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Job Title:

Food Safety Specialist Trainee

Job ID:

613665

Location:

Montpelier, VT

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Regular Shift:

N/A

Regular/Temporary:

Classified

Hourly Rate:

18.800000

Posting Date:

10/07/2013

Pay Grade:

21

Position Number:

280072

Application
Deadline:

10/28/2013

Department:

Agriculture, Food & Markets



General Information

This position, (Food Safety Specialist Trainee, Job Opening # 613665), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Randy Quenneville at randy.quenneville@state.vt.us .

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


Overview

During the six month training period, this position will be based in Montpelier. After completion of training, position will be home based in Chittenden County.


During the six month training period, this position will be based in Montpelier . After completion of training position will be home based in Chittenden County.

During the six month training period, this position will be based in Montpelier . After completion of training position will be home based in Chittenden County.

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General Job Description

Entry level position will perform technical work for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food Safety Consumer Protection Division, Meat and Poultry Inspection Service. The candidate will execute appropriate inspection methods, determine noncompliance with Federal and State regulatory requirements, and document noncompliance, to ensure that regulated meat and poultry establishments produce a safe, wholesome, unadulterated and properly labeled product.

This position is the first step in a career ladder for Food Safety Specialists. Duties include both office and field work and are performed under the supervision of the Chief of Meat Inspection, with in-plant oversight performed by senior Food Safety Specialists. This supervision is direct and close during the early phases of employment, but moderates in accordance with trainee experience and progress in the role. Promotion to a higher level Food Safety Specialist position requires completion of at least 6 months at the Trainee level, the successful completion of the USDA FSIS training courses for Consumer Safety Inspectors and any other mandatory training, the ability to be credentialed by USDA FSIS, demonstration of knowledge and proficiency in all the duties required of a Food Safety Specialist, and a current performance evaluation rating of at least satisfactory.

To read the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.


Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in food science, microbiology, animal science, a medical field, or a field related to meat products.

OR

Associate's degree or two years of college coursework in food science, microbiology, animal science, a medical field, or a field related to meat products AND two (2) years or more as a butcher, meat cutter, meat manager, or handler of commercial meat carcasses above a retail packaging or cutting level.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more as a butcher, meat cutter, meat manager, or handler of commercial meat carcasses above a retail packaging or cutting level.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Normal color vision is required.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

 

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