The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to a balanced approach of:
- Serving Kansas farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and the consumers/customers they serve;
- Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy; and
- Advocating for and promoting the agriculture industry, the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor; while
- Ensuring a safe food supply, protecting natural resources, promoting public health and safety, protecting animal health, and providing consumer protection to the best of our ability.
This position will remain posted until filled.
Collects evidence and recommends enforcement actions as provided for by law against regulated facilities found to be in noncompliance. This is necessary in order to abate threats to the public’s health and safety by determining severity and consequences of noncompliance. Establishes time periods for correction of violations in regulated facilities by determining consequences to public safety and health of allowing conditions to exist until improved. Work activity includes computer operation
- Identifies risk factors associated with foodborne illness and establishes action to reduce these risk factors.
- Provides training for industry officials to promote and maintain an understanding of current food principles by organizing and presenting educational seminars using lectures, visual aids, and infield training. Maintains and supplements technical knowledge in order to complete work responsibilities effectively by attending workshops and seminars and reviewing technical literature. Such training enhances the individual’s ability to perform assigned responsibilities.
- Investigates suspected foodborne illnesses associated with food establishments to determine causes and prevent further illnesses by using the ability and knowledge to collect and interpret necessary data. Collects and prepares samples of water and foods to determine quality and safety of continued use by submitting samples to the laboratory for analysis. Investigates natural disasters and transportation accidents affecting regulated facilities, food products or drugs to determine the degree of product adulteration and sanitary conditions of facilities through the use of emergency onsite surveys.
- Conduct recall confirmations initiated by state or federal agencies of food and drug products at retail, wholesale, and points of manufacture in order to prevent further distribution of hazardous foods by invoking embargoes, seizures, or voluntary product destruction
- Bachelor of Science degree in a biological or physical science. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
- Valid Driver's License
What to Expect Next:
Once your completed application and tax clearance certificate is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted in order to determine best qualified. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and interview.
How To Apply:
The application process has 3 STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form and submit to the Kansas Department of Agriculture. If you prefer to mail your application, please send to: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, Attention: Alisha Pollard, 1320 Research Park Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502.
STEP 3: Email these additional required documents to Alisha Pollard at mailto:HRServices@KDA.KS.GOV. Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
- Letter of Interest
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Name: Alisha Pollard
Phone: (785) 564-6712
Fax: (785) 564-6777
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the qualifications of the position. Next, your application will be evaluated based on selection criteria and competencies for the position.
What to Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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