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FSMA Agriculture Investigator, Sr.

FSMA Agriculture Investigator, Senior

Salary  $43,680.00 Annually
Location Boise, ID
Job Type Full Time
Department Department of Agriculture
Job Number 02060-1196
Closing 6/28/2019 11:59 PM Mountain

"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through education and regulation."

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Investigator, Senior for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) program.

Example of Duties
Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducts produce safety inspections;
  • Conducts complaint-based investigations which involves collecting evidence, compiling case data, and photographing evidence;
  • Prepares inspections and investigative report files including report writing, documenting statements and findings, and compiling case data;
  • Communicates with customers in an effective and professional manner;
  • Fulfills responsibilities of an ISDA employee as outlined in the department's Risk Management/Safety Policy;
  • Completes and becomes certified in required training;
  • Assists farmers with education and outreach questions pertaining to produce safety;
  • Assists with On-Farm Readiness Reviews;
  • Conducts education and information dissemination processes for stakeholders, constituents, support industries, and the general public;
  • Assists in the development and dissemination of outreach and educational materials;
  • Completes other tasks as needed; and
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • A cell phone with an Idaho area code, furnished by the employee, is required for this position and is eligible for reimbursement under the Cell Phone Reimbursement policy.

Minimum Qualifications
This qualification is a mandatory requirement.
  • Experience preparing narrative reports.
Specialty Area: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license.
  • Becoming commissioned/credentialed with a produce category by FDA is a requirement of this job and failure to obtain and maintain such credentialing may result in termination. Within 12 months of hire, you must be willing to become commissioned/credentialed with a produce category by FDA which includes, but is not limited to, passing FDA's mandatory background check and maintaining the commission/credential.

Supplemental Information
Desirable Area: These qualifications are not required; however, if you have the related background it may increase your score.
  • Some work experience inspecting facilities, and enforcing ordinances, rules and statutes.
  • Some experience with investigative procedures including developing evidence, establishing relationships, interviewing, crafting investigative reports and/or written statements, determining responsibilities, and conflicts of interest.
  • Experience creating and conducting educational presentations.
  • Good knowledge of agriculture and on farm practices and their impact on human health and food safety.
  • Good knowledge of the rules, laws, and statutes governing agricultural and food safety standards. 

Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. 

Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture! 

If you have questions,
please contact us at: or at (208) 332-8520