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Published
February 22, 2020
Location
Beaufort County, South Carolina
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Job Responsibilities

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Assists in the implementation of the Food Program in the Environmental Affairs, Bureau of Environmental Health Services, Lowcountry-Beaufort office. Conducts comprehensive evaluations/inspections of retail food establishments including food service facilities, retail markets, school lunchrooms, temporary food services and other related food service activities to determine compliance with state regulations, approved plans/specifications and standard practices. Completes all necessary administrative tasks and documentation, as requested. Investigates complaints in the food protection program and other Environmental Affairs program areas. Enforces the provisions of Regulation 61-25, "Retail Food Establishments." Prepares reports/referrals of a professional and technical nature for enforcement activities and recommend action for violations. Provides consultation to the regulated community and the general public on State laws, regulations, and standards. Position may be required to assist in various environmental programs. Participates in disaster/emergency preparedness activities as outlined in the region and agency policies. This position may include participation as a member of the Emergency Response Team, overseeing environmental clean-up, which requires 24-hour on-call and response on a rotating basis. Perform other duties as required.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements:Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license. Some positions require the successful completion of specialized courses in health physics or certification as a health physicist. A high school diploma and experience in environmental health programs or radiological health. A bachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences, mathematics, public health, engineering or a related technical field may be substituted for the required work experience.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements:Abachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field or an associate degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field and three years of environmental experience; or high school diploma and five years of environmental experience. Excellent organizational and communication skills, make presentations in a group setting; communicate clearly and concisely in both an oral and written manner; work effectively in a team-oriented environment and encourage positive working relationships with coworkers, industry, and government officials; work independently in a field environment; work in all reasonable weather conditions; access non-traditional work environments; climb ladders, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 pounds; walk on narrow cat walks that require a sense of balance; make visual observations of facilities, samples, plans, specifications, reports, etc.; visually differentiate between various shades of color; conduct field tests, using delicate instruments and chemicals, which require steady hands; and wear the required safety equipment as needed, to include but not limited to, safety glasses, lab coats, and nitrile or latex gloves; and maintain a professional appearance, possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record. This position requires the successful completion of prescribed technical coursework and passing any test relevant to the position within the probationary period or trial period. Occasional overnight travel and participation on the Emergency Response Team and/or the Food Outbreak Response Team; and subject to on call or call back 24/7 may also be required.

The Department will not sponsor H1B visas for this position.

RESCINDING CONDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT OFFER: We reserve the right to rescind any conditional employment offer in the event you fail to comply with the requirements outlined in the conditional offer of employment or other requirements of state or federal law.

Applicant indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or knowledge in food protection and sanitation and thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal food laws and regulations. Knowledge of environmental health regulations, data management skills and proficiency with Microsoft office professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Field experience with tablet and desktop computers and peripheral equipment. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.

Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.

Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.

Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.

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Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted or reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. I have read and acknowledge the above statement.

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Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require a copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring. I have read and acknowledge the above statement.

  • Yes
  • No
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If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record. I have read and acknowledge the above statement.

  • Yes
  • No
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How did you hear about this position? A.State NeoGov website (jobs.sc.gov) B.LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook C.Employee Referral/Agency Recruiter D.College Job Board E.External Job Board (SC Works, Indeed, Association) F.Other

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    Do you possess a bachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field or an associate degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field and three years of environmental experience; or high school diploma and five years of environmental experience?

    • Yes
    • No
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    The hiring range for this position is $40,759 - $58,085. This position will be offered at the lower end of the hiring range. If you are the selected candidate and offered this position, are you willing to accept the salary at the lower end of the hiring range?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Are you able to climb ladders, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, visually inspect facilities, and traverse uneven ground?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Are you able to work in a job that requires occasional overnight travel?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have any experience or knowledge of Regulation 61-25, Retail Food Establishments and/or the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code? If yes, please explain.

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      Are you able to work the schedule as listed in the posting, including after normal business hours, as requested by supervisor?

      • Yes
      • No
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      Do you have experience utilizing food safety and sanitation testing equipment used in the operation of a retail food establishment? If yes, please describe.

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        You may be asked to serve on an emergency response team overseeing environmental cleanup, which requires 24-hour on call and response on a rotating basis. Would you be willing to serve in that capacity?

        • Yes
        • No
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        Will you now or in the future require DHEC sponsorship for employment visa status?

        • Yes
        • No
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        This position is headquartered in Beaufort. Are you willing to physically report to the designated headquarters on a daily basis?

        • Yes
        • No

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