed by higher level food safety specialists to local health department and/or industry personnel
· Conducts inspections and/or investigations of consumer related inquiries or site evaluation of new or altered facilities
· Maintains evaluation instruments and technical field equipment; participates in drills and exercises of emergency plans
· Prepares and delivers speeches and presentations to groups and organizations
· Operates personal computer and related software to enter, edit and verify data and to produce reports
· Utilizes inspection tools to include thermometer, test kit, pH meter and light meter
· Informs local boards of health of survey findings
· Initiates enforcement activities with food industry management
· Performs other related duties as assigned (e.g., attends meetings, participates on workgroups, travels to trainings and seminars as required)
Unless required by legislation or union
contract, starting salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary
range. In most cases successful employees will move up a step in the
salary range within six months with subsequent step increases occurring every
year as supported by successful performance.
Major Worker Characteristics
Knowledge of food science; agency, state
& federal laws*, rules, regulations & guidelines governing food
safety procedures & techniques; microbiology; physics; environmental
science; inspection techniques. Skill in operation of personal computer;
inspection tools* (e.g., thermometer, test kit, PH meter & light meter).
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid
conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; gather,
collate & classify information about data, people or things; handle
sensitive contacts with officials, general public & industry personnel;
investigate complaints; provide advice & technical assistance with
federal or local government employees, health department personnel & food
industry personnel; demonstrate physical fitness.
*No attachments will be accepted with this application*
Unless otherwise required by legislation or union contract, salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range with gradual increases in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
The recommended candidate for this position will be required to take a drug screen as part of their approval process. A candidate who tests positive for illegal or improperly used controlled drugs will not be eligible for hire.
Training and Development Required to
Remain in Classification After Employment:
State of Ohio
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