Food Inspector 1

Agriculture & Markets, Department of Bronx

Full Job Description

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
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.
Advanced Placement: If you are selected for appointment, you may, at the agency’s discretion, be appointed directly to Food Inspector Trainee 2 or Food Inspector 1.
To be considered for advanced placement to Food Inspector Trainee 2, you must possess, beyond the “Minimum Qualifications”, one 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 must inform the agency of this additional experience at the time of interview.
To be considered for advanced placement to Food Inspector 1, you must possess, beyond the “Minimum Qualifications”, two additional years 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 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 Salesperson, Food Broker, or Pesticide Applicator.

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

70.4 Transfer Appointment Under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law
Minimum Qualifications:
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 Appointment
Minimum Qualifications:
1. 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.
2. Candidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must use this link to apply: https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/rxkb6lyjhs/index.html by: November 07, 2021. Please be sure to designate which position you’re applying for. 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.
3. 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

Notes
1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
2. New York State residence is not required.
3. Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S1VXR.
4. TRAVEL REQUIRMENTS: As these positions require travel within the region to which assigned, appointees must either possess at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have access to a motor vehicle when necessary or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the regular transportation requirements in carrying out their field work responsibilities.

 

Duties Description
Department Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/

Division of Food Safety and Inspection Summary:

The Division of Food Safety and Inspection provides a vital service to people across the state by working to ensure that New York State’s food and feed supply is safe to consume. From licensing businesses and conducting inspections, to collaborating with local, state, and federal partners on new and innovative approaches to food safety, this work is critical to ensuring that the safety of the food supply is maintained from producer to consumer.

To learn more about the Division of Food Safety and Inspection, please visit https://agriculture.ny.gov/food-safety

Job Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking interested candidates for three Food Inspector Trainee positions in Bronx County, Onondaga County, and Saratoga County. The Food Inspector traineeship program is a two-year formal training program. The training provides the experience necessary to conduct specialized inspections at food manufacturers, processors, distributors, and retailers; and to report violations of standards as they pertain to wholesomeness, labeling, and advertising of food products and/or general sanitary conditions and inventory control.

This is a PEF Bargaining Unit-represented position that is in the competitive jurisdictional class. This opportunity offers a competitive starting salary of $45, 617/ year + $3,026 annual downstate adjustment for the Bronx location, and excellent benefits. Benefits include but are not limited to NYS Pension Plan membership, inexpensive health insurance coverage, and generous paid time off

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conducts food safety inspections of food establishments to ensure sanitary, wholesome, and pure food in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Prevents 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.

To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.