Youth Jobs

FDA Tobacco Compliance Check Program

The Tobacco Compliance Check Program is funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect the health of future generation. Youth, who are hired as a Youth Inspector, will conduct “tobacco compliance checks” to make sure tobacco retailers are following the law and not selling tobacco to minors. A compliance check is an important part of the tobacco prevention process, in working with Youth Inspectors under the age of 18, who attempt to purchase tobacco products to see whether stores are following the law, or “in compliance.”  The Youth Inspectors will be supervised by an adult Compliance Officer during the process. To be eligible, youth need to be either 16 or 17 years old.

About the Youth Inspector job

Youth will be paid $11.00/hour to conduct the tobacco compliance checks after school, on weekends, and during holidays. After completing the mandatory online training and submitting all of the required paperwork, an adult Compliance Officer will contact you. Youth will not need to travel for this position as the adult Compliance Officer will pick you up and drive you to where the checks will occur. Youth will not conduct checks in their same town or neighborhood in order to remain anonymous.

How to apply for the job:

Step 1: Fill out an application.

Step 2: Wait for an email about how to access the mandatory online training.

Step 3: Complete the online training.

Step 4: Wait for a phone call from your local Compliance Officer to schedule your checks.