Specialist, Food Safety
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, $35.56 to $44.36 per hour
What you’ll do
Provide leadership and expertise in food safety programs in British Columbia by methods such as providing advice and guidance to local Health Authorities and the public, partnering with other agencies, traveling throughout the province, developing guidelines and food safety information that are used as a basis for programs administered by the Health Authorities, evaluating and addressing provincial food safety policy issues, and initiating changes to ensure that provincial food safety programs meet current scientific standards. Provide specialist advice to the Provincial Government on food safety legislation & regulations, policy, standards and education needs
Participate in departmental planning by methods such as providing professional expertise in the development of food safety performance measures, providing information for new or revised services, and delivering outcomes as defined in the organizational performance plan.
Maintain specialist knowledge in food safety, foodborne illness, food science, complex food processes, and food safety management systems such as HACCP by methods such as reviewing literature in professional journals and information from a variety of sources including the Internet, consulting with other professionals in the field, and monitoring and evaluating trends in foodborne disease, food recalls, and food safety practices as related to existing processing standards
Provide food safety education and training based on specialized knowledge by methods such as orienting on food science and safe food processing and handling techniques; consulting with Health Authorities in identifying education/training needs for staff, industry, and the public; conducting training sessions for Environmental Health Officers and the industry; and develop and deliver food safety training and education programs.
What you bring
Masters degree in a related science discipline from a recognized program such as Food Science, Microbiology or Environmental Health from a recognized program.
A minimum of five (5) years recent related experience including experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and standards, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Certification with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), Professional Agrologists (P. Ag.), or a related licensing body.
This position involves travel within and outside the Vancouver area; a car and valid BC Driver’s license is required.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Wage: $35.56 to $44.36 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Until position is filled
Monday to Friday; 0830 - 1630
Requisition Number: 89682
What we do
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) bccdc.ca is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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