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Food Scientist Advanced (Food & Dairy Specialist) Dodge, WI

Job Announcement Code(s): 12-00681


Calumet, Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, Waushara, Winnebago

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:

    Food & Dairy Specialist

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


Pay schedule/range is 15-03; Pay will be determined in accordance with the Wisconsin Compensation plan. An 18 month probationary period will be required.

Special Qualifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver's license is required. Food Scientists are required to obtain one of the following: the R.S. Certificate; NEHA REHS/RS or the Certified Food Safety Professional Credential (CFSP) to successfully complete probation. Upon hire, food scientists must be eligible to take these exams.


Linda Nowaczyk, HR Specialist (608) 224-4763

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Area of Competition:


Deadline to Apply:

Materials are due on the deadline date.

Exam Information:

70903 -  010  FOOD SCIENTIST ADVANCED (Food & Dairy Specialist) 
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This position will be located in one of the counties listed above.  A headquarters city will be determined at the time of appointment.

Job Duties:   This is advanced technical and scientific work providing consultation to division staff and the food and dairy industry in the areas of building design and materials; equipment design, construction and installation; and development of complex food and dairy processing systems.This work requires a significant amount of program and science-oriented knowledge to review and approve electrical and mechanical plans and diagrams, understand ladder logic and computerized programming methodologies, and identify and understand food pathogens and hazards. This position tests complex pasteurization equipment to assure that all public health controls are in place and functioning properly as well as reviews and evaluates complex food and dairy processing systems to verify that critical food safety control points are in place and effectively monitored.As assigned, this position participates on site and coordinates food emergency response plans involving food impacts on human and/or animal health.  As part of the assigned job duties, the position develops and delivers training on technical and complex food safety issues to division staff and industry personnel as well as assists division staff in performing inspections of highly technical and complex food and dairy processing operations. This position assists management in developing guidelines, policies, and regulatory requirements concerning technical issues.

Special Notes:   

At the time of application persons must possess or be eligible to take one of these exams (e.g., R.S. Certification, Certified Professional Food Safety Credential (CP-FS), or NEHA/REHS/RS.). 


Selected applicant must be a Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) or possess equivalent qualifications to obtain an R.S. or equivalency as noted above by the end of the 18 month probationary period as a condition of employment. Work involves regular travel. A valid driver's license and personal transportation for work assignments is required at the time of hire.

Note: mileage compensation is paid to employees approved for use of personal motor vehicle for official work.  Employee must possess physical abilities to climb and work at elevated heights such as on catwalks.

How To Apply:   

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** You may send copies of transcripts and/or certifications to or fax to 608 224-4757 or mail to DATCP-HR; Attn: Linda Nowaczyk; P.O. Box 8911; Madison, WI 53708-8911 by the deadline date.

Applicants whose materials meet the minimum qualifications will be considered in the next step of the selection process.

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