Applying To: Food Establishment Inspector
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
- Minimum: $36,400.00
- Maximum: $56,888.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for enforcing food control ordinances and performing state licensing inspections for day care facilities and group homes.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Food Establishment Inspector
A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health from a school with a degree program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (NEHSPAC); OR a Bachelor’s degree which included at least 30 hours of basic science coursework and a math or statistics class, plus two years of experience working in food protection and/or environmental health. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.
Certification: Must be able to obtain Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) Certification or Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) within 11 months of hire as a condition of successfully completing working test period.
Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Serve-Safe Sanitation Certification, previous experience enforcing environmental sanitation laws, ordinances and regulations and experience in the food industry.
When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.
MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
- Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
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