DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is assigned to the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Lanier, Pierce and Ware. Applicant must reside in one of these counties or be willing to relocate.
This position is located in the Retail Food Section, which is responsible for enforcing state laws, rules and regulations by conducting sanitation inspections of retail food stores. Regulated firms include grocery stores, convenience stores, bakeries, seafood operations, salvage food operations, mobile meat trucks and rolling stores to ensure Good Retail Practices (GRP's) are being followed and the wholesomeness of food is maintained. The retail food safety inspectors, or compliance specialists, conduct random and unannounced inspections of food sales establishments that are licensed by the GDA.
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants, who, in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, possess knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
NOTE: The Georgia Department of Agriculture conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background and criminal records investigations and motor vehicle reports.
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