Agriculture Compliance Specialist 1

Washington, Georgia

State of Georgia
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This position is located within the Manufactured Food Program of the Food Safety Division of the GDA.

The Manufactured Food Program is responsible for protecting consumers' health by ensuring that food in Georgia is prepared in a clean environment and honestly presented.
The Manufactured Foods Section employs specialists, which conduct random, unannounced inspections of food manufacturing facilities and warehouse distribution facilities, including processing plants, wholesale bakeries, bottled water, and drink processors.
Manufactured food compliance specialists collect food and water samples during inspections and review sanitation practices and product labels.
All manufactured food compliance specialists must complete advanced training in various specialized processing operations.

Each position is assigned a specific territory in which they must reside.

Applicant must reside or be willing to relocate to the following counties:


Job Summary:

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Inspects and investigates food manufacturing establishments for compliance with applicable health and sanitation laws and regulations.
Performs duties in a manner to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Model Ordinance (MO) requirements.
Collects food samples, environmental swabs, and water samples as necessary.
Transports samples to laboratories for analysis within the prescribed methods and timeframe.
Serves as a technical expert within the program of assignment.
Performs State/FDA Contract Inspections, HACCP Inspections, Shellfish Inspections, and other specialized inspections as assigned.
Maintains a working knowledge of current policies, laws, regulations, and guidance documents.
Attends training sessions, meetings, and conferences.
Follows an educate while you regulate approach and provides guidance and knowledge to industry and other personnel regarding health and food sanitation, rules and regulations, and their enforcement.
Maintains working relationships with the food industry and related entities, including federal, state, and local agencies.
Prepares and completes agency, state, and federal forms as required.
Maintains all State issued equipment properly.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in agronomy, animal science, biology, chemistry, or related area from an accredited college or university; or certification as a Registered Sanitarian or Environmental Health Specialist.

NOTE: If you are applying for this position based on the college credit, please submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. This will help determine if you meet the qualifications for this position based on your education. Failure to submit a transcript may result in not being eligible for this specific position if qualifying based on education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants, who, in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

Certification as a registered sanitarian or registered environmental health specialist by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
Completion of a 4-year degree in Animal Science, Chemistry, or any related field.
4-6 months of professional experience conducting inspections and investigations for compliance with established state and federal health and food and/or milk sanitation laws, rules, and regulations associated with the Food Industry.
Working knowledge of Windows Office Suites, Digital Health Department.

NOTE: The Georgia Department of Agriculture conducts background checks on all final candidates. The hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background, and criminal records investigations, and motor vehicle reports.

HOW TO APPLY: Resumes may be submitted by adding to your profile in Team Georgia Careers:

Via Team Georgia Careers

The GDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to this office's large volume of submissions, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided. Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the interview process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive a notification.

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The position will be closed once a suitable candidate is identified

Bachelor's degree in agronomy, animal science, biology, chemistry or a related area from an accredited college or university OR certification as a Registered Sanitarian or Environmental Health Specialist.

Additional Information

Agency Logo: Requisition ID: REG02RB
Number of Openings: 1
Advertised Salary: $37,500.00
Shift: Day Job
Date Posted: 29 August 2022
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