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Food Regulatory Specialist I North Carolina
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources





$34,190.00 - $53,063.00 Annually


Regional, NC

Job Type

Permanent Full-Time


Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Job Number



5/3/2017 5:00 PM Eastern

Description of Work

Salary Grade:  66
Hiring Range:  $34,190 - $45,626

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.  The Department employs approximately 2000 employees. 

This position is located in the Food and Drug Protection Division.  This Division protects the health, welfare and economic interests of consumers of foods, drugs, livestock, feeds, fertilizers and medical devices by ensuring, through inspection and analysis, that these products are wholesome and properly labeled.

Duties involve inspections and enforcing regulations as they apply to the manufacture, transport, storage and sale of food, enforcing established laws and regulations to ensure that food manufacturing, storage and transportation facilities are adequate to insure a safe, sanitary food supply as well as an adequate identification of the food to consumers via proper label statements.

Some overnight travel throughout the state may be involved, especially during the initial training period.  In the required territory counties, the individual shall relocate at their own expense to one of the territory counties within four months of employment.

Headquarters:  Within territory.  Work territory consists of the following counties:  Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, Wilson and Wake.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Ability to learn, apply and explain State or Federal laws or regulations pertaining to the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of foods.

Ability to learn techniques and understand how equipment is used and what equipment is used in the production, processing, storing and sale of foods.

Ability to learn and apply the principles of food sanitation.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Valid driver's license

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

**Selected application will undergo a background check in order to be commissioned as an Officer with the US Department of Health and Human Services in order to do contract work with the Food and Drug Administration.**

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, food science, home economics, or a related field and one year of food regulatory experience.

If no qualified applicants do not apply, a trainee appointment may be considered.

Trainee Appointment: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in food science, biology, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line.  It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.  Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

All Law Enforcement positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing.  All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals.  Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment.

**Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete. **

Questions regarding this posting?  Contact 919-707-3200.


For permanent appointments:

State of North Carolina employees have the opportunity to participate in a compelling array of benefits to enhance their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include a free employee health insurance option, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, to name a few.  Some benefits require 30 + hours work/week for participation. To find out about these, and other programs, please visit our Employee Benefits page:

For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments:

**There are no health insurance, paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.**



Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?




Do you currently reside in, or are you willing to relocate to, one of the counties listed in the vacancy posting within four months of employment?




To the best of your knowledge, have you or a company that you have worked for been given a warning letter, civil penalty, notice of violation or a settlement agreement by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or one of its divisions while you were employed with that company?




If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please explain the nature of the warning letter, civil penalty, notice of violation or settlement agreement, the date, and how it was resolved if you have knowledge of that information. If not applicable, type N/A.

Required Question


State of North Carolina


NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting

An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government.


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