Food Code Evaluator – Public Health Sanitarian 2

Minnesota Department of Health
July 14, 2021
Various, MN
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Job Details

Job Class: Public Health Sanitarian 2

Working Title: Food Code Evaluator
Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers.
Date Posted: 07/14/2021
Closing Date: 07/23/2021
(If you applied during the initial posting period, 06/03/2021 - 06/11/2021, you do not need to reapply.)
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health
Division/Unit: Health Regulation Division / State Evaluators
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Yes - Up to 75% of the time
Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24/hourly; $50,174 - $73,581/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
Job Summary
This posting will be used to fill two vacancies. The location of these vacancies will be determined based on the top candidates.
This position will provide training, surveillance, consultation, guidance and evaluation of health care providers using specialized knowledge in Food Preparation Safety to assure a level of quality care based upon compliance with Federal and State laws and rules.
Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting Evaluator training and providing technical assistance to Evaluators in the area of Food Preparation Safety in kitchens and dining areas where food is prepared and/or served to residents in HRD regulated facilities to ensure compliance with Minnesota Food Safety Code and federal food safety regulations.
  • Conducting evaluations of providers to ensure a level of compliance with State and Federal laws, rules, and coding and providing training to providers to prevent violations as related to applicable regulations and standards of practice.
  • Compiling and recording the information gathered to document conclusions reached and ascertain the degree of compliance with regulations.
  • Making periodic unannounced follow-up site visits to ascertain compliance with correction orders previously issued and conducting complaint investigations.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of experience conducting public health investigations related to food, beverage or lodging.
Valid Class D driver's license.
One of the following:
Bachelor's degree in Environmental or Public Health, Food Science, Sanitary Science, Sanitary Engineering or related environmental health field.
Registration as a Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist in the State of MN.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of clinical health care and the ability to interpret laws and regulations to make decisions about clinically related issues.
Strong writing skills with the ability to write reports and document issues.
Experience interviewing providers, clients, or others to obtain information needed to make decisions.
Ability to manage a large caseload, prioritize work, complete assignments in a timely manner.
Additional Requirements
Must successfully pass a background check.

Application Details
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
If you have questions about the position, contact Becky Hierlinger at
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Becky Hierlinger at by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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