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Food And Drug
Inspector II - Boston, MA
Food And Drug Inspector II - (170003XO)
NOTE: Position is headquartered in Jamaica Plain, MA, but its primary geographic coverage will be Western Massachusetts.
The Food and Drug Inspector II will inspect, survey and investigate establishments engaged in the manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, distribution and/or sale of food and food products, milk and milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization, seafood and shellfish, custom meat and poultry slaughtering and/or processing, and/or food service to determine compliance with statutory provisions and regulations for the publicís health protection and consumer safety. The inspector will also obtain samples of food and food products for analysis, respond to emergencies and conduct environmental assessments during foodborne illness investigations, obtain evidence and establish facts concerning suspected or alleged violations of applicable laws, rules and regulations; monitor enforcement procedures in cases of noncompliance, prepare reports, testify at hearings, and review applications for licenses or permits.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
∑ Inspect, survey and investigate food processing, food service, milk, products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants, and other facilities or services to determine compliance with rules and regulations for certification, registration and licensure.
∑ Evaluate the effectiveness of food processing, food service, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants or services and applies the findings to the future planning and development of these or other needed services.
∑ Provide guidance and consultation regarding food manufacturing practices and principles of sanitation to food processing, food service, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants, and other facilities and their professional and technical personnel, and by education to improve the quality of their operations.
∑ Participate in studies related to food service, food processing, and other facilities and services to insure compliance with departmental licensure and certification requirements and to acquire additional knowledge in these areas which will aid in the future planning of these services.
∑ Provide liaison between the FPP and other federal and state regulatory agencies to better coordinate all aspects of enforcement of laws, rules and regulations as they relate to the publicís health.
∑ Monitor the exercise of embargo powers upon examination and evaluation of products suspected to be adulterated or misbranded or otherwise unfit for human consumption and assist in supervising and overseeing their confiscation and/or condemnation when laboratory analysis substantiates adulteration.
∑ Participate in special investigations, conduct environmental assessments during foodborne illness investigations, and respond to consumer complaints and emergencies.
∑ Initiate regulatory and court enforcement procedures in instances of non-compliance.
∑ Conduct routine and special sampling programs to assure compliance with standards of quality, identity and purity.
∑ Provide consultation and training to local boards of health and their agents regarding inspectional and investigative techniques.
∑ Evaluate labeling, answer correspondence, perform statistical evaluation of inspectional and laboratory reports, collect information on specific topics and perform related work as required or directed.
∑ Perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED AT HIRE:
∑ Willingness to diffuse difficult situations and may need to deal with confrontation.
∑ Willingness to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours.
∑ Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements.
∑ Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
∑ Ability to walk and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.
∑ Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required.
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse,
violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify
and solve public health problems.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an
outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
∑ 75% state paid medical insurance premium
∑ Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
∑ Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
∑ Low cost basic and optional life insurance
∑ Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
∑ 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
∑ Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
∑ Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
∑ Incentive-based Wellness Programs
∑ Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
∑ Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Divisionís Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealthís website.
For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.
This requisition will remain
open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those
applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Official Title: Food And Drug Inspector II
: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-305 South Street
: Compliance and Certification
: Department of Public Health
: Jul 13, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
Number of Openings
: 52,196.04 - 70,915.00 Yearly
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