Food Safety Inspector

Location: United States
URM #: 1877
# of openings: 1


The Role:  This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll.  The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world.  Kwajalein’s year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing.  Kwajalein also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, and small shopping areas. Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation on the island. 




The Food Safety Inspector is responsible for food inspections of identified base food preparation establishments; including but not limited to incoming shipments, storage areas, kitchens, and dining facilities to ensure they meet proper standards from production to presentation.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspecting and accepting or rejecting incoming shipments for food and ingredients in accordance with safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Monitoring food distributers, processors and manufacturers for safety and sanitation regulation compliance and reporting any violations immediately.
  • Ensuring all food is suitable for human consumption based on health and safety standards.
  • Continuously inspecting and auditing food facilities and equipment.
  • Active participation in day to day office activities, including a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve procedural processes, obtain approvals, and remain abreast of new developments and policy requirements.
  • Active participation in Mass Casualty exercises and events.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the area of food inspection, processing, storage, shipping and receiving
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills


Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or agricultural science preferred.
  • US military experience in food inspection is preferred.
  • Must be in possession of a food safety inspection certificate from an accredited program.


  Physical Requirements:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment, warehouses, coolers, and outside.
  • Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs.


Other Special Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read, write & speak English to effectively communicate
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required. 
  • US DOD NACI or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll.
  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.


International SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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