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Job Title:

Food Safety Officer 2 - Snohomish County

Opening Date/Time:

Fri. 08/30/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Thu. 09/12/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time


$3,377.00 - $4,429.00 Monthly

Job Type:

Full Time - Permanent


Snohomish County Other, Washington


Dept. of Agriculture

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) was established in 1913 making this our 100th year of supporting the agricultural industry.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture's (WSDA) Food Safety Division is searching for high energy individuals with a desire to promote positive change and continue the agency's efforts to become a customer driven organization. If you enjoy working in program that is fun, fast-paced and want to continue to work in a creative, challenging environment with continuous learning for career growth, we encourage you to apply and join our diverse and dedicated team.

WSDA will provide career growth, promotional opportunities, free training, and a wide variety of benefits to include health, dental & vision, retirement, sick and vacation leave and tuition reimbursement. For more information about the benefit package click on the benefit tab.



WSDA will teach you the knowledge and experience to:

  • Conduct food and feed safety inspections in facilities that process or hold food or feed slaughter plants; custom farm slaughter trucks; egg handling facilities' poultry processors; food warehouses; feed mills, rendering plants, pet food operations and other food or feed handlers.
  • Issue reports of inspection findings to licensed and unlicensed firms through the use of numerous forms.
  • Initiate enforcement actions based on inspection findings and acts to assess the situation(s).
  • Warrant stop sale notices or embargoes of food or feed products.
  • Draft compliance agreements.

Compile evidence, photo documentation, write reports and provide expert witness testimony in support of legal actions.



If you have a Bachelor's degree involving major study in bacteriology, microbiology, food science, food technology, biochemistry, dairy science or a natural science in a closely allied filed and two years of equivalent public health regulatory related experience or three years of quality control experience in a food or dairy processing plant. Valid driver's license is required.

AND, if you're willing to:

  • Be exposed to loud noises, unpleasant odors and extreme temperatures
  • Be exposed to farm animals and walk on rough, uneven ground
  • Work on, under and around large machinery and moving parts and occasionally climb ladders or walk on open metal scaffolding in high places
  • Lift large or heavy objects such as a cooler loaded with samples
  • Operate state assigned computer often while in the car
  • Work variable hours, however, normally Monday through Friday

Then you would be an ideal candidate with the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division.

NOTE: As a condition of employment, this position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Employees are required to pay regular union dues or non-association fees (due to religious tenants) within 30 calendar days following employment.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, you may call Linda Pentt, HR Consultant at (360) 902-1979 or

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The State of Washington actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who need assistance in the application process or who need this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-1979 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388.



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