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Food Safety Specialist 1 - Ohio
$22.61 an hour
Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO
Other Locations: United States of America-OHIO-Fayette County, United States of America-OHIO-Clinton County, United States of America-OHIO-Greene County, United States of America-OHIO-Highland County, United States of America-OHIO-Madison County, United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County, United States of America-OHIO-Ross County, United States of America-OHIO-Warren County
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, M-F
Unposting Date: Oct 13, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Public Health
Agency Contact Name: Keary Sorgini
Agency Contact Information: Keary.Sorgini@agri.ohio.gov
Food Safety Specialist 1
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.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently seeking candidates for a Food Safety Specialist 1 position in the Food Safety Division. This position may be located in one of the following counties: Franklin, Madison, Warren, Greene, Fayette, Ross, Clinton or Highland. The duties for the Food Safety Specialist 1 position include but are not limited to:
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 with successful performance.
Certificate of registration as sanitarian, sanitarian-in-training or eligible to become sanitarian-in-training by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration pursuant to Chapter 4736 of Ohio Revised Code
completion of full four year course of study in accredited college or university leading to bachelorís or higher degree which included 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
6 months experience in operation of personal computer
valid driverís license.
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.
Unless otherwise required by legislation or union contract, salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range.
Unusual Working Conditions:
Works in hot & cold processing areas; exposed to loud noises which may require ear plugs; requires overnight travel.
Training & Development Required to Remain in Classification After Employment:
Annual renewal of certificate of registration as sanitarian. A Sanitarian-in-Training shall become registered as a sanitarian within the time frame established in Chapter 4736 of the Revised Code & the rules adopted thereunder. Successful completion of FDA contract inspection training & annual FDA contract audits as required by employment.
Background Check Information
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.
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 hired.
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