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Microbiologist Student Nutrition

Anchorage, AK

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Microbiologist, Student Nutrition
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Microbiologist, Student Nutrition
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Job Summary
The Student Nutrition Microbiologist manages quality control and provides training to assure the safety of food served in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit.
Job Requirements
The following are required:
A bachelor's degree or equivalent in food technology, food processing, microbiology or a related field, with a minimum of 12 semester hours of microbiology.
A minimum of two years of experience in a microbiology lab.
Familiarity with analytical chemistry techniques and knowledge of all microorganisms capable of causing a food-borne illness.
Ability to prepare reports, maintain productive relationships with others, and work effectively with all levels of the organization.
A minimum of two years direct supervisory experience.
Knowledge of bio-statistical methods and demonstrated experience in experimental design and scientific report preparation.
Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends.
The following are preferred:
Experience in food testing, quality control, and research and development.
Knowledge of applicable rules, laws, regulations, procedures, and policies of federal, state, and municipal health and environmental codes.
Ability to analyze drinking water, environmental, and food samples in accordance with the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or American Public Health Association (APHA) procedures and to keep accurate records of all tests.
Essential Job Functions
Implements a quality control program to assure that food processed and distributed in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is safe and properly fit to serve for human consumption, from both microbiological and toxic substance standpoints.
Supervises department food safety and sanitation program through direct communication with other supervisors and employees.
Supervises, administers, and maintains an ongoing routine food chemical, shelf-life testing, and microbiological laboratory.
Analyzes and evaluates on a routine basis the potable water supply and sanitation conditions of all ASD food serving locations.
Maintains records of purchases of staple items delivered from vendors for quality compliance of microbiological and chemical requirements and checks for standards of identity according to ASD bid specifications.
Prepares and maintains departmental safety and sanitation manuals for quality assurance of food received, stored, refrigerated, and frozen.
Establishes a training program on food handling procedures and sanitation safety for inclusion in the Student Nutrition Department's personnel training program. Provides ongoing food safety training.
Serves as liaison to local, state, and federal agencies concerned with food protection.
Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.
Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
It is a condition of employment that the selected applicant become a member of the Anchorage Council of Education, or pay a professional service fee.
This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit ****for additional information.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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