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Food Safety Program Manager - Riley County, KS
$75,000 - $85,000 a year
Full Job Description
Kansas Department of Agriculture
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
About the Position:
This position will remain posted until filled. Location: KDA Headquarters. Riley, County Kansas
Administration. This position is responsible for developing program budget goals and objectives to ensure statutorily assigned duties are completed in an effective manner. The position is responsible for preparing the Food Safety and Lodging program budget for submission for review and inclusion in the KDA budget, and for proper monitoring and oversight of program expenditures. The position is also responsible for development and oversight of the conduct of activities defined in cooperative agreements or memorandums of understanding with the U.S Food and Drug Administration and other state and federal agencies.
Enforcement. This position must ensure all statutes, rules, and regulations assigned to the Food Safety and Lodging program are properly enforced. The position is responsible for making sure investigations and inspections are properly conducted by program staff and for ensuring that proper enforcement actions are taken when violations of assigned laws have been identified. Work is performed in concert with the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Agribusiness Services Director and agency legal staff. The incumbent is also responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate regulations for assigned statutes.
Supervision. This position is responsible for direct guidance, coordination, and supervision of program staff and their activities. The position is also responsible for identifying training needs for program technical and clerical staff and assisting those staff in maintaining and enhancing skill levels. This position also reviews the performance evaluations of program personnel and makes recommendations regarding the validity of these performance evaluations.
Agency Representation. This position represents the Kansas Department of Agriculture in several professional associations including the Association of Food and Drug Officials. The position also works closely with Kansas State University, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assure the statutory requirements of the department and agency are met. The incumbent will continue and help foster relationships with state and federal partners to promote food safety and education.
Other Duties. This position is asked to complete reports, documents or submit information as necessary or requested by agency, state and federal authorities. The incumbent may be called upon to perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture. The position also serves to advise and assist the Secretary in development of agency and program policies on issues.
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Required Documents for this Application to be Complete:
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
How to Claim Veterans Preference
Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.
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