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Job Information
Job Reference ID:  47808 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  06/12/2019 
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Job Description




The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a full-time Public Health Sanitarian II for the Animal Services Division Egg Program.  The position is located in Bouse, Arizona.  The successful candidate will work approximately 4/10 hour days per week, to include weekends and holidays.  Work days will rotate from week to week. 



The successful candidate will perform substantial environmental sanitation inspections of commercial processing at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Shell Egg Plants, transportation and storage facilities for products intended for human use and consumption.   Induces compliance with applicable statues, rules and regulations; inspect sites and enforce statues in sensitive situations.  Lifts up to sixty pounds on a regular basis; test egg and egg products by collecting samples, candles eggs for quality, grade, weight and color.  Checks cooler temperatures and labeling of eggs and egg products, and retains product not meeting USDA standards.  Grades eggs at the USDA Shell Egg Plants; verifies sanitation and facility standards with a pre-operational sanitation inspection and continues to observe operations and sanitation throughout the day.    Performs lot grades, and retains product not meeting USDA standards. Prepares USDA certificates, keeps USDA files, communicates with plant officials and remains up-to-date on all new issuances from USDA.  Work schedules and hours are also subject change and overtime may be required.   Maintains a confidential working relationship with the Egg Inspection Supervisor, Egg Inspection Manager, Dairy/Egg Administrators, exempt officials and the Associate Director of Animal Services. 


The Animal Services Division is willing to train the right individual for the position.


Knowledge of:

Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 and the Egg Product Inspection Act of 1970

Regulations governing the voluntary grading of shell eggs 7CFR Part 56

United States standards, grades and weight classes for shell eggs AM56

Rule, regulations, principals and practices of public health sanitation, including food processing and handling insect and rodent control

Training at a USDA Egg Products Plant and USDA Graders License

Computers and computer software programs; such as Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook


Skills in:

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Oral/written communication

Prepare clear and concise technical reports

Apply and interpret federal and state laws, rules, regulations and policies governing inspection activities and safety practices

Egg candling

Interpersonal skills in dealing with internal and external customers


Ability to:

Work independently with little supervision

Maintain confidentiality and integrity propriety formulations

Adapt quickly to change and deliver quality in a timely manner

Prioritize work load while meeting all deadlines

Flex with work schedule

Work with a diverse group of internal and external customers


Must possess or obtain USDA license as a USDA shell egg grader

Agriculture Science or other related field may be substituted for work related experience


Selective Preferences:

Basic NIMS and ICS training in Emergency Management

Experience in shell egg candling

Pervious industry experience and USDA licenses

Thorough knowledge of Egg Products Control Law (3-701 thru 3-739)

The ability to candle eggs


All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.



We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes sick leave, annual leave and 10 holidays per year; health and dental insurance; life insurance, retirement plan and long term disability.  Optional employee benefits include short-term disability, supplemental life insurance and deferred compensation.  



Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).  Mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statue.  Current contribution rate is 11.80%.  Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Human Resources Department at (602)542-0925.  Request should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $17.25-17.25 


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