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Job Title: Food Drug Lodging Surveyor - Pratt Co      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:190161
Agency:Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

This position will remain posted until filled. This position is located in Pratt County.

Job Summary:

• 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.

• Aids the Inspection Supervisor in the Manhattan office with duties seen appropriate by the Inspection Supervisor and Program Manager. This will not include any supervisory roles or policy decision making. It may include but not limited to: plan review, code enforcement, code research, fielding questions from consumers and stakeholders, compiling data and information. Identifies risk factors associated with foodborne illness and establishes action to reduce these risk factors.

• 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.

• Provides training for industry officials and local health department sanitarians 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.

• 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.

Salary: $16.56/hour


  • 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
  • Must be able to pass state inspector verification within three months of hire and standardization within 18 months of hire and every three years after. Must be able to obtain and maintain commissioning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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  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.

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

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

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