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SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST - 42000895

Date: Apr 5, 2018

Location: N/A, FL, US, negotiable

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Requisition No: 33248 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST - 42000895

Position Number: 42000895 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $37,000.08 

Posting Closing Date: 04/26/2018 

SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF FOOD SAFETY
BUREAU OF DAIRY INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

This position’s headquarters is negotiable within Palm Beach and Broward County.

CONTACT:

Robert Huff, (850) 245-5410

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in a natural science (includes biological sciences, agricultural and natural resources and physical sciences); or

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of professional field experience in food sanitation or quality control or food regulatory inspection, food establishment management or operations; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a natural science (includes biological sciences, agricultural and natural resources, and physical sciences); or

Work experience as described above may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours
worked and formal education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and
other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Employees appointed to positions involved in collecting samples for the dairy regulatory program must pass an evaluation conducted by a Milk Sampling Surveillance Officer to become a Certified Sampler within 90 days of employment and maintain valid certification. 

NOTES:

This position’s headquarters is negotiable within Palm Beach and Broward County.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of s.112.313, F.S. and Section 60L – 36.003, Florida Career Service Rules and Regulations.

Occasional travel required.

JOB DUTIES:

The incumbent in this position administers a dairy regulatory program in an assigned area according to the requirements of the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, Florida Dairy and Frozen Dessert Laws and Guidelines of the Bureau of Dairy Industry. Responsibility for completion of requirements on a quarterly basis rests upon the individual. Completion of these activities is vital to meeting the agency goal of “Ensure the safety and wholesomeness of foods and other consumer products.”

Inspect each dairy farm, milk and milk products plant, transfer depot, single service container plant, frozen dessert plant, manufacturing plant, wash station, bulk milk tanker and bulk milk hauler in an assigned area. Inspection frequency and procedures are those in accordance with the requirements of Chapters 502, Florida Statutes, and 5D-1, Florida Administrative Code, and Bureau of Dairy Industry Guidelines.

Collect samples of products from dairy farms, milk and milk products plants, frozen dessert plants and single service container plants. All sampling procedures used are those that are in accordance with recommendations contained in the American Public Health Association – Standard Methods for Examination of Dairy Products and Chapter 502, Florida Statutes. All samplers must be approved and certified by a certified Milk Sampling Surveillance Officer who has been certified by USPHS/FDA.

Conduct follow up actions to enforce requirements of Chapters 502, Florida Statutes, and 5D-1, Florida Administrative Code, when products of facilities do not meet the standards of the law. Issue hold orders, stop sale notices and stop use notices.  Suspend and issue permits/licenses when required.

Consult with dairy owners or plant managers on milk quality sanitation measures; construction of new dairies or plants and repair of existing facilities; dairy or plant management and personnel. Work with the dairy or plant to explain areas of deficiency and what measures need to be taken in order for the dairy or plant to be in compliance.

Maintain complete records of each dairy or plant in assigned territory. Information compiled includes sample results, inspection results, hold orders, water samples results, and other pertinent documents that refer to the dairy or plant.

Participate in training courses, bureau and division meetings. Read trade publications to keep abreast of the dairy industry nationally. Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • KSA of dairy farming, milk and milk product processing equipment, sampling procedures, regulatory codes, quality control, dairy chemistry and microbiology, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, water supplies, insect and rodent control, waste disposal, refrigeration equipment, record keeping and matters of public health.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.