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Food Safety Supervisor NW OH

State of Ohio






$56,908.80 - $80,953.59 Annually


Multiple Counties, OH

Job Type

Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt



Job Number



11/5/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Duties

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently seeking candidates for a Food Safety Supervisor position in the Food Safety Division. Headquarter county for this position will be one of the following: Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Paulding, Preble, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, or Wood County. The duties for the Food Safety Supervisor position include but are not limited to:

         Supervises food safety specialists

         Oversees inspections, surveys, evaluations, investigations, and surveillance activities of assigned staff

         Reviews and approves itineraries, activity logs, and records of services of assigned staff

         Reviews survey progress

         Provides technical assistance and consultation to management representatives from food industry and local health departments (i.e., to include Boards of Health)  to discuss findings of food safety specialists and to establish implementation plan to resolve issues

         Assesses training and manpower development needs of immediate staff, local health departments, and food industry

         Oversees and schedules training of industry and local health department personnel by food safety specialists

         Reviews and critiques food safety inspection

         Surveys reports completed by food safety specialists

         Oversees implementation of policies and procedures for use by lower-level staff, local health departments, and food industry

         Assigns inspections to specialists

         Writes reports and position papers on technical and specialized issues

         Assists in development of survey methodologies, inspection, sampling, and evaluation procedures

         Oversees Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Reviews

         Standardizes inspection methods in conjunction with state and federal food codes and regulations

         Receives consumer complaints and assigns to staff for resolution

         Recommends food safety policies and procedures to food safety administrator to ensure uniform interpretations and applications by food safety specialists

         Develops and conducts trainings

         Works cooperatively with upper level staff to plan food safety program activities

         Assists in development of inspection forms, licenses, and other documents used to prepare and retain records concerning assigned multiple aspects of statewide food safety program

         Prepares annual plans and annual reports

         Reviews and analyzes legislative initiative and status changes

         Prepares materials for official boards

         Develops food safety educational training programs for food safety specialists, food industry, and local health department personnel

         Provides expert technical assistance to other agencies, general public, and industry

         Presents educational training programs

         Delivers speeches at public meetings

         Represents division in meetings with other state, federal, and local health departments/agencies

         Serves on advisory boards

         Operates personal computer to enter, edit, and verify data and to produce reports

Minimum Qualifications

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.


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 bachelor's 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
3 years experience in food safety position in field of food science at state, local or federal agriculture or health department or in food industry
6 months experience in operation of personal computer
Valid driver's license.

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; employee training & development; supervisory principles & techniques*; reviewing & analyzing reports & proposals concerning program operation & administration. Skill in operation of personal computer; inspection tools to include thermometer, test kit, PH meter & light meter. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; handle sensitive contacts with officials, general public & industry personnel; provide expert advice & technical assistance with federal or local government employees, health department personnel & food industry personnel.

(*) Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information

*No attachments will be accepted with this application*

This position is overtime exempt.

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 and cold processing areas; exposed to loud noises which may require ear plugs; requires overnight travel.

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.

Training & Development Required to Remain in Classification After Employment:
Annual renewal of certificate of registration as sanitarian.


State of Ohio




8995 E. Main St.
Suite 122
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 43068.


(614) 466-4595



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