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Food Inspector 1

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 122 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Food Inspector Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Food Inspector Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Food Inspector 1

    Grade 18

  4. Food Inspector 2

    Grade 23

  5. Food Inspector 3

    Grade 27

  6. Food Safety Inspection Manager

    Grade 62

  7. Assnt Dir Food Safety & Inspection

    Grade 63

  8. Dir Food Safety & Inspection

    Grade 65

Summary of Job Description

As a Food Inspector 1, you would enforce federal and state laws, rules and regulations by conducting inspections at food manufacturers, processors, distributors, and retailers and report violations of standards as they pertain to wholesomeness, labeling, and advertising of food products and/or general sanitary conditions and inventory control.  You would also participate in educational sessions for operators of establishments (including donated food recipient agencies) found in repeated violation of sanitation standards.  You may testify in court or in administrative hearings on volatile conditions at food establishments, donated food recipient agencies, warehouses or food banks and investigate consumer complaints related to mislabeling or unwholesomeness of food.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.  On or before the date of the examination, you must have the following:

1. A bachelors degree in chemistry, microbiology, food quality control, epidemiology, entomology, food technology, food science, food processing technology, food sanitation, dairy science, biology, environmental sanitation or environmental health.
                                                          OR
2. Satisfactory completion of 18 semester credit hours in chemistry, microbiology, food quality control, epidemiology, entomology, food technology, food science, food processing technology, food sanitation, dairy science, biology, environmental sanitation or environmental health;
                        AND
One year of 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.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

24-812

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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