In the Department of Consumer Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting inspections to assess compliance with relevant state and federal laws and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of a Consumer Protection Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
vehicles, equipment, products, processors and distributors of food and food
products to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and
standards to include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP)
Inspects products for
adulteration, correctness of weight and accurate, honest labeling and advertising;
including those regarding fraud and misrepresentation in sale of foods
purporting to be produced or sold under a recognized certifying organization
such as but not limited to kosher, hallal or organic;
Secures samples for
analysis and testing;
Testifies at hearings
and in court; gathers information and writes reports;
May inspect and test
May assist in training
of new inspectors;
May speak before the
public as assigned;
May assist in performing
inspections in other regulated areas in emergency situations;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
food processing, production, marketing and
food sanitation and bacteriology;
personal hygiene as related to food production;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and
inspection and investigation methods and
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the inspection and enforcement of food laws and regulations OR production and distribution of food OR food bacteriology research OR quality control of food.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be
substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15)
semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of
four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a closely
related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the
Successful completion of a
Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be
required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be
required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift heavy objects such as cases of food, bags of flour or cartons of manufactured goods, exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions and required to work in tiring positions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As
such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or
This replaces the existing specification for the
class of Consumer Protection Inspector (Food) in Salary Group AR 21 approved
effective October 3, 2014. (Revised to modify the Minimum Qualifications -
Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final 23-035