In the Department of Consumer Protection this class is accountable for supervising inspectors engaged in inspection, testing, and investigation activities or specific division programs and activities.
Receives general direction from the Consumer Protection Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Consumer Protection Inspectors and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans inspection work;
Establishes and maintains inspection procedures;
Makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
Reviews inspection reports and laboratory results for compliance;
Prepares evidence for and testifies at hearings and in court;
Supervises field or program activities pertaining to inspection of premises, vehicles, equipment and products of producers, processors and distributors of food and food products to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations;
Supervises field activities pertaining to inspection of kosher food establishments engaged in slaughter, production, distribution and sale of kosher foods to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations;
Supervises field activities pertaining to use of pesticides and herbicides to ensure usage in accordance with state and federal laws and manufacturer directions;
Conducts in-service training;
Speaks before groups and the media;
Conducts research and compiles statistics on division activities;
Prepares correspondence and reports;
May perform field inspection and investigations;
May assist Director with administrative duties;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
food processing, production, marketing and distribution for both kosher and non-kosher foods;
food sanitation and bacteriology;
pesticides and herbicides and their properties, toxicities and limitations;
relevant state and federal laws and regulations;
inspection and investigation methods and techniques;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to interpret statutes and analyze facts;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in the inspection and enforcement of relevant consumer protection laws and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been inspecting and investigating consumer protection complaints at the level of a Consumer Protection Inspector.
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 General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift heavy objects and exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.
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 responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Consumer Protection Supervisor (Food) in Salary Group AR 24 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Reviewed for content and revised modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-264