Food & Dairy Inspector

State of Tennessee

Blount County , Tennessee

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and two years of full time work experience in the planning of nutritional food programs for individuals or establishments, or any experience involved with adherence to proper hygiene or sanitation of food, dairy, water, or related environmental health issues, including but not limited to, (1) the inspection of agricultural or industrial establishments, commodities, or equipment; (2) the training of retail staff who prepare food; (3) the proper storage and processing of food, dairy, or water commodities or (4) dairy farm work.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying experience in the planning of nutritional food programs for individuals or establishments, or any experience involved with adherence to proper hygiene or sanitation of food, dairy, water, or related environmental health issues may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator's license may be required for employment in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for technical inspection and enforcement work of average difficulty involving food and dairy manufacturing, processing, and marketing laws and regulations; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class for the Food and Dairy Inspector series. An employee in this class is responsible for inspecting and enforcing compliance with state and federal laws and regulations at food and dairy processing, manufacturing, wholesale, or retail establishments within a fixed geographic area of the state and may lead or assist in the training of lower level inspectors. This class differs from that of Food and Dairy Inspector 1* in that an incumbent of the latter functions at an entry level capacity under immediate supervision. This class differs from that of a Food and Dairy Inspector 3 in that the latter functions at the advanced working level in inspections and enforcement of state and federal laws in the most complex food processing, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail sites, and specifically dairy processing plants.

NOTE: Applicants may be appointed directly into this job classification or be promoted from the job title of Food and Dairy Inspector 1*, without further examination, upon satisfactory completion of a mandatory two year probationary period.

Competencies (KSA's):

  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Learning
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Approachability
  • Composure
  • Customer Focus
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust

Knowledge:

  • Building and Construction
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Design
  • Food Production
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing

Skills:

  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Coordination
  • Instructing
  • Persuasion
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management

Abilities:

  • Category Flexibility
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Memorization
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Selective Attention
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Time Sharing
  • Visualization
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Reaction Time
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Gross Body Coordination
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Stamina
  • Static Strength
  • Auditory Attention
  • Depth Perception
  • Far Vision
  • Near Vision
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Sound Localization
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition

HOW TO APPLY

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2043595