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Manufactured Foods Specialist #R1293
Dept of Agri & Cons Services – Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

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To be considered for this position, you must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment (i.e. state application) through the on-line "Virginia Jobs" (RMS) employment site no later than the cut-off date stated in this announcement. EOE. Please note that VDACS does not accept resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application; therefore, the application must be detailed and fully completed (including periods of unemployment if applicable). Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. Finally, if you have a "yellow form" or "blue form" issued by a state agency as related to the Layoff Policy, this document must be received by VDACS prior to the application deadline in order to be considered. Fax to 804-371-8879, call 804-371-8066, or email to hr.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT. Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title

Manufactured Foods Specialist #R1293

Role Title

Environmental Specialist I - 59031

Job Open Date

10/31/2017

Job Close Date

11/20/2017

Open Until Filled

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?

No

Hiring Range

$33,598 - $50,000

Agency

Dept of Agri & Cons Services (301)

Agency Website

http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/

Location

Richmond (City) - 760

Sublocation

Position Number

R1293

Job Posting Number

1031024

Type of Recruitment

General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?

No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference

No

Job Type

Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail

Restricted Full-Time Salaried - Non Faculty- FTS-1R

Pay Band

04

Job Description

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking a Manufactured Foods Specialist within the agency’s Food Safety Program.

This position ensures that food products and dietary supplements in Virginia are safe by providing guidance and technical advice to consumers and the food industry.

The successful candidate will assist the Manufactured Foods Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) Coordinator with conformance and maintenance of all MFRP Standards. Duties include assisting the MFRPS Coordinator to ensure that all of the outcomes and deliverables specified in the MFRPS FDA Cooperative Agreement are adhered to and met; assisting with the annual update of the FDA’s MFRPS Self-Assessment and strategic plan; working with home based food manufacturing operations and small food producers to address issues in labeling, processing, and general food safety; and gathering information necessary to conduct facility inspections. Additional duties include conducting audits of inspection reports and of sample collection forms; preparing various reports and documents; maintaining an assortment of files and records; and coordinating outreach efforts in order to protect public health and educate industry partners.

This is a restricted position that has been developed as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the Food and Drug Administration and will last until July 31, 2018; however, the cooperative agreement has the potential for continuation.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of food safety practices and principles in the food manufacturing industry; of food processing and handling procedures of manufacturing establishments; of food laws and regulations; and of food microbiology and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) concepts. The ability to interpret and apply applicable laws & regulations, including the Code of Federal Regulations; to perform technical science based research relative to food products and make independent technical decisions; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to include composing technical documents and audit reports; to successfully interact with staff, the public, the food industry, and other regulated agencies; to work both independently and in a team environment and provide exceptional customer service; and to effectively plan & organize work activities. Above average proficiency using standard professional computer software applications. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that reflects a sense of responsibility for highway safety & be able to meet the physical demands of the position. H.S. Diploma/GED required.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Health or a related field. Current or recent experience in a similar regulatory position dealing with food safety in a retail or manufacturing environment. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.

Special Requirements

Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment (i.e. state application) through the on-line “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site no later than the cut-off date stated in this announcement. EOE.

Please note that VDACS does not accept resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application; therefore, the application must be detailed and fully completed (including periods of unemployment if applicable).

Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information.

Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

Finally, if you have a “yellow form” or “blue form” issued by a state agency as related to the Layoff Policy, this document must be received by VDACS prior to the application deadline in order to be considered. Fax to 804-371-8879, call 804-371-8066, or email to hr.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT.

Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Contact Information

Name

Human Resources

Phone

(804) 371-8066

Fax

Email

hr.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov

Address

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Please do not email resumes or cover letters.

Ensure that you application is detailed and completed in full.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * In accordance with the Governor’s guidance on Virginia’s participation in the Employer of National Service initiative, are you an alumnus of a federal national public service volunteer organization such as the Peace Corp, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America? If yes, please specify the organization and your dates of service.

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * Did you fully complete your application, with details, keeping in mind that this is the only document that will be reviewed in order to assess your qualifications for this position? (VDACS does not accept resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application; therefore, submitting an incomplete application or an application lacking in detail, including periods of unemployment, may result in your non-selection.)
    • Yes
    • No

 

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