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The Cosmetology Inspector is responsible for inspecting beauty salons, schools, and wig shops for compliance with state cosmetology laws. This position is governed by

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent overnight travel is required. Occasional overtime work hours may be required.

Typical Functions:

Conducts routine inspections of cosmetology establishments, schools, and wig shops by checking licenses and permits, facilities, and equipment for compliance with the rules and regulations governing sanitation and sterilization practices. Records deficiencies on violation report form, discusses findings with management, and sets up compliance date if needed. Collects evidence when violations are detected by thoroughly examining all aspects of the violations and documenting all discussions and activities during the investigation to be used as documentary evidence in disciplinary proceedings. Provides testimony as required. Conducts building inspection of schools by measuring floor space and calculating square footage to determine if school has the required floor space needs. Examines the plumbing, ventilation, and lighting to determine suitability for its intended space. Audits curriculum to determine compliance with rules and regulations. Approves or disapproves new schools for licensure based on results of inspection. Conducts field investigations after receiving complaints on alleged violations. Examines complaint file and new establishment file to coordinate field investigations and new facilities inspections within routine weekly schedule. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of cosmetology inspection regulations, methods, and procedures. Ability to conduct compliance inspections and examinations. Ability to identify compliance deficiencies and determine corrective measures. Ability to prepare written reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in the licensed practice of cosmetology. Must be licensed as a cosmetologist by the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology in accordance with ACA 17-23-204. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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