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Senior Food Inspector Ė Boston, MA

 

Food And Drug Inspector II

Agency Name:

Dept. of Public Health

Official Title:

Food And Drug Inspector II

Functional Title:

Senior Food Inspector

Occupational Group:

Investigation & Inspection

Position Type:

Civil Service

Full-Time or Part-Time:

Full-Time

Salary Range:

$47,030.10 to $63,896.30 Annually

Bargaining Unit:

02

Shift:

Day

Confidential:

No

Number Of Vacancies:

1

City/Town:

Boston

Region:

BOSTON

Facility Location:

305 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Application Deadline:

08-08-2013

Apply Online:

Yes

Posting ID:

J36693

 

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.


Duties:

Participate in inspecting, surveying and investigating establishments engaged in the manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, distribution and/or sale of food and food products, milk and milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization, seafood and shellfish, and/or food service to determine compliance with statutory provisions and regulations for the publicís health protection and consumer safety. Monitor the initiation of enforcement procedures in cases of non-compliance. Provide guidance and consultation to food service, food processing, and other facilities or services in order to improve the quality of their functions, operations and services.
Coordinate activities with federal, state and local agencies. Develop and provide technical assistance and training to local boards of health, their agents and other state agencies Participate in studies related to food service, food processing, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and seafood and shellfish plants to assure compliance with departmental licensure and certification requirements.
Supervise and assist in the training of a number of specialty area inspectors in order to meet the established goals and standards of the FPP.
Review reports and determine appropriate action to resolve problems. Obtain evidence, and testify at hearings and in court. Travel, including overnight stays, extensively for job-related purpose is required; work varied shifts and/or irregular hours. Perform other duties, such as special projects and assignments as required or directed.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Assist in supervision and participate in inspecting, surveying and investigating food processing, food service, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants, and other facilities or services to determine compliance with rules and regulations for certification, registration and licensure.
2) Assist in supervision and evaluation of the effectiveness of food processing, food service, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants or services and applies the findings to the future planning and development of these or other needed services.
3) Assist in supervising and participate in the development of methods of evaluating services provided by other state and local agencies and boards of health in order to determine the degree of acceptance.
4) Assist in supervising and provide guidance and consultation regarding food manufacturing practices and principles of sanitation to food processing, food service, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, seafood and shellfish plants, and other facilities and their professional and technical personnel, and by education to improve the quality of their operations.
5) Assist in supervising and participate in studies related to food service, food processing, and other facilities and services to insure compliance with departmental licensure and certification requirements and to acquire additional knowledge in these areas which will aid in the future planning of these services.
6) Assist in supervising and provide consultation through assisting with supervision and training of local boards of health and their agents regarding inspectional and investigative techniques.
7) Assist in supervising and provide liaison between the FPP and other federal and state regulatory agencies to better coordinate all aspects of enforcement of laws, rules and regulations as they relate to the publicís health.
8) Assist in supervising and monitoring the exercise of embargo powers upon examination and evaluation of products suspected to be adulterated or misbranded or otherwise unfit for human consumption and assist in supervising and overseeing their confiscation and/or condemnation when laboratory analysis substantiates adulteration.
9) Assist in supervising, conducting and/or coordinating special investigations and studies of foodborne illness outbreaks.
10) Assist in supervising and initiating regulatory and court enforcement procedures in instances of non-compliance.
11) Assist in supervising and conducting routine and special sampling programs to assure compliance with standards of quality, identity and purity.
12) Assist in evaluating labeling, answer correspondence, perform statistical evaluation of inspectional and laboratory reports, collect information on specific topics and perform related work as required or directed.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the manufacturing, processing or distribution of food, food products and/or drugs, the major duties of which involved the inspection of food, food products and/or drugs or in regulatory or law enforcement work involving the inspection of food, food products and/or drugs, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in food science and nutrition, pharmacy or pharmacology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE

1) Knowledge of the laws, rules regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the manufacture, sale, and inspection of food, food products milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and drugs.
2) Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and handling techniques, of safety and sanitation practices and procedures used in the manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, sale and distribution of food, food products, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and drugs.
3) Knowledge of the inspection and investigative methods and techniques, of the terminology and standard abbreviations, of the types and uses of equipment and materials and the standard methods and devices used in the testing, manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, sale and/or distribution of food, food products, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and drugs.
4) Ability to understand food and drug laboratory analysis reports; to prepare reports and keep records of inspections.
5) Ability to deal effectively with the public; to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
6) Ability to plan and evaluate the training of field operations staff in food, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and drug inspection methods and techniques.
7) Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
8) Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining training needs and arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
9) Willingness to be subjected to physical and/or verbal abuse from others in a job related setting; to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours.
10) Extensive travel for job-related purposes, including overnight, is required.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED AT HIRE

1) Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the manufacture, sale, and inspection of food, food products milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and seafood and shellfish plants.
2) Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and handling techniques, of safety and sanitation practices and procedures used in the manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, sale and distribution of food, food products, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and seafood and shellfish.
3) Knowledge of the inspection and investigative methods and techniques, of the terminology and standard abbreviations, of the types and uses of equipment and materials and the standard methods and devices used in the testing, manufacturing, handling, processing, storage, sale and/or distribution of food, food products, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and seafood and shellfish.
4) Ability to understand food and laboratory analysis reports; to prepare reports and keep records of inspections.
5) Ability to deal effectively with the public; to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
6) Ability to plan and evaluate the training of field operations staff in food, milk, milk products, frozen dessert pasteurization and processing plants, and seafood and shellfish inspection methods and techniques.
7) Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
8) Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining training needs and arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
9) Willingness to be subjected to physical and/or verbal abuse from others in a job related setting; to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours.
10) Extensive travel for job related purposes, including overnight, may be required.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location" and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

How To Apply:

If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in .

We strongly encourage applicants to apply on-line. If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:

Lauren Guziejka
Office of Health
Human Resources Department
600 Washington St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Please include posting ID# when applying for this position. Resumes can be faxed to 617-348-5509. Questions concerning this posting can be directed to the Customer Service Unit at 800-850-6968.

Please help our environment by not mailing and faxing your cover letter and resume if you have submitted your materials on-line. Thank you!

Agency Web Address:

http://www.mass.gov/dph/

Diversity Officer:

Ms. Sonia Bryan, (617) 348-5728

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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