Job Posting for DPH : Food And Drug Inspector III

Title: Food And Drug Inspector III

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. DPH is looking for a Food And Drug Inspector III  who will develop and maintain an effective inspection program to support the adoption of 21 CFR Part 117, “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” (the Preventive Controls Rule).


  • The incumbent will inspect food manufacturers for compliance with both the Preventive Controls Rule and 21 CFR Part 110 as adopted by the most recent version of 105 CMR 500.000, and will document inspectional findings in a manner that allows the Department to evaluate the impacts of adopting the Preventive Controls Rule.
  • In addition, the incumbent will work with staff from BEH/FPP and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop and maintain a system to audit and evaluate state food inspectors in accordance with FDA Field Management Directive 76, “State Contracts – Evaluation of Inspectional Performance” (FMD-76).
  • The incumbent will conduct field and desk audits, prepare reports concerning inspections and audit findings, make appropriate recommendations for program improvement in accordance with FMD-76, and provide support information to DPH management as needed.
  • Incumbent will document and submit findings to DPH management and other agency personnel to resolve problems and develop written corrective action plans in accordance with MFRPS section 4.3.5, “Corrective Acton Plan”.


Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the manufacturing, processing or distribution of food, food products and/or drugs, the major duties of which involved the inspection of food, food products and/or drugs, or in regulatory or law enforcement work involving the inspection of food, food products and/or drugs, or (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in food science, pharmacy or pharmacology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience

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