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Oregon State University-Seed Certification Specialist Opening

The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking a Seed Certification Specialist. This position is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month professional faculty position.

The incumbent contributes to the mission of the Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) with the principal responsibility for delivery of the Oregon State University Extension Seed Certification Service (OSCS) program.

This position requires extensive experience in a certification program to provide leadership, coordination, organization, planning, execution, and communication in field and greenhouse inspection activities for all certified seed crops in the state. To coordinate the inspection programs in the assigned geographical and specific program areas and other related tasks as assigned by the Manager.

Communicate with clients, as needed, regarding inspection topics. Perform related tasks as assigned by the Manager; e.g., development of new crop standards for review by the Manager and appropriate Advisory Committee and acceptance by the Board, and/or serving as secretary for Advisory Committees and Sub-Committees, recruiting and supervising student workers, temporary seasonal workers, and/or intermittent employees. Perform work in various other capacities in support of the OSCS program.

The team member will ensure that all people have equal employment and program participation opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era
veteran status.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learn success through programming appropriate for diverse audience.