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Job Summary

The Inspector, Food Inspectorate, is responsible for registering and monitoring food processing establishments to ensure wholesomeness and safety of food products for consumption.  This entails monitoring products in the market place and at food processing establishments to ensure compliance with the Standards and Processed Food Acts and their attendant Regulations.


Core Functions:

  • Register food processing establishments

  • Conduct routine inspections of food processing establishments to ensure compliance with established product standards, and regulations

  • Recommend and execute enforcement actions

  • Collect and route samples to laboratories for analysis and label assessment

  • Evaluate test results

  • Investigate consumer complaints

  • Issue certificates of Approval

  • Prepare and issue Exemption Letters, Certificates of Health, Hygiene and Free Sale

  • Provide support to Technical Committees as required

  • Provide information to manufacturers, importers/traders and consumers on regulatory activities/programmes

  • Disseminate technical and administrative information

  • Coordinate intra/inter-departmental projects as assigned

  • Assist in the orientation of new team members as required

  • Coordinate and conduct  ISO/IEC17020 internal audits as required

  • Prepare inspection, audit and special reports relating to all activities conducted as required

  • Conduct joint inspections with other regulatory agencies and/or international agencies as required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Training and or practical experience in food science/food technology
  • Working knowledge of good manufacturing practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Standards Acts and Processed Food and their attendant Regulations
  • Working knowledge of other relevant Acts
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the food and labeling standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food processing technology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP principles
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Quality Assurance and auditing
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Work co-operatively as part of a team
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Work on own initiative and under demanding working conditions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Sound character and of good reputation and integrity


Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science, Food Science/Food Technology or related Degree
  • Training in Public Health
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Training in Food Safety
  • Three (3) years’ work experience; at least two (2) years’ experience in a food processing environment would be an asset
  • Driver’s Licence and the full time use of a motor vehicle


Applications must be submitted no later than 07 November 2022 at 4:00 p.m. by email to:

Manager, Human Resource Management & Development

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

6 Winchester Road

Kingston 10


Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted