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Food Safety Inspector Position Open with Health Dpmt

The Allegheny County Health Department is looking to hire a food inspector. All are welcome to apply including diverse candidates, immigrants and internationals living in Pittsburgh.

Environmental Health Specialist 1 – Food Safety Inspector

Department: Allegheny County Health Department

Salary: Hourly $15.23 | Monthly $2,639.97 | Annual $31,679.64

How to Apply: Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Overview: An Environmental Health Specialist 1 is eligible for promotion to Environmental Health Specialist 2 with a salary increase after one (1) year of service and a satisfactory performance evaluation. This Food Safety brochure provides an overview of that program’s services and responsibilities.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass background checks as required for the position. If hired, employee is required to move into Allegheny County within one year of employment.

Fringe Benefits

Paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave benefits, medical coverage and dental benefits, a retirement plan, life insurance and a deferred compensation plan after eligibility requirements have been met.

Perks of Working for ACHD

Professional growth through training opportunities (CPR, First AID, Public Health Preparedness, Dignity and Respect, Points of Dispensing, and more); ability to advance in county system; job security; meaningfulness in daily work derived from public service; eligible for federal loan forgiveness; organizational commitment to ACHD’s mission to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in a biological or physical science, chemistry, or in the field of environmental sciences.
  • Any combination of 36 undergraduate and/or graduate biological, chemical, physical, and environmental science credits, regardless of the major, is considered as qualifying. 
  • An applicant with an undergraduate degree which is not acceptable will be admitted if he/she has a Master’s Degree in one of the acceptable areas.
    And
  • Must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license and the use of an automobile during working hours.  You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the various worksites throughout Allegheny County.  You will be required to travel.

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