STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: DAIRY SANITARIAN II
Class Code: 3003-22 Date Established: 05-04-83
Occupational Code: 3-1-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate the promotion and enforcement of the Milk Sanitation Code at dairy processing plants and farms.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Analyzes and develops work methods for dairy inspection and records control to insure uniform enforcement of the statutes and regulations related to the State Milk Sanitation Code.
· Supervises work performed by subordinate dairy inspections, including reviewing inspection reports for content and accuracy.
· Coordinates the collection of laboratory samples and corresponding interpretation of test results.
· Conducts pasteurization tests required on pasteurizer units.
· Prepares reports, writes correspondence and replies to inquiries concerning investigations of dairy sanitation complaints.
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 achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
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 reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
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: Three years' experience as a Sanitarian or in a related public health field, two years of which shall have been in a position comparable to the Dairy Sanitarian I level. 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 II 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: Knowledge of engineering and sanitary principles involved with dairy farms and milk processing plants. Knowledge of basic sanitation principles. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing milk production and distribution. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local health officials, town officials and the general public as well as other state employees. Ability to plan, develop and direct programs and surveys. Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of others. Ability to make decisions. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 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