Career Posting:Retail Foods Technical Specialist

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position with Retail Foods Technical Specialist

Position Description: This is an advanced scientific and technical position which provides consultation and training to bureau staff, retail food establishments, agents and other partners. The employee has significant responsibility for the development, presentation, training, and distribution of information to the public, regulated industries, and staff concerning bureau requirements, activities, and current issues. This position assists management in developing guidelines, policies, and regulatory requirements concerning technical issues. The employee will be responsible for representing the bureau in program leadership. This position will routinely interact with individuals and organizations representing the food industry. This position will routinely interact with other state and regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over these industries. This position will provide recommendations for statutory and administrative rule development and revisions.

This advanced technical position will also include involvement in all of the following areas:

Provides technical assistance, training, standardization and evaluation of licensing and inspection activities completed by agent and state inspection personnel of retail food establishments in Wisconsin as required by administrative code.
Provides training and technical assistance in the areas of food safety program design, policy and procedure development, public information and food emergency follow-up.

Position Requirements:All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. At this time, those who are unvaccinated are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing protocols.

A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.

A valid driver’s license OR the ability to provide one’s own transportation for work purposes, including automobile insurance, is required.

At least 50% of this position's duties will require travel. In additon, the applicant must possess physical abilities to climb, the ability to stand, walk, bend, squat and lift up to 50 pounds. The applicant must also have the ability to walk extensively, climb and stand for long periods of time and thorough use of sight and hearing must be used to observe physical surroundings.

Minimally qualified candidates will have each of the following:

A Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian (RS) or NEHA REHS/Registered Sanitarian (RS) certification
Experience with inspection of a program

In addition, highly qualified candidates will have one or more of the following:

Experience with implementation and evaluation of public and/or environmental health inspection programs
Experience designing, developing and conducting training for peer and/or subordinates
Experience standardizing a program, policy, etc.
In addition, you MUST attach any applicable supporting documentation that indicates you already have a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or NEHA REHS credential (i.e. certificate, etc.).

It is critically important your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria. The job experts who evaluate your application materials must be able to make an accurate assessment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not meet at least the minimum qualifications or who do not clearly identify minimum qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

Position closes on:2022-01-03

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