|Posted by Ed Kalas on September 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM|
Job Description at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/pub/reqinfo.asp?id=169300
Job Title: Food, Drug And Lodg Surv I
Req. No: 169300
Agency Name: Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type: External --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type
Applications accepted through: SEP 09, 2011
Recruiter: Dennis Peerenboom (785) 296-2621
As a Food, Drug, and Lodging Surveyor I, you will:
Conduct comprehensive inspections of a wide variety of food processing, food service, and storage facilities in assigned areas of the state. Includes conducting inspections of wholesale and retail food establishments, restaurants, food manufacturing and processing facilities, warehouses, locker plants, concession stands, etc. Prepares detailed reports of findings. Recommend the approval or denial of licensure and/or enforcement actions including civil fines or facility closure.
Participate in the investigation of complaints concerning violations of the regulations, unsanitary conditions, food borne illnesses, medical quackery, unsafe consumer products and other related health issues.
Identify risk factors associated with foodborne illness and establish actions to reduce these risk factors.
Provide training for industry officials and local health department sanitarians to promote and maintain an understanding of current food principles by organizing and presenting educational seminars using lectures, visual aids and infield training. Maintain and supplement technical knowledge in order to complete work responsibilities effectively by attending workshops and seminars and reviewing technical literature. Such training enhances the individuals ability to perform assigned responsibilities.
You must meet the minimum requirements for the Food, Drug, and Lodging Surveyor I classification.
You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement.
To meet the minimum requirements for this position, you must have: Bachelor of Science degree in a biological or physical science. Additional experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
How To Apply:
To apply for this position online go to: www.jobs.ks.gov and complete the Online Employment Application or mail application to: KS Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, 109 SW 9th St., Topeka, KS 66612.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application package, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum requirements of the class.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
Knowledge of biology, food chemistry and general sanitation as they apply to food, drug and lodging programs.
Knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices of public health sanitation and epidemiology.
Knowledge of retail and wholesale food, drug and lodging operations and production methods.
Ability to obtain commissioning by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers, supervisors and the public, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Your application and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
What To Expect Next:
Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Based on that evaluation, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel that have been verified as "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the class. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled as determined by the agency as being the best qualified.
Applicants claiming veterans' preference for the first time must complete the Veteran Preference field on the Personal Information Registration form, and submit a legible copy of their discharge document (DD 214), or other official discharge documents, showing enlisted and discharge dates, type of discharge, medals received. Please mail the copy of your DD 214, to the Department of Administration, Division of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 252, Topeka, Kansas 66612.
The Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Find out more about us at our web site
Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
C F 023 $16.56 Hourly