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SANITARIAN IV, REGISTERED **Extended**

Regional Sanitarian

Recruitment #18-000277-0003

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

PHPA, Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a Regional Sanitarian in the Center for Food Processing, Office of Food Protection, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. The Regional Sanitarian inspects food processing facilities and evaluates and tests equipment and processes to verify compliance with State and federal laws and regulations that govern food safety. This position also performs the following duties: collects food samples; serves as a member of the Rapid Response Team; conducts Pre-opening inspections for food processing plants and retail chain Or franchise facilities; provides training and consultation to industry and local health departments; conducts investigations related to foodborne disease outbreaks and complaints; performs studies such as time and temperature relationships or pH assessment to assure safe food processing; and takes enforcement action when necessary to gain operator compliance and protect the public from adulterated and misbranded food. The Regional Sanitarian works in partnership with industry and local, State, and federal agencies to promote public health and ensure that food products are produced in a safe and sanitary manner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Environmental Sanitarians under the certificate of eligibility requirements for Environmental Sanitarians.

Experience: Four years of environmental health work experience in the promotion, control, and maintenance of environmental health.

Note: 

1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree in public health or environmental health sciences for one year of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering classifications or Environmental Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering and Science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant should have training in food facility inspections, be able to work primarily in the Southern Maryland or Baltimore metro area, as well as travel throughout the state, and have excellent communication skills.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist from the Maryland State Board of Environmental Health Specialists. A copy of current registration must be attached to the application.

2. The licensure requirements are pursuant to State Environmental Article, Title 11, COMAR 26.07.01 through 26.07.04. The Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management cannot accept any substitutions.

3. Further information on eligibility requirements, to include application for license, may be obtained from the Administrative Officer, Maryland State Board of Environmental Health Specialists, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.