Job Title:

Food Safety Specialist 1 Ė Summit County, OH

Closing Date/Time:

Mon. 12/21/09 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary:

$19.88 - $26.28 Hourly
$41,350.40 - $54,662.40 Annually

Job Type:

Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit

Location:

Summit County, Ohio

Department:

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

Provide oversight of local health department's retail food establishment program providing individualized training, educational programs, and technical support (e.g. investigate variance requests); audit  local health department retail food programs to determine their compliance with laws & rules; inspect over the counter drugs, farmer's markets, home bakeries & small egg producers; collects samples, investigate consumer complaints, conduct COOL reviews & present educational programs to industry as well as consumers.

Collects samples, conducts inspection, evaluation, investigation & surveillance activities of wholesale & retail food industry for compliance with mandated state &/or federal laws & rules to ensure safe production & sale of food products; conducts surveys & audits of local health departmentís safety programs (e.g., evaluates program activities & performance of personnel through rating system) for compliance with mandated standards; independently conducts one-on-one inspection standardization procedures to evaluate local health department personnel in proper implementation of mandated state food safety standards; prepares reports of technical nature & compares local health department & food industry performance to required procedures & guidelines & recommends training & additional assistance when warranted.


Conducts inspections &or investigations of consumer related inquiries;maintains evaluation instruments & technical field equipment; participates in drills & exercises of emergency plans;prepares & delivers speeches & presentations to groups & organizations; operates personal computer & related software to enter, edit & verify data & to produce reports; utilizes inspection tools to (e.g thermometer, test kit, pH meter & light meter); initiates enforcement activities with food industry management; performs other related duties as assigned (e.g., attends meetings, participates on workgroups, travels to trainings & seminars as required).

 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; 6 mos. exp. in operation of personal computer; valid driverís license.

 Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of food science; agency, state & federal laws, rules, regulations & guidelines governing food safety procedures & techniques; microbiology; physics; environmental science; inspection techniques. Skill in operation of personal computer; inspection tools to include thermometer, test kit, PH meter & light meter. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; handle sensitive contacts with officials, general public & industry personnel; investigate complaints; provide expert advice & technical assistance with federal or local government employees, health department personnel & food industry personnel; demonstrate physical fitness. (*) Developed after employment.

 Supplemental Information:

HEADQUARTER COUNTY CAN BE LOCATED IN PORTAGE,STARK OR SUMMIT COUNTY 

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED, WITH OVERNIGHT STAYS. MUST PROVIDE OWN TRANSPORTATION. OR, IN ORDER TO OPERATE A STATE VEHICLE, YOU MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE FROM STATE OF RESIDENCE

 

 

Department Name:

Agriculture

Address:

8995 E. Main St.  Suite 122  Reynoldsburg,  OH  43068  Map/Directions

Phone:

(614) 466-4595

Web Site:

http://www.state.oh.us/agr/

 

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