This position will work closely with the program manager in order to provide consultative services to county health departments including conducting joint food safety and environmental health inspections, training, and standardization of sanitarians; providing food code interpretations and clarification; conducting food safety and environmental health inspections (and/or complaint investigations) of state institutions including but not limited to prisons, colleges, universities, children's camps, behavior health facilities, public schools, trailer parks, bottled water manufacturers, food processing establishments, warehouses, adult-use marijuana facilities, and other types of establishment as needed. Experience in architectural plan review for new and remolded covered establishments.
This position will also be developing standard operating procedures related to internal work activities, license application, inspections, education, compliance, and enforcement; creating technical assistance documents, gathering and compiling data related to inspections which will be used to create annual reports. This position will interpret food safety regulations and provide technical assistance to food operators, county health departments, and other agencies in regard to adult-use marijuana facilities and kitchens. Employees will answer inquiries from the public on food safety and environmental topics, rules, and statutes regarding adult-use marijuana facilities. This position will also be expected to contribute to Arizona's conformance with the manufactured food regulatory program standards, including policy development, writing of standard operating procedures, record keeping, and training development. The position will also be responsible for the continued development of database maintenance and other administrative activities as needed. Excellent interpersonal skills to build and foster relationships and represent the Department at meetings with internal and external stakeholders. The employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training. This position will be responsible for conducting environmental investigations and generating outbreak reports based upon information obtained, observations, and scientific principles
- Function as the subject matter expert and provide consultative services to county health departments including conducting joint food safety and environmental health inspections, training, and standardization of sanitarians; providing food code interpretations and clarification.
- Conducting food safety and environmental health inspections (and/or complaint investigations) of state institutions including but not limited to prisons, colleges, universities, children's camps, behavior health facilities, foster care homes, food processing establishments, warehouses, adult-use marijuana facilities, and other type of establishment as needed.
- Develop standard operating procedures related to internal work activities, permit application, inspections, education, compliance, and enforcement; creating technical assistance documents, educational materials, Powerpoint presentations, and info-graphics.
- Interpret food safety regulations, perform plan review, and provide technical assistance to food operators, county health departments, and other agencies in regards to adult-use marijuana facilities and kitchens.
- Employee will answer inquiries from the public on food safety, environmental topics, adult-use marijuana rules, and statutes. Developing formal training presentations or modules pertinent to food safety. Assist in the development and maintenance of the inspection database. Gathering and compiling data related to inspections which will be used to create annual reports.
- Will represent the Department at meetings with internal and external stakeholders. The employee will make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training.
- Generate outbreak reports based upon information obtained, observations, and scientific principles.
- Public health practices, knowledge of inspections, and investigation methods.
- Arizona Food Code, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's model food code, Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), as well as any other federal or state law that may apply or relate to this position.
- Communicable and environmentally caused diseases and their control, sanitation principles and practices, appropriate sanitation inspection protocols, and health education.
- Epidemiology and the scientific methods as applied to environmental control.
- Sanitation principles and appropriate sanitation inspection protocols.
- Up-to-date scientific developments and advancements in food safety and environmental health.
- Program and project planning.
- Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of various software packages and how to provide reports, graphs, and spreadsheets in various formats.
- Agency and commission program policy and procedures, regulations, and operating procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Conducting food safety and environmental health inspections, training, and standardization of sanitarians.
- Providing food code interpretations and clarification.
- Conducting food safety and environmental health inspections (and/or complaint investigations) of state institutions or facilities.
- Oral and written communications, interpersonal skills as working independently and as a team.
- Interpersonal skills to build and foster relationships and represent the Department at meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
- Interacting tactfully with staff and the public. In many circumstances.
- Effective communication will be required in order to educate operators, as well as gain compliance in regulatory matters.
- Communicating with a variety of individuals ranging from fellow state employees to technical experts, to professionals, and members of the general public.
- Coherent, organized, and effective communication, both verbally and in writing, such as for reports.
- Researching, collecting, and analyzing data to create concise technical program reports.
- Developing and implementing various improvement initiatives for assigned program areas.
- Architectural plan review for new and remolded covered establishments.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; work effectively with others; prepare concise technical reports; effect improvement in sanitary practices in the private sector and sanitary programs in the public sector; observe violations of the statute and identify the level of compliance in inspected facilities; collect, analyze and clearly document the outcomes and observations of an inspection or complaint in a report; appropriately plan projects and workload to meet the minimum inspections required; read and interpret architectural plans of new and remodeled food establishments; comprehend and make inferences from written material.
- Work with a wide variety of individuals and organizations; ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets.
- Perform assigned tasks in a timely, responsive, and accurate manner.
- Plan, organize, coordinate, and establish priorities among conflicting needs.
- Develop effective operating procedures, and review work carefully for completeness and accuracy.
- Support county health department partners as a subject matter expert.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
− Bachelor's degree in health sciences or related field and 2 years experience as a Public Health Sanitarian Intermediate or environmental health. Preference will be given to candidates with food safety inspections and regulation experience, including the interpretation of regulatory codes.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
- Must hold currently registered sanitarian (R.S.) credential through the state of Arizona at the time of hire.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.