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Compliance Officer/Auditor (Food Safety/Security) Richmond, VA


Role Title

Compliance/Safety Officer IV - 69034

Job Open Date


Job Close Date
Jobs close at 5pm EST.


Job Type Detail

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

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


Hiring Range

$40,959- $50,000.


Dept of Agri & Cons Services (301)

Agency Website

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Richmond (City) - 760


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Type of Recruitment

General Public - G

Job Type

Full-Time (Salaried)

Pay Band


Job Description

*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 August 31, 2013, however the cooperative agreement has the potential for continuation.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Compliance Officer/Auditor in the Office of Dairy and Foods, Food Safety and Security Program. The person filling this position will be responsible for the following: managing the Office of Dairy and Foods, Food Safety & Security Program's compliance activities including initiating all compliance actions and activities; evaluating current food laws and regulations and recommending necessary amendments or new legislation to ODF Management staff; auditing inspections, reporting and compliance activities to ensure uniform and consistent application of all laws, regulations, policies and procedures; ensuring conformance with the FDA Manufactured and Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards; performing ongoing technical research and providing comprehensive technical recommendations to management and field staff relative to food issues; coordinating the development of guidance documents for field personnel, consumers, industry and other relevant clients; working cooperatively with the Food Safety and Security Program management staff to coordinate and implement special projects and programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess significant knowledge of food safety practices and principles; the regulatory inspection and enforcement process, product labeling, food processing, food microbiology & Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) concepts. A thorough understanding of food safety laws, regulations and compliance activities, the preparation legal case files; and a thorough knowledge of the court system. Strong research and oral/written communication skills. The ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations; to perform technical science based research relative to food, dietary supplement and regulatory related issues; to make independent technical decisions; and to compose relevant standard operating procedures, policies, guidelines and other documents is necessary. Additionally, the ability to work both independently and in a team environment; be self motivated; effectively plan and organize work activities and successfully interact with the food safety staff, the public, the food industry and other regulatory agencies is needed. Solid computer skills are a must. A valid Virginia Drivers License is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or a related field. Knowledge of Virginia's court system and experience relative to the interpretation and enforcement of laws, regulations and compliance processes; conducting hearings and developing court cases; reviewing inspection activities and reports; writing regulations; experience managing compliance activities and actions; evaluating laws/regulations and making recommendations; and auditing inspection reports is also preferred along with considerable experience working with the public and the food industry. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.

Special Requirements

Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Additionally, in accordance with the Code of Virginia, incumbents of this position must complete a Statement of Economic Interests form upon hire and annually thereafter.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at no later than 5 p.m. of the cut-off date stated in this flyer.

Resumes may accompany but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete Commonwealth of Virginia application for employment.

Optional Applicant Documents

Cover Letter

Required Applicant Documents

Contact Information


Human Resources


(804) 786-3531





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