The New Jersey State Department of Health (NJDOH) is the designated Contractor for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tobacco Inspection Program. Additional funds available from the FDA have enabled New Jersey to conduct year round state inspections assessing retailer’s compliance with the age of sale requirements for tobacco products. The NJDOH / Tobacco Age of Sale Enforcement (TASE) program has been a component within the Tobacco Control Program since 1996 and will continue to serve as the infrastructure for this FDA project.
Responsibilities: (NOTE: ALL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE & 2 YEAR EXP. IN A HEALTH OR SOCIAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENT TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PART-TIME OPPORTUNITY)
Inspectors are field workers and must travel extensively throughout all counties of the state using personal vehicles (mileage & expenses is reimbursed) as directed to conduct tobacco compliance inspections with the support of a Student Associate (minor). Inspectors are extensively trained to understand/follow strict protocols helping the FDA to determine whether or not retailers (to include Vape Shops) are in compliance with Federal & State tobacco/nicotine product (eCigs & liquids) regulations.
Inspectors must: complete work plans; provide testimony as directed (for up to 5 yrs.); conduct compliance inspections in urban, suburban and rural locations; submit required time sensitive forms, reports and administrative documentation as required; maintain consistent and close communication with FDA Program Coordination Team & Student Associates through phone/email; prepare & ship evidence packages according to FDA protocols. Inspectors must also participate in Monthly Quality Assurance Conference Calls (Evenings 5 PM). Recruit high school students ages of 15-20 to work with as Student Associates and serve as mentors. Extensive use of iPhones & personal computers for the coordination of inspection activities, reports and administrative functions. Inspectors must be highly organized independent workers capable of creating daily/weekly work schedules and documenting travel and expenses.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in a health or social service-related program-involving responsibility for interviewing, investigating, or conducting public health care surveys or patient care services.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.