FDA Commissioned Inspector-Pennsylvania

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:09

FDA Commissioned Inspector assists the FDA in enforcing retail establishment’s compliance with the Tobacco Control Act, particularly as it relates to a reduction in youth tobacco use and access within a given state or territory. This is a part-time, on-call position working outside school hours and some weekends.

***This position requires the candidate to reside in Pennsylvania***


  • Facilitate undercover buys in coordination with a trained Youth Participant (16 – 21-year old) who attempts tobacco product purchases at assigned tobacco outlets to determine whether the retailer sells tobacco products to minors. Undercover teams consist of the Commissioned Inspector, one Youth Participant and one adult Chaperone.
  • Will observe the Youth Participant inside the assigned tobacco outlet.
  • Perform advertising and labeling inspections of tobacco retailers.
  • Collect and document evidence of violations.
  • Adhere to strict regulations regarding working with minors.
  • Adhere to protocols established by FDA or JBS to carry out the inspections.
  • Perform other inspection tasks as required.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent 

Language: English Fluency (oral and written)

Experience: It is preferred, but not necessary, that Inspectors have had some experience in the area of law enforcement, health, food inspection or drug inspection. 

Knowledge:  Must have valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and pass FDA-mandated background checks and training

Hours: Flexible and able to work after school hours and on weekends as necessary

Location: Must reside in Pennsylvania 

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

This position is subject to availability of funds and to any and all restrictions contained in the contract or contracts that provide funding for this position.


If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application.  Please include cover letter, resume, and at least (3) professional references.

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.   Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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