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Environmental Health Sanitarian - Entry - Produce Inspection (Project/Project)

DATCP is seeking two Environmental Health Sanitarian - Entry - Produce Inspectors (Project/Project) in our Division of Food and Recreational Safety. Please be sure to select ALL counties in which you are interested in employment.

These field based positions will be headquartered in and conduct the majority of work within the following counties:
Position 1: Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Sheboygan counties
Position 2: La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties
*Work will also be conducted statewide.

These positions will perform activities required to establish the WI produce safety regulatory program under the Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under this agreement, DATCP has received a contract with FDA through federal fiscal year 2021. This is a new program in the State that is working towards the goal of an integrated produce safety program that educates produce businesses in best practices for minimizing the contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables and verifies safe practices are followed.

This position is responsible for the enforcement of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule governing businesses that grow, harvest, pack, or hold produce. The position has significant responsibility for developing and distributing information to regulated industries and staff concerning bureau requirements and activities implemented in the Produce Safety regulatory program's On Farm Readiness Reviews, inspections, and compliance activities.

The incumbent is responsible for: on-site evaluation, inspection, and documentation of sanitary conditions of fields, facilities, equipment, and/or product; application of codes and statutes. Based upon evaluation and/or inspection findings, staff are responsible for preparing reports and taking or recommending enforcement actions as outlined in applicable codes and statutes.