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Regional Milk Inspector

Recruitment #17-002586-0018




PHPA, EHB/Office of Food Protection, Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This individual performs, in Western Maryland, advanced-level environmental regulatory compliance work in industrial, commercial and agricultural facilities such as milk processors, tank truck facilities, frozen dessert manufacturing plants, and dairy farms. This involves ensuring compliance with complex State and Federal environmental laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies pertaining to milk safety and security in Maryland through consultation, negotiation, inspection, specialized testing and validation of pasteurization equipment, and investigation activities. Enforcement actions initiated by this individual prevent the sale and consumption of adulterated and misbranded milk, milk products, and frozen desserts. By ensuring that milk, milk products, and frozen desserts are produced in a safe and sanitary manner, and by sharing expertise, this individual endeavors to protect the public from consuming unsafe or substandard products. By ensuring that Maryland's commercial and agricultural dairy processors, producers and milk transportation industry members comply with the provisions of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), as specified in State law and regulations, this employee enables the industry to participate in the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers (NCIMS), which allows them to sell and ship their products across the State line. This employee leads others in the Milk Program by reviewing and assigning work, and providing technical direction and guidance in the designated compliance area. Employees in this classification have developed highly technical testing protocols for innovative aseptic processing systems at large, sophisticated manufacturing plants which ship products throughout the nation and overseas. The US Food and Drug Administration accepted and published these protocols as national models for testing this equipment. This individual also evaluates and trains dairy industry personnel such as milk haulers, dairy farmers, and milk and frozen dessert processing plant employees.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


The ideal candidate should:

  • Have at least four years of experience in the dairy industry and in general food processing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with people and communicate effectively (both oral & in writing).
  • Independently plan, schedule, organize, and execute assigned inspections and sampling.
  • Be able to interpret and apply State of Maryland regulations, laws, and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).
  • Have ability to coordinate and lead a special project or program within CMDPS independently.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.  Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.