District Food Safety Representative
PURPOSE: To ensure the integrity, safety, and quality of Driscollís product
JOB SUMMARY: Overall responsibility is to implement Driscollís Food Safety
Program for DSA growers, coolers, and packing houses in the Northern
QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Science degree in an agricultural related field
with emphasis on microbiology and/or plant science or equivalent. Prior
experience in agriculture with emphasis on microbiology and plant science
strongly desirable. Good verbal and written communication skills; self-starter;
computer skills; some knowledge of laws and regulations of agricultural
chemicals; Bilingual Spanish/English; maintains a valid California driverís
license. Requires extensive travel.
Procedures: Responsibilities include assisting growers and cooler facilities
with Food Safety compliance, training of GAPS and GMPS, processing of grower
pesticide use reports, the maintenance of Driscollís Chemical Application
tracking database, coordination of laboratory assays, and routine sampling of
irrigation water & pre-harvest fruit. This position will also be
responsible for the performance of Driscollís internal audits to augment
Independent Third Party Audits and the completion of special projects as
assigned by the National Food Safety Operations manager.
Program Management: Manage the efforts of Independent Third Party Companies
to maintain the US GAP and GlobalGAP certifications
of Driscollís growers, packing houses and coolers. Work closely with the
national and regional Food Safety personnel to provide food safety training.
Production Area Audits and Visits: Visit domestic areas of production to
train new growers and assist current growers with compliance to Driscollís
Food Safety Program. Assist other DSA Food Safety personnel in other regions
in the administration of Driscollís Food Safety Program.
Advisor: Keep current with revisions to the food safety audit compliance
criterion and advise Growers and Driscollís Food Safety Team on any changes.
Provide advice, guidance and support to Driscollís growers and cooler
personnel related to the execution of Driscollís Food Safety Program.
General: Ensures the security of Driscollís proprietary and confidential
information and material. Follows Company policies and practices while
representing Driscollís in an ethical and business-like manner in all
interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned by the DSA Food Safety Management Team.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work
performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the
jobís responsibilities. At Driscollís, all of our jobs include broad
responsibilities for continually improving.