The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is seeking an Inspector. The Inspector will serve as field extension of the administrative and compliance assistance arm of the Office of Indiana State Chemist. This position will be responsible for effectively communicating and enforcing laws, rules, and policies of the agency, inspecting facilities, reviewing records, collecting samples, collecting and documenting evidence, issuing regulatory orders and completing necessary reports for the agency’s administrative and laboratory programs. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing product labeling for adequacy, safety and effective use by the consumer
  • Investigating consumer complaints against a specific product or company
  • Determining licensing or registration status of products or firms operating in Indiana
  • Performing cooperative or joint inspections, or as an agent for federal agencies (i.e. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration or US Dept. of Agriculture)
  • Issuing and following through on regulatory actions such as violation notices, warnings, stop sale or removal from use orders
  • Reviewing records to determine compliance with required recordkeeping practices or requirements
  • Performing directed and evidence-gathering inspections as instructed by agency


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or closely related
  • 2 years of experience within agriculture or farming
  • Knowledge of the regulated industries
  • Ability to read and comprehend laws and regulations and interpret their applicability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Travel
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license