Food Inspector 2 - Grade 23

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 26 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Food Inspector Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Food Inspector Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Food Inspector Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Food Inspector 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Food Inspector 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Food Inspector 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
Food Safety Inspection Manager 62 $100,845 $127,474
Assnt Dir Food Safety & Inspection 63 $111,925 $141,439
Dir Food Safety & Inspection 65 $137,457 $173,664

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Food Inspector 2, you may supervise the work of Food Inspector 1s who conduct inspections including general sanitation, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), juice HACCP, seafood HACCP, low-acid canned food, acidified food inspections, preventive control inspections, and animal food inspections. You may be responsible for assigning, reviewing, and evaluating their inspection responsibilities. You may serve as a zone supervisor and act as a liaison between the region office and field inspection personnel. In this capacity, you would administer direction, and specific aspects of the division's Food Safety and Inspection program, which would include coordinating food recalls, animal food inspections, U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract or partnership inspections, coordinate interagency investigations, laboratory sample collection and processing, and food safety and plant sanitation compliance.

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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, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Food Inspector Trainee 1, Food Inspector Trainee 2, Food Inspector Trainee 1 (Spanish Language), Food Inspector Trainee 2 (Spanish Language), Food Inspector 1, or Food Inspector 1 (Spanish Language).

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.

31-027 38-998

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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