Applying To: Food Establishment Inspector

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  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment 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 an oral swab "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: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3312
September 01, 2021

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