Environmental Health Inspector - Food Division City of Fishers Fishers

Title Environmental Health Inspector - Food Division
Date 09 October 2020
Company City of Fishers
City Fishers

Short Description :

Enforcement steps when necessary, including issuing civil penalties, license suspensions or filing for court Valid Indiana Drivers License Passage of an American National Standards Institute ANSI approved food handler certification exam or obtainment of the Certified ,…

Full Description :

Description

The is accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Health Inspector Food Division role. This position is responsible for performing risk-based inspections of retail food establishments to ensure they are meeting state, local, and federal codes and regulations through education, regulation, and enforcement. Impacts of this role include reduction of foodborne illnesses by focusing on reducing contributing factors and assisting operator in achieving active managerial control of foodborne illness risk factors by mean of educating.


Key Competencies:
Meet departmental objectives and guidelines in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration Voluntary Retail Food Program Regulatory Standards (VNRFRPS). Goals include pre and post education; field inspections objectives; continuing education and adherence to departmental policies

Examples of Duties
  • Conducts after action inspection to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain inventory and supplies for inspections and investigations.
  • Coordinate inspection results to the person in charge at the establishment and Health Department leadership.
  • Maintains up to date records for each inspection conducted.
  • Work with management and staff to reduce the risk of foodborne illness risk factors in retail food establishments through education, outreach and enforcement.
  • Provides clear and accurate technical reports of inspection outcomes, determines corrective actions, and discusses findings with food establishment representative.
  • Responds to requests for inspection/investigation from consumers as they relate to foodborne illness investigations and pursue appropriate corrective action and communicates results to consumer.
  • Ensures compliance and performs follow-up inspections and initiates enforcement steps when necessary, including issuing civil penalties, license suspensions or filing for court.
  • Provide food safety education and supporting materials to food establishment’s owners, management, staff and consumers.
  • Meet minimum standards on quality assurance inspections.
  • Perform retail food establishment inspections, food truck inspections and special event inspections possibly outside of regular working hours.
  • Be self-motivated, must have the ability to self-study and pursue training related to the position.
  • Perform related inspections and assist other staff in achieving Health Department goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a concentration in Environmental Health, Microbiology, Food Science, or closely related science-based curriculum preferred or 1-2 years working in retail food regulation, environmental health or similar experience;
  • Valid Indiana Driver's License;
  • Passage of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved food handler certification exam or obtainment of the Certified Professional – Food Safety (CP-FS) credential within first year of employment;
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly with clients, other professionals and the general public;
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and convey technical information to reach desired outcomes and protect public health;
  • Knowledge of food safety standards and principles, including the VNRFRP;
  • Ability to work independently performing regulatory oversight of retail food establishments in assigned district;
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize higher risk inspections and objectives.;
  • Ability to function effectively under stress, including working with unreceptive clients or working in unsafe conditions;
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs and ability to effectively learn and utilize inspection software.

The offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance; medical/dependant care flexible spending plan; life insurance; long-term disability; 457(b) retirement savings plan; 100% City paid PERF savings plan; tuition reimbursement; generous paid time off and regular work schedule.

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