STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: DAIRY SANITARIAN I
Class Code: 3002-18 Date Established: 05-04-83
Occupational Code: 3-1-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To inspect and investigate dairy processing plants and farms to promote and enforce Milk Sanitation Code laws and regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Prepares detailed inspection reports, maintains records of farms selling milk and prepares written orders for individuals or farms who fail to comply with the sanitation code.
· Inspects sanitary conditions of dairy farms and processing plants, including barns, milkrooms and exercise areas, as well as equipment used in processing milk.
· Collects and analyzes water and milk samples for compliance with state law governing milk sales.
· Reviews weekly published reports on milk bacteria count to determine if any area farms have exceeded the acceptable limits.
· Investigates dairy farm nuisance complaints originating from wholesalers, retailers or the public.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires no supervision of employees or functions.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in agricultural engineering, dairy science, environmental health science, or biological science. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience in dairy farm management, in a milk processing plant or as a Sanitarian in a related public health field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
For appointment consideration, Dairy Sanitarian I requires that applicants successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledges, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: General knowledge of New Hampshire Laws relating to dairy products. Some knowledge of dairy product standards. Some knowledge of methods used to insure proper water quality. Working knowledge of milk plant/farm operations, construction, equipment and the methods of sanitation/sterilization as related to milk plants and farms. Knowledge of animal disease transmission methods and the standards used in determining herd health. Ability to interpret bacteriological test results and other specific tests of milk quality. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to maintain effective public relationships with dairy farmers and milk processors especially after citing violations of rules and regulations. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 08/12/02