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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/10/17

Applications Due11/20/17

Vacancy ID45196

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleFood Inspector 1

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $55494 to $70566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 90%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Monroe

Street Address 1530 Jefferson Road

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code14623

Minimum Qualifications Provisional Appointment: If there is no appropriate eligible list of at least three people willing to accept permanent appointment for this geographic location, the Department may nominate a qualified person for a provisional appointment under the provisions of Section 65 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Minimum Qualifications: You must have 120 college semester credit hours which must include 18 credit hours in specialized courses related to: chemistry, microbiology, food quality control, epidemiology, entomology, food technology, food science, food processing technology, food sanitation, dairy science, biology, environmental sanitation, or environmental health.

Substitution: Full-time professional experience in a position in which the primary responsibility involves the application of scientific techniques in the areas of environmental health protection and sanitation of food establishments or quality control of food products at a wholesale food manufacturing facility may be substituted for a maximum of 60 college credits at the rate of one year experience equaling thirty semester credit hours.

This position requires completion of a two-year traineeship. After successful completion of the first year of the traineeship appointees will be advanced without further examination to the Trainee 2 level, SG-14. Successful completion of the second year of the traineeship will result in permanent advancement without further examination to the Food Inspector 1 level, SG-18. *Candidates may be eligible for appointment directly to Trainee 2.

* Advanced Placement Possible with Education/Experience: If you meet the minimum qualifications and have an additional year of experience in which the primary responsibility involves the application of scientific techniques in the areas of environmental health protection and sanitation of food establishments or quality control of food products at a wholesale food manufacturing facility, you may be appointed to Food Inspector Trainee 2. This will reduce the traineeship time by one year. You must inform the agency of this additional experience at the time of interview.

Examples of Qualifying Experience: Environmental Health Technician, Food Inspector/Investigator, Meat Inspector, Quality Control Technician for a food processing plant or food warehouse, or Laboratory Technician conducting analysis of food or dairy products.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience: Food Service Worker, Restaurant or Food Store Manager, Chef, Butcher, Caterer, Food Warehouse Management or Foremen, Food or Beverage Comptroller, Banquet Manager, Steward, Food or Food and Sanitation Equipment Sales Person, Food Broker, or Pesticide Applicator.

Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title,
and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.
Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained. The next exam date is set to be announced on December 29, 2017.

Reassignment Qualifications: You must have one year of permanent competitive service as a;
Food Inspector Trainee 1, NS=13
Food Inspector Trainee 2, NS=14
or
Food Inspector 1, G-18.

Transfer Qualifications: Under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law:
1. To a Food Inspector 1, You must have one year of permanent, competitive or 55-b/c service as a Dairy Products Specialist 1, or;
2. To a Food Inspector Trainee 1, you must have one year of permanent, competitive or 55-b/c service as a Farm Products Grading Inspector 1, or;
3. To a Food Inspector Trainee 2, you must have one year of permanent, competitive or 55-b/c service as a Farm Products Grading Inspector 2.

Transfer Qualifications: Under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law:
You must have permanent service in a title within two salary grades or one management/confidential grade and have served permanently for one year in that title.
AND
You must have passed the most recent Food Inspector 1 examination.
AND
Must have 120 college semester credit hours which must include 18 credit hours in specialized courses related to: chemistry, microbiology, food quality control, epidemiology, food technology, food science, food processing technology, food sanitation, dairy science, biology, environmental sanitation, or environmental health.
Substitution: Full-time professional experience in a position in which the primary responsibility involves the application of scientific techniques in the areas of environmental health protection and sanitation of food establishments or quality control of food products at a wholesale food manufacturing facility may be substituted for a maximum of 60 college credits at the rate of one year of experience equaling thirty semester credit hours.

55-b/c Qualification:
1. If you are interested in this position please submit a copy of your Department of Civil Service
eligibility letter, your current resume and a cover letter by November 20, 2017 to:
humanres@agriculture.ny.gov
2. Information about the Workers with Disabilities 55-b and the Veterans with Disabilities employment
program 55-c can be found at https://www.cs.ny.gov/dpm/c55.cfm

Duties Description The Food Inspector 1 conducts food safety inspections of food establishments to ensure sanitary, wholesome and pure food in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. They prevent fraud, adulteration and misrepresentation in the processing, packaging, storage, distribution, and sale of food and food products by educating food establishment operators on applicable laws and regulations; sampling food products to verify food safety controls, product labeling, and contents; and issuing written notices, letters, and reports citing food establishment violations and enforcement actions.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Ashlie Bloomfield, Human Resources Specialist 1

Telephone (518) 457-3216

Fax (518) 457-8852

Email Address humanres@agriculture.ny.gov

Address

Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235

 

Notes on ApplyingEmployees that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must submit their resume and cover letter to humanres@agriculture.ny.gov by: November 20, 2017. Your cover letter should include your name, Division, office telephone number, job title and date of initial appointment within State Service.

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