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Job Title: Technical Specialist      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:190136
Agency:Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

This position will remain posted until filled.

Job Summary:

Performing data management duties for the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s adoption of the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). This includes but is not limited to:

Performs inspection report audits and weekly inspection reviews to ensure inspections are uniform across the state for all staff, which will support safe products that are necessary to promote and grow agribusinesses in Kansas, as well help the program meet Food Regulatory Program Standards.

Develops, coordinates, and manages the program's sampling program. This includes training inspection staff and being the lead sample collector. This helps the program ensure a safe food supply, which protects public health and safety and enhances consumer confidence.

Manages HACCP reviews and variance approval process including tracking submissions, field approvals, program approvals, drafting approval or denial letters, and attaching the letters and other documentation into USAFoodSafety license records.

Promotes agribusiness by coordinating and performing plan reviews for new food businesses and remodels of existing food businesses. Ensures that licensing requirements are addressed in the plans and offers compliance assistance to prevent costly changes after construction. Other duties as assigned.

Salary: $42,000/Year

Desired Qualifications:

·            Bachelor’s degree. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

·            Two years’ experience performing food inspections and in compliance and enforcement work preferred.

·            Basic computer skills

·            Above average spelling and typing skills necessary

·            Strong oral and written communication skills

·            Knowledge of laws and regulations adopted and used by this program

·            Ability to communicate in a professional manner and to maintain a pleasant and helpful attitude in dealing with others.

·            Must be able to obtain and maintain commissioning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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: Kelsey Senn 1320 Research Park Dr.  Manhattan, KS 66502.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Kelsey Senn at  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

  •          Resume
  •          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 .  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.

Recruiter Contact:

Name: Kelsey Senn
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.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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