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
wholesalers and manufacturers of toys and other consumer products, renovators,
supply dealers, second hand dealers and retailers of bedding and upholstered
articles to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations;
Secures samples for
analysis and testing;
Embargoes or removes
Researches and compiles
Reviews new applications
Testifies at hearings
and in court;
Gathers information and
prepares statistical reports;
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
marketing and distribution methods;
technical and professional resources for product
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and
inspection and investigation methods and
arithmetical calculation skills;
oral and written communication skills;
research product composition;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in monitoring compliance with consumer product standards OR quality assurance inspection OR conducting consumer product research.
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 (Product Safety) in Salary Group AR
21 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modify the Minimum
Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final 23-035