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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Division of Food and Recreational Safety, is recruiting to fill an RRT Regulatory Specialist – Project (Official Title: Regulatory Specialist).
DATCP works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. We are located in the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madison’s southeast side and nestled atop a beautifully wooded and scenic hilltop venue. Our employees enjoy ample, low-cost parking at the facility. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.

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Position Summary:  This position provides regulatory and technical assistance to the Bureau. Responsibilities include participating in the development and implementation of statewide standards, rules, and measurement for compliance; analysis of inspection staff productivity; and general program evaluation. Under general supervision, the position is responsible for researching, developing, and providing training on compliance and enforcement standards for the combined Rapid Response Team (RRT) and the Manufactured Foods Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) Cooperative Agreement. The position assists management and senior staff with analysis of inspector compliance workloads, response capabilities and resource needs, data entry and analysis, and evaluation of program effectiveness. This position is responsible for monitoring statewide compliance activities by ensuring that case files and data are accurate, up-to-date, and accessible in order to verify and monitor inspection and compliance activities.

The position evaluates and develops data quality assurance standards and internal controls to ensure compliance with cooperative agreement, agency standards, and grant deliverables. The position provides internal and external consultation, leadership, and training on initiative implementation and provides advanced administrative support for the RRT and the MFRPS. This position is responsible for managing the records of each program, participating in all-hazards responses and recalls, assisting with meeting grant deliverables, and for administrative support to maximize program efficiency.
This position is involved with technical compliance and enforcement activities related to inspection of food and recreational facilities, investigation of consumer complaints, and administrative paperwork. The position conducts investigations into the legitimacy and urgency of consumer complaints and compliance referrals from other agencies, performs random monitoring activities of inspection reports, sample collection records, compliance actions undertaken by the Bureau and the Bureau in collaboration with external partners. The position designs surveys and studies to determine the prioritization of tasks undertaken as part of the RRT and MFRPS.

The position requires considerable communication with Bureau personnel, the general public, industry, other state and federal agencies, as well as other divisions within the Department.

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NOTE: This is a project position with a scheduled end date on or before March 31, 2023. Project positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance, but the incumbent does not attain permanent civil service status.