DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is assigned to the following counties: Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Bulloch, Candler, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dougherty Early, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Grady, Irwin, Jenkins, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Quitman, Randolph , Screven, Sumter, Tattnall, Telfair, Terrell, Tift, Thomas, Counties. Applicant mUST LIVE IN OR be willing to relocate TO ONE OF THE CENTRAL COUNTIES IN THIS TERRITORY.
This position is located in the Dairy Section, which is responsible for enforcing state and federal laws, rules and regulations by conducting sanitation inspections of dairy farms and plants. Regulated firms include dairy farms Grade A milk plants, ice cream plants, cheese plants single service plants, tanker wash stations, and dairy substation/warehouses to ensure compliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). A dairy compliance specialist conducts random and unannounced inspections of dairy establishments that are licensed by the GDA.
Duties of this positon include but are not limited to:
A. Inspects and investigates dairy farm, plants, tankers, haulers and manufacturing facilities. Performs duties in a manner to insure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) requirements and advises dairy firm owners, managers and personnel.
1. Conducts inspections of all assigned firms using established frequencies and procedures based on applicable laws, rules and regulations relative to sanitation, physical requirements, accuracy of scales, food safety, product labeling, refrigeration, finished product testing and reporting of positive results, etc.
2. Observes employees of food and dairy firms for adherence to health and food sanitation regulations and GMP's governing cleanliness.
3. Advises dairy firm manages and personnel about health and food sanitation rules and regulations.
4. Notifies supervisor immediately when food or dairy firms have imminent food sanitation hazards, do not meet minimum standards, or when problems or significant changes in assigned area occur.
5. Reviews plans and specifications for new or renovated food establishments. Consults with owners and/or builders to bring plans into compliance with applicable rules and regulations and provides technical explanations to industry persons when needed.
6. Submits license application, documents, and fee in accordance with established policies, laws, rules, and regulations.
7. Brief dairy firm person in charge on inspection or investigation findings, detailing corrective action when necessary, completing supportive documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Issues stop sale order or witnesses a voluntary destruction on food items suspected of being adulterated, contaminated, or misbranded.
9. Maintains all State issued equipment properly.
10. On assigned dairy firms - Maintains a minimum enforcement rating on State ratings and federal check ratings of 90, showing a high degree of assisting and following up on violations found in any applicable area.
11. Examines plant records to ascertain that required specialized training and documentation are in compliance with regulations during each inspection.
12. Works with other State and Federal agencies as assigned.
B. Collects samples of dairy finished products, processed products, environmental swabs, raw milk, glycol, and water samples as necessary from all firms in assigned area of responsibility and/or as directed according to established procedures. Distributes samples to laboratories for analysis.
1. Insures integrity of samples utilizing sanitary sampling procedures and transporting within the established time frame.
2. Selects and packs all samples in secure manner and properly identified for transporting to laboratory.
3. Selects and packs perishable samples in refrigerant for transporting to laboratory according to established requirements in a timely and efficient manner.
4. Submits an accurate and complete collection report for each sample to the food, dairy, and/or pesticide laboratory with all required information which accompanies the sample.
5. Conducts follow-up on laboratory analysis and implements corrective action as required for violative results in a timely manner.
6. Collects follow-up on laboratory analysis and implements corrective action as required for violative results in a timely manner.
7. Collects, secures, and submits environmental swabs in accordance to rules, regulations, and guidance documents.
8. Supervises the collection of environmental swabs by employees of food and dairy facilities when applicable.
C. Maintains knowledge of current policies, laws, regulations and developments in the field by reading appropriate policy notices, interpretations and attending training sessions, meetings and conferences.
1. Attends district and agency meetings as required to maintain knowledge of health and food safety programs. Attends conferences and training courses as scheduled.
2. Reads, interprets, communicates and applies information disseminated from policy directives.
D. Prepares and completes agency, State, and Federal forms.
1. Completes time and activities in the electronic database in an efficient and timely manner.
2. Prepares and submits mileage and expense reports which are accurate and complete to supervisor on the last working day of the month.
3. Completes FDA Contracts and other federal forms in a complete, accurate and timely manner.
Agriculture Compliance Specialist 1 (RCP040)-Completion of a bachelor's degree in agronomy, animal science, biology, chemistry or a related field/area; or certification as a registered sanitarian or environmental health specialist.
Agriculture Compliance Specialist 2 (RCP041)-Completion of a bachelor's degree in agronomy, animal science, biology, chemistry or a related field/area and one year of experience conducting inspections or investigations for compliance; or certification as a registered sanitarian or environmental health specialist and one year of experience conducting inspections or investigations for compliance; or one year of experience required at the lower level Agriculture Compliance Specialist 1 (RCP040) or position equivalent.
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 education. Failure to submit a transcript may result in not being eligible for this specific position if qualifying based on education.
Vocational/Technical degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, pest control, entomology or a closely related field from an accredited college OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in the area of assignment OR Two years of college, which included 12 semester hours or 20 quarter hours in chemistry or life sciences.
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