Specialist - Food Safety Specialist - Iowa
of Iowa Talent Gateway
$47,195 - $71,178 a
Only applicants who meet the Minimum
Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed
on the eligible list.
The Department of Inspections and Appeals is seeking to fill an Environmental
Specialist position. The position will serve as a Food Safety Specialist for
the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau within the Administration Division. Food
Safety Specialists primarily are responsible for conducting risk-based
inspections of food establishments, hotels and home bakeries and may conduct
inspections at food processing plants. Nationally recognized for innovation,
Iowa's food safety regulatory program maintains strong partnerships with
government and non-government organizations that share a common purpose:
protecting public health.
As a member of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Food and
Consumer Safety Bureau, the Food Safety Specialist will play a vital role in
strengthening relationships, protecting public health and advancing food
safety regulatory program standards in Iowa.
The Food Safety Specialist is a home-based position and requires frequent
statewide travel and occasional out of state travel. The work schedule
consists of four ten hour days with occasional evenings and weekends. This
position has a requirement for residency in Polk county.
941 Food Science
12 semester hours in microbiology, biology, food science, chemistry,
hospitality management or other science related to food safety OR 6 months of
experience applying food science and microbiology knowledge to prepare or
process food safely, including but not limited to managing a food
establishment's food safety program, quality assurance staff, chef, or
management of a food establishment or manufacturing facility; experience
applying food safety regulations such as the FDA Food Code or Good
Manufacturing Practices; or a combination of both experience and education.
Graduation from an accredited
college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in natural science; an
equivalent combination of experience and education substituting one year of
full-time professional work in an environmental, radiation control,
environmental health or food sanitation program for each year (30 semester
hours) of the required education.