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Food Safety Specialist 1 - Multiple
Food Safety Specialist 1
$43,451.20 - $57,428.80 Annually
Multiple Counties, OH
Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit
5/19/2017 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*
Annual renewal of certificate of registration as sanitarian; successful progression and completion of training in (1) New Hire Training, which includes (a) on-line and classroom courses, (b) Ohio statutes and regulations, (c) field inspection training, (d) Food Safety policies and procedures, (2) the Food Safety Database, (3) conducting surveys of local health departments, (4) conducting training programs for regulatory and industry, (5) Successful completion of FDA contract inspection training & annual FDA contract audits as required by employment. (6) Advanced Food Inspections courses such as (a) Acidified Foods, (b) Juice HACCP, (c) Seafood HACCP, (d) Epidemiology courses (e) trace-back investigations. The employee must also become a registered Sanitarian. Employee must complete mandated training within three years from date of appointment. Employees who satisfy the first option of the minimum class qualifications for employment listed for a Food Safety Specialist 2, 21292, will automatically be reassigned to a Food Safety Specialist 2, 21292, provided the employee has had satisfactory performance evaluations for applicable rating periods up to & including the last two years, has no active disciplinary action, & has successfully completed all required training listed under Training and Development Required to Remain in the Classification After Employment for Food Safety Specialist 1, 21291.
· Extensive health benefits for all full- and part-time permanent employees
· Guaranteed 10 paid state holidays every year
At least a 14 percent employer contribution to your
· Over 1600 job classifications allow ample opportunity for career advancement
· Employee Tuition Reimbursement programs
· Life insurance coverage for all permanent employees
· Up to $350 in annual wellness incentive employees/spouses enrolled in healthcare
See more rewards at totalrewards.ohio.gov
Are you currently employed with The Ohio Department of Agriculture?
If you are currently employed with The Ohio Department of Agriculture, please provide the name of your assigned division. If you are not a current employee, please type "N/A".
Are you currently a member of the Ohio Department of Agriculture's OCSEA bargaining unit?
If you are presently employed with The Ohio Department of Agriculture, are you currently serving a probationary period? If you are not a current employee, please select "N/A".
Please select from the following concerning your highest level of education
· Associate Degree
· Undergraduate Degree
· Graduate Degree or higher
Please indicate the major field of study and any specialization for the education selected above. If you selected "None", please type "N/A".
Did your degree require you to complete at least 45 quarter units or 30 semester hours in food science, environmental health, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, veterinary medical science or related field of study? If you selected "None" to question #5, please select "No"..
Do you have your certificate of sanitarian-in-training (SIT) or sanitarian (RS) issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitation Registration in accordance with Chapter 4736 of Revised Code?
Are you eligible to obtain a certificate of sanitarian-in-training (SIT) or sanitarian (RS) issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration?
Do you have at least 6 months experience in the operation of personal computer?
Do you have a valid driver's license?
Do you have prior experience with or enforcing the adequacy of mandated Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)?
If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please indicate where the experience was earned and the position(s) held. If you answered "No" to the previous question, please type "N/A".
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