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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/11/22

Applications Due08/21/22

Vacancy ID110391

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleFood Inspector 1 or Trainee

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $61270 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 95%

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 Albany

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12235

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 Appointment 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.
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.

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.

Transfer Qualification: Under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law:
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.

Transfer Qualification: 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. 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 by July 19, 2022: https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/5daykmjljv/index.html
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

Duties Description The Food Inspector 1 (Produce Safety Inspector) is required to assist with the development and implementation of New York State’s Produce Safety Rule. This position will be a key part of collecting and updating farm information, providing education, outreach, and technical assistance to the regulated industry, and conducting Produce Safety Rule Inspections.

Additional Comments TRAVEL REQUIRMENTS: As this position requires 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.

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

Name Amy Sacco

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address recruitment@agriculture.ny.gov

Address

Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235

 

Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to one of these opportunities must use this link to apply by August 21, 2022: https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/5daykmjljv/index.html

If you are interested in this position, please submit a copy of your current resume, college transcripts, and a cover letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sacco in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or recruitment@agriculture.ny.gov.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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