Safety Program Specialist - Dauphin County, PA
Commonwealth of PA
$58,895 - $89,448 a year
Full Job Description
Would you like to become a Food Safety Program Specialist? Then
join the Department of Agriculture!
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR
SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED,
YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
- Work hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -
4:00 pm with a 30 minute lunch
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This position assists with the management and implementation of
the Bureau’s food programs including the Retail Food Facility program as it
relates to food facilities selling or serving food direct to consumers; the
Manufacturing Food Program as it relates to food processors/manufacturers,
home food processors, warehouses/distribution; the USDA Cooperative Program
as it relates to Shipping Point inspections, USDA Food Agriculture (GAP)/Good
Handling Practices (GHP)/Harmonized Food Safety Verification Audit Program
for fresh fruits and vegetables; and the State Egg Grading and Safety Program
as it relates to standards for egg grading and marketing, processing plant
sanitation inspections, and egg refrigeration requirements.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
- Must meet PA residency requirement – For
more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the
link and click on Residency
- Minimum Experience and Training
Requirements - Two years as a Food Inspector
2; OR Four years of experience in the inspection of
food establishments or food processing facilities, and a
bachelor's degree in food science, food technology, or a closely related
field; OR An equivalent combination of experience and
- Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of an active Pennsylvania non-commercial Class C
driver's license or equivalent.
- Do not submit resumes,
cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be
reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered
for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to
determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the
position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed
- If you are claiming education in your
answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a
copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward
meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Must be able to perform essential job
law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans
for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about
employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx
and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
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The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed
to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to
recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens
of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV
status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal
or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Completing the application, including all
supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No
additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a
- Your score is based on the detailed
information you provide on your application and in response to the
- Your score is valid for this specific
- You must provide complete and accurate
- your score may be lower than deserved.
- you may be disqualified.
- You may only apply/test once for this
- Your results will be provided via email.
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits
package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*
We understand that there is more
to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military
leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work
schedules are available for certain positions.
We want to help you grow and see
your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are
available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current
jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily
transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new
challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a
variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Commonwealth employees enjoy many
other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable
giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance,
career development, and other rewards go to www.employment.pa.gov and click
on the benefits box.