Food Inspector 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 25 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 2, you would supervise the work of Food Inspector 1ís who conduct inspections including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), sanitary, juice HACCP, seafood HACCP, low-acid canned food HACCP, and acidified canned food HACCP inspections. You would be responsible for scheduling, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating their inspection responsibilities. You would serve as a zone supervisor and act as a liaison between the region office and field inspection personnel. In this capacity, you would administer particular aspects of the divisionís Food Safety and Inspection program, which would include coordinating food recalls, animal feed inspections, U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract or partnership inspections, laboratory sample collection and processing, and food safety and plant sanitation compliance.

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

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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 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.


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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