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Field Supervisor Recruitment-WA State Department of Agriculture

WSDA Seed Program is recruiting for the Field Supervisor vacancy. Please find the attached announcement and visit the website for an application.

The first review of applications will be on January 2, 2024.

AGRICULTURE – A Cornerstone of Washington’s Economy

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has been serving the state for more than 100 years. Through service, regulation, and advocacy, we keep agriculture viable and vital in Washington State, while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment. We work extensively with farmers and ranchers, but our responsibilities – from ensuring food safety to environmental protection – touch the lives of millions of people locally, nationally, and abroad.

The agency includes 780 employees approximately and grows close to 1,000 employees at the peak of seasonal work. To learn more and view additional openings, please visit our Employment Page.

The Opportunity:

WSDA Seed Program conducts pre-harvest field inspections of agricultural, vegetable and flower seeds grown under the seed certification and phytosanitary programs. The program is responsible for seed certification, seed testing, phytosanitary inspection, and seed inspection. The program provides accurate, timely and high-quality seed analysis and certification services while continually striving for improvements in methods and technologies to assure success for the program and its stakeholders. The seed laboratory is accredited as an USDA Seed Laboratory as well as holds an accreditation with Association of Official Seed Analyst (AOSA).

The Seed Certification Field Supervisor supports the programs mission by overseeing quality phytosanitary and certification field inspections, drawing official samples while enforcing federal and state regulations and maintaining positive relations with stakeholders. This position administers, oversees, and directs field activities and ensures employees are in compliance. This position is required to be in the field at least 50% of the time.

Careers.wa.gov application link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4305714/seed-certification-field-supervisor?keywords=seed&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Please reach out for questions directly to the hiring manager, Paula Moore.

I will be out on leave from December 25th through January 1st 2024.

Paula M. Moore, M.Sci. in Ag.

Seed Program Manager

Agency cell            509-314-1032

Main line office   509-249-6950

21 North 1st Ave., Suite 203

Yakima, WA 98902