You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-027-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-027

ISSUED  JULY 28, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MILK SANITARIAN

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Milk Sanitarian

51820

ST06

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:† Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.† To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commissionís website www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Employees inspect milk producing and processing establishments in an assigned area to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and standards of sanitation and pasteurization systems.  They observe the production and processing of milk and dairy products; instruct approved inspectors, milk haulers and other personnel in the procedures and techniques of maintaining sanitation standards; and inspect farms, milk receiving stations, milk processing and ice cream plants.  They also evaluate applicants, administer examinations for approved inspector certificates and weighers and sampler licenses; and inspect farm and dairy plant records to ensure that all products have been tested for potential disease-producing organisms.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

On-the-job Requirements

You must be willing to travel extensively throughout an assigned geographical area visiting farms, dairies and other establishments.  Some processing plants operate 24 hours a day and you may be required to visit the plant at night.

 

You must be willing and able to work in temperatures which are usually hot (during the pasteurization process) or cold (-20 degrees in ice cream storage freezers).

 

You must be willing and able to inspect the inside of equipment such as milk tanks, tank trucks and silos.  You may also be required to respond to emergency situations involving the milk industry as needed.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid Class C Driverís License as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelorís degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Dairy Science, Public Health, or a closely related field and one year of experience in the inspection of dairy farms, milk processing plants or related food processing operations; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are a total of 14 Milk Sanitarian positions, each having specific county/region assignments in one of seven regions across the state.

 

Opportunities for employment may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information/job opportunities/locations contact:

 

Department of Agriculture

Bureau of Human Resources

2301 Cameron St., Room 204

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408

Telephone:  (717) 787-1065

Internetwww.agriculture.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

Make sure you list all counties in which you would consider working.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement is required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-027-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2010-027-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us  

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources Office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."