Compliance Officer

Recruitment #220519-L16C-01


The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a part time Compliance Officer in the Food Safety Division.   This position (PIN #04000318) is in state government is located across the state of Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $41,425.00.

Position Description:  
The position is responsible for the investigation of businesses and individuals who are manufacturing and selling meat and poultry products without proper inspection and verifying that meat and poultry products involved in truck wrecks are handled properly.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position requires daily travel and some weekend work; subject to on-call, stand-by, travel, and overnight stays.  Outdoor working conditions will include all types of weather while working truck wrecks.    

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of procedures for inspecting, evaluating and grading various agricultural commodities; of state and USDA regulations governing the standards and transport of applicable agricultural products; of federal and state laws regarding packaging and other standards related to agricultural products; of environmental and sanitation standards; of materials and equipment used in the applicable agricultural industry; of various types of animal and plant diseases; of record keeping; of basic mathematics including percentages; of English usage; of methods and procedures of processing operations; of the characteristics of applicable agricultural products; of the principles and practices of public administration; of state laws related to the applicable specialty area; of investigative techniques and procedures used to gather and evaluate evidence; and of procedures for the inventory, accounting, and storage of agricultural products. Ability is required to conduct inspections related to agricultural products, services, and facilities to determine compliance with established standards, laws and regulations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to attend to several matters simultaneously; to operate and maintain monitoring and detection equipment; to apply research methodologies; to read and interpret plans and specifications of proposed facilities; to perform a full range of inspections and investigations within the assigned area of specialization; to prepare written reports appropriate for admission to court; to conduct several investigations simultaneously; and to train and direct the work of others.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related field plus two years of qualifying inspection experience or administrative or managerial experience in an agricultural related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position plus two years of qualifying inspection experience or administrative or managerial experience in an agricultural related field.

Special Requirement: 
Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license and be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

Some positions may require that applicants be eligible for registration as a Sanitation-in-Training, possess a valid Oklahoma commercial chauffeurs license, be willing and able to climb ladders; catwalks, or other high objects, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to work unusual hours when necessary.

Some positions may require a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license as prescribed in the USDA contract.

Some positions may require certification from an optometrist of having passed a color vision test before entering on duty.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.