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  • Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) Project Specialist (52398)

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 4:08 PM)
    # of Openings
    Length of Assignment
    Thru 7/27/18 (Likely to extend beyond Estimated End Date)
    Working Hours
    8:15AM - 4:45PM
    Pay Rate
    Area of City
    Downtown Indianapolis 46204
  • Overview

    The Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) Project Specialist will support the MFRPS Project Coordinator with the grant deliverables associated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MFRPS cooperative agreement (75% of the time) and the Deputy Director/Wholesale Supervisor with FDA wholesale firm contract inspection entry (25% of the time). The purpose of the MFRPS is to implement and maintain program standards within the ISDH Food Protection Program. The purpose of this position is to ensure that the program complies with the deliverables and goals outlined in the FDA MFRPS cooperative agreement and FDA contract for inspections. The incumbent thereby promotes food protection planning and preparedness in food establishments that manufacture, package, store, repackage, or transport human food products for distribution to another entity for resale or redistribution. This position is critical to ISDH, the Indiana food industry, and to Indiana consumers.


    Data Entry: 25%; Computer Program
    Program Development: 50%; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    Communicating with Staff: 25%, E-mail, Phone, In-Person


    • Will assist with development, implementation, assessment, and maintenance of program policies and procedures relating to MFRPS conformance;
    • Will assist MFPRS Project Coordinator with yearly MFRPS self-assessments;
    • Will conduct administrative duties such as ordering supplies, travel coordination, and scheduling meetings/trainings;
    • Enters FDA wholesale contract inspections into software program;
    • Effectively uses electronic forms of communication and reporting tools, such as email, Internet, and required federal/state grant systems;
    • Maintains updated schedule always one week in advance and any deviations are immediately forwarded to the central office to the clerical staff;
    • Performs other related work as required or assigned.



    • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license;
    • Associate's degree or higher preferred;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
    • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time-management skills;
    • Must be extremely detail-oriented;
    • Can handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality;
    • Considerable knowledge of program planning, development, and implementation;
    • Ability to collect, analyze, and protect data (which may be confidential in nature), and prepare technical reports;
    • Must be available to work 37.5 hours per week during normal business hours, Monday through Friday;
    • Broad knowledge of food safety inspection processes and procedures preferred;
    • Some knowledge of the organizational function of state and local health agencies preferred;
    • Some knowledge of the food industry, manufacturing/distribution preferred.


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