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The DATCP’s Division of Food and Recreational Safety is recruiting for Two (2) – Environmental Health Sanitarians (Entry or Senior) who specialize in dairy businesses.

These positions are field based and will be headquartered in one of the counties they serve: 

Position 1 - Grant and Crawford County

Position 2 – Sauk, Juneau, western-Vernon County (in one of the following townships: Christiana, Viroqua, Kickapoo, Liberty, Webster, Clinton, Whitestown, Stark, Forest, Union, Hillsboro or Greenwood) and northern-Richland County (in one of the following townships: Forest, Bloom, Henrietta, Westford, Sylvan, Marshall, Rockbridge, Willow, Akan, Dayton or Ithaca).  

The Dairy Sanitarian position is responsible for enforcement of food & health safety laws, administrative codes, regulations and standards governing food safety under the authority of Wisconsin Statues. The employee is responsible for: on-site evaluation, inspection, and documentation of sanitary conditions and durability of facilities, equipment, and/or product; application of codes and statutes; providing technical consultation and educational services to industry representatives, business owners/operators, agents, local and state officials, the general public, etc. Based upon evaluation and/or inspection findings staff are responsible to prepare reports and take or recommend enforcement action as outlined in applicable codes and statutes. This includes the ability to issue, deny, or in some instance issue summary closure orders when an imminent health threat is found.

These positions specialize in regulating dairy businesses, including: Grade A and B dairy plants and farms, bulk milk tankers, and bulk milk weigher and samplers.

Minimally qualified candidates will have each of the following:
  • A Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian (RS) or NEHA REHS/Registered Sanitarian (RS) certification OR have the eligibility to obtain the Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian (RS) or the NEHA REHS/RS within three years of hire (for eligibility requirements, please see the hyperlinks below).

In addition, highly qualified candidates will have one or more of the following:
  • Training and/or experience with regulatory inspection and/or quality assurance.
  • Training and/or experience with dairy safety risks, assessments and/or production methods.
  • Experience applying and/or interpreting federal and/or state laws, rules, regulations, standards and/or policies.
  • Experience performing inspections, evaluations, sampling and/or utilizing investigational techniques in a dairy production environment.

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