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WAFDO will post job announcements subject to the conditions outlined in the Job Posting Policy.

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San Juan Basin Deputy Director of Public Health

Department: San Juan Health Department
Office Location: 281 Sawyer Drive, Durango, CO 81303
Salary Range: $69,810.00 – 92,137.50/Year
Closing Date: December 31, 2015 or until an adequate pool is reached

See complete Job Description.

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San Juan Basin Environmental Health Director

Department: San Juan Health Department
Office Location: 281 Sawyer Drive, Durango, CO 81303
Salary Range: $69,810.00 – 92,137.50/Year
Closing Date: December 31, 2015 or until an adequate pool is reached

See complete Job Description.

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Boulder County Environmental Specialist I or II Vacancy

Department: Boulder County Public Health Department
Office Location: 3450 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
Salary Range EHS I: $3748 - 5395/Month
Salary Range EHS II: EHS II: $4445 - 6401/Month
Closing Date: September 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

See complete announcement.

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Routte County Environmental Health Director

Office Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Salary Range: $71,053 to $81,078 annually
Closing Date: Octobery 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM

See complete announcement.

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Alaska Food Safety & Sanitation Program is recruiting for two vacancies:

Environmental Health Officer I/II Ketchikan, AK - $3,611 - $4,094 monthly – closes 9/14/15
Environmental Health Officer II/III Anchorage, AK - $4,148 - $4,778 monthly – closes 9/11/15

The job description and benefits are detailed at the links above.

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Position Title: Director of the Laboratory Services Division - 0468

Department: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Classification: Management
Job Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary Range: $7,046.00 - $11,419.00 Monthly
Close Date: August 16, 2015 OR until we have identified an adequate applicant pool.

See complete announcement for details.

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Position Title: Retail Food Program Coordinator - 1835 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability

Classification:  Environmental Protection Specialist III
Job Location:   Denver*
Salary Range: $5,828.00 - $8,835.00 Monthly
Close Date:  September 1, 2015 OR until we have identified an adequate applicant pool.

*A residency waiver has been granted for this recruitment.

See complete announcement for details.

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AFDO Announces Availability of Small Conference Grants

Deadline: Submit your application by Friday, February 6, 2015
Selected recipients will be notified by Monday, March 23, 2015

Apply here.

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) received a small conference grant from the Food and Drug Administration.  The purpose of the award is to provide scholarships to state and local food & drug regulatory personnel to attend the 2015 AFDO Annual Educational Conference (AEC).  This year's AEC is being held June 20-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We will be able to fund a limited number of representatives to the conference.
 
How to Apply
To submit a scholarship application, please visit:
 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHWN2F9
 
Deadline
All applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on Friday, February 6, 2015.

The Scholarship Review Committee will consider each application.  In some cases, we will only be able to assist with partial funding, but we will attempt to pay for a minimum of fifty percent of the cost of conference attendance to those selected recipients.  Applicants should not make travel arrangements until they have received confirmation of selection.  Selected recipients will be notified by Monday, March 23, 2015.

Criteria for receiving funding will be based upon a number of factors such as: whether or not your agency has funded participation in the past; the number of participants previously and currently funded by your agency; how active you have been in AFDO; and any other sources of funding available to you, including agency reimbursement and/or regional affiliate assistance.  Preference will also be given to states which have active food, drug, and medical device regulatory programs and who have not been able to fund a representative due to the lack of out-of-state travel funds.

Special Note:  Grant funds are extremely limited and cannot be utilized for Food or Registration Fees.  Please apply for funding only if you have no other option for attending the conference. 

The theme for this year's conference is "In Motion: Science Transforming Policy in Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulation." 

Contact Krystal Reed at kreed@afdo.org or 717-757-2888 with any questions or concerns.

Please feel free to pass this announcement along to other members of your staff who you believe would benefit from attending.  We hope to see you in Indianapolis, IN!

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FDA Retail Program Standards Grant Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are proud to announce Year 2 of the AFDO administered Retail Program Standards Grant Program. The program provides funds for the completion of projects and training to enhance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 2, 2014 through Friday, October 10, 2014.This ORA letter provides a summary of the grants that may be available. Details can be accessed on the AFDO website.

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Director of Office of Partnerships Vacancy Announcement

See the FDA Website for details.

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Seafood HACCP Training

A list of the upcoming Seafood HACCP training courses is found on the AFDO website.

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Richard E. Gutting Memorial Award

Seafood Products Association (SPA)
Setting the Standard in Seafood Safety
1600 South Jackson Street
Seattle, Washington 9814
Phone 206-323-3540
Fax 206-323-3543

In tribute to the late Richard E. Gutting, Jr. (1943-2013) for his excellent counsel on legislative,regulatory and legal matters of interest to Seafood Products Association members, the SPA has established the Richard E. Gutting Memorial Award in the amount of $500. The award will be presented at the SPA's Seafood Processor Workshop on March 4, 2014 in Seattle, WA.

Industry personnel, educators and college students pursuing understanding, education or
implementation of government regulations (e.g., training, national meetings, manufacturing, importing, and other food regulatory related projects) are eligible to apply for the award. There is no restriction on the use of the award which can be applied to travel, tuition, training, or other expenses. Consideration will be given to applicants who will use the funds to pursue a food regulations project with an outcome serving the public interest in the USA.

RULES: Applicants may apply by e-mail only with a one-page proposal (500 word limit) explaining their goal, budget and future plans to justify their application for the award. On a separate page, include your name, company or college (if applicable), mailing address, phone number, e-mail address. E-mail the application to: award@spa-food.org

The due date for application submission is February 20, 2014, 12 PM, Pacific Standard Time. If you have any questions about the memorial award, e-mail your inquiry to: award@spa-food.org .

Richard E. Gutting, Jr. had a very special knack and skill for interpreting complex regulatory information and communicating in practical and understandable terms how that information directly affected the industry. He also provided common sense
recommendations and insight that were invaluable to the industry and contributed to our ongoing success. Dick was definitely "one of a kind", and will be greatly missed.

Dick graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School in 1968 to pursue a 45] year career of law, government service, writing and teaching. He was a frequent speaker on international trade, food safety and regulatory issues and is the author of numerous articles for international and national publications.

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He was President of the National Fisheries Institute from 1997 until 2002, and partner with the law firm of Redmon, Peyton and Braswell. In recent years Richard specialized in regulatory and trade issues important to the seafood industry, and wrote a number of books on import regulation and the FDA. He also wrote Urner Barry's daily Foreign Trade alert for his clients and subscribers. His expertise on trade law, imports, and the FDA will be sorely missed. He was very generous with his time and advice to seafood companies facing critical legal and regulatory issues.

Richard Gutting also served as general counsel for fisheries of the National Oceanic an Atmospheric Administration, counsel for the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation of the U.S. House of Representatives and as legal advisor to the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

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Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards Available for Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) are pleased to announce the publication of the draft Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (draft feed standards) in the Federal Register for review and public comment.

The draft feed standards establish a uniform foundation for the design and management of State programs responsible for the regulation of animal feed.  Through implementing the draft feed standards, a State program will be better able to achieve and maintain programmatic improvements that help ensure the safety and integrity of the U.S. animal feed supply.  A State’s implementation of the draft feed standards also helps to ensure a uniform and consistent approach to feed regulation among jurisdictions such as the sharing of information and the coordination of resources.

To obtain a copy of the draft feed standards, please send an email request to:
OP-ORA@fda.hhs.gov

Instructions on how to submit comments on the collection of information needed for reviewing the standards, gathering and maintaining the data and comments for each standard, and completing and reviewing the data and document that would be spent to fully implement the
11 standards can be found at: 
 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-10/pdf/2013-16517.pdf

This is a brochure that provides a summary of the the National Standards for Feed Inspection Programs.

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NSF International and NSF-CMi Food Safety Auditor Job Opportunity

NSF International is an independent organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. NSF International and NSF-CMi are recognized providers of third-party audits with expertise in BRC, SQF, IFS, and GlobalGAP. We are currently recruiting seasoned Food Safety Auditors to provide certification audit services to NSF’s clients. This home-based traveling role is responsible for evaluating assigned suppliers’ compliance with relevant GFSI standards. If you can answered yes to the following questions, NSF International and NSF-CMi would be interested in speaking with you.

  • Do you have at least 5 years of experience in auditing/inspecting food processing facilities?
  • Are you a certified auditor under one or more of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards – SQF/BRC?  Can you become certified?

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years food industry work experience in a technical, professional, or supervisory position.
  • Verifiable food processor safety and/or quality audit experience meeting SQF or BRC registration requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in food related area of study or bioscience.
  • Ability to maintain a valid and current passport & ability to travel extensively domestically or internationally

How to Apply: Email your resume and contact information toFoodsafetyauditor@nsf.org or contact Mike Govro atmgovro@nsf.org or call 734-680-3389.

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For Information on Adding a Listing Contact:

Kimberly Stryker
Program Manager
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-7583
FAX (907) 269-7510
kimberly.stryker@alaska.gov

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