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Job Title:

Food Safety Specialist 1





Opening Date:

Tue. 06/04/13

Closing Date/Time:

Fri. 06/14/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range:

$19.88 / Hour

Job Type:

Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit


Multiple Counties, Ohio

Promotional Bid

classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)

Pay Range


Hours of Work

Non-standard work week


Food Safety/Wholesale

Job Location

This is a field position covering North East Ohio, and can be headquartered in Stark, Mahoning or Columbiana county.

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or 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/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

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Job Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions

Conducts inspection, evaluation, investigation & surveillance activities of Wholesale Food industry for compliance with mandated, state &/or federal laws & rules to ensure safe production & sale of food products: collects samples (e.g., raw produce & processed foods) from wholesale & retail facilities in & out of state &/or imported from other countries; conducts inspections at wholesale food facilities (e.g., manufacturers, bakeries, canning operations); evaluates procedures to ensure safe & wholesome food production &/or handling; enforces adequacy of mandated Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP); conducts investigation & surveillance activities at wholesale food establishments with respect to food safety violations; monitors facilities to determine if operations (e.g., food production, food handling/storage, transporting) meet requirements as prescribed by rule & law & provides consultation to assist in implementation of facility compliance.

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.

Conducts inspections &/or investigations of consumer related inquiries: responds to assignment from supervisor of inquiries &/or complaints; works with firms to investigate & resolve issues; initiates enforcement activities with food industry management as needed; maintains evaluation instruments & field equipment (e.g., laptops, portable printers, broadband cards, flashlight, thermometer, digital camera, portable refrigerator/freezer unit) to ensure they remain in good working order; participates in drills & exercises of emergency plans; prepares & delivers speeches & presentations to groups & organizations; operates personal computer to enter, edit & verify data & produce reports.

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, candidates invited to interview will be required to provide a transcript to verify this requirement;
  • 6 mos. exp. in operation of personal computer;
  • Valid driverís license.

Supplemental Information:

Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting. Please copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.

The recommended candidate for this position will be required to take a drug screen as part of their approval process. A candidate who tests positive for illegal or improperly used controlled drugs will not be hired.

Training & Development required to remain in the classification after employment: Annual renewal of certificate of registration as sanitarian. A Sanitarian-in-Training shall become registered as a sanitarian within the time frame established in Chapter 4736 of the Revised Code & the rules adopted thereunder. Successful completion of FDA contract inspection training & annual FDA contract audits as required by employment.

Unusual Working Conditions: Works in hot & cold processing areas; exposed to loud noises which may require ear plugs; requires overnight travel.

Travel required, some with overnight stays. Must provide own transportation, or in order to operate a state vehicle, must have valid driver's license from state of residence

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