Job Title:

Food Safety Specialist 2 Ė Licking Co., OH





Opening Date:

Wed. 05/20/09

Closing Date/Time:

Mon. 06/01/09 5:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range:

$21.77 / Hour

Job Type:

Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit


Licking County, Ohio

Promotional Bid:

classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Pay Range


Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Food Safety

Job Location

8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068


The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he or she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Ohio Revised Code Section 124.151(B) amended, requires all employees hired after June 15, 2002 to have compensation deposited directly to a financial institution of choice.




Serves as lead worker over & coordinates assessment & training for lower-level food safety specialists & coordinates statewide food safety program (e.g., Food & Drug Administration [FDA]):conducts inspections, evaluations, investigations & surveillance activities of wholesale food industry for compliance with mandated state &/or federal laws & rules to ensure safe production & sale of food products; acts as statewide FDA contract coordinator (e.g., performs inspections, federal audits & tracebacks); acts as lead staff & assists lower-level food safety specialists with inspections & audits; independently prepares, develops, coordinates & presents food safety training programs for lower-level food safety specialist &/or food industry (e.g., HACCP training) as required; confers with supervisor &/or section administrators regarding responsible activities; reviews & analyzes reports concerning program operation & administration.


Assists Food Safety departmental staff in development of policies & procedures for food safety related programs:assists in development of various forms, licenses &/or other documents used to prepare & retain records concerning FDA program; works cooperatively with upper-level staff to plan FDA program activities; writes reports on routine basis providing technical & specialized information.


Provides expert advice, consultation & direction to food industry on food safety issues (e.g., proper sanitary practices, compliance with good manufacturing practices, agricultural food laws & regulations): provides direction & technical assistance to industry personnel; enforces rules & regulations for specific food processing &/or handling procedures; provides support service for industry training; attends industry training & provides additional direction for individual firms; assists industry personnel in applying training to specific firm needs.


Performs other related duties as assigned: devises personal itinerary periodically & reports information to supervisor on routine basis; provides open & frequent communication to supervisor on changes to itinerary or issues requiring immediate attention from central office; travels to firms using state issued vehicle; attends staff meetings as scheduled at central office location; attends required training to remain current as Food Safety Specialist; writes reports & keeps accurate & efficient filing of documents until submitted to central office clerical staff.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Certificate of registration as sanitarian, sanitarian-in-training or eligible to become sanitarian-in-training by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration pursuant to Chapter 4736 of Ohio Revised Code; completion of full four year course of study in accredited college or university leading to bachelorís or higher degree which included at least 45 quarter units or 30 semester hours in food science, environmental health, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, veterinary medical science or related field of study; 12 mos. exp. in field of food science at state, local or federal agriculture or health department; 6 mos. exp. in operation of personal computer; valid driverís license.

 Supplemental Information:

Unusual working conditions:works in hot & cold processing areas; exposed to loud noises which may require ear plugs.


Annual renewal of certificate of registration as sanitarian.A Sanitarian-In-Training shall become registered as a sanitarian within the timeframe established in Chapter 4736 of the Ohio Revised Code & the rules adopted there under.Successful completion of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) contract inspection training & annual FDA contract audits as required by employment.


Travel required, some with overnight stays.Must provide own transportation.Or, in order to operate a state vehicle, you must have a valid driverís license from state of residence.


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