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|University Title||Seed Analyst II – 3812|
|Entry Hourly Rate||15.91|
|Position Title||Seed Analyst II|
|Advertised Employing Department||Seed Laboratory|
|Work Unit||Seed Laboratory|
|Base of Employment||E – Merit (paid monthly)|
|Appointment Type||Merit Permanent|
|Proposed Start Date||As soon as possible|
|Number of Months Employed Per Year||12|
|Full or Part Time||Full-Time|
|Work Schedule||Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Number of Hours per Week||40|
|Summary of Duties and Responsibilities||The Seed Science Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is currently seeking applicants for a Seed Analyst II position. This position classifies and performs testing on seeds and seedlings.
The duties of this position include classifying seeds and/or seedlings in various germination-related tests; initiating tests by preparing planting media, imbibing or planting seeds, or otherwise working with seeds; assisting with training others in the department and directing work; and preparing for and conducting workshops tours and University class lab sessions.
The successful candidate with have familiarity with AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds and other related publications, with seed and seedling morphology, and of early growth characteristics of various families of seed. The ability to manipulate small seeds and seedlings is essential, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and assign work tasks.
|Required Qualifications||1. Two years experience in seed analysis, which includes one year as a Seed Analyst I or equivalent; or 2. Any combination of post high school education and work experience totaling two years from which one can acquire a working knowledge of seed laws, the “Rules for Testing Seeds” and methods and problems Associated with analysis of seeds for labeling purposes.|
|Location (if other than Ames)|
|Application Instructions||Current Merit employees in this classification title who are seeking a contract transfer to this position must indicate on the online Merit Application this request before the AFSCME Merit Contract Transfer Deadline.
All other applicants must apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Posting” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.
|AFSCME Contract Transfer Deadline||12/30/2016|
|Guaranteed Consideration Date||01/02/2017|
|Pre-Employment Screening||All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.|
|EO Statement||Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. nquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)||Certification in germination and purity testing.|
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1. * Please describe your experience in a high volume laboratory with frequent deadlines including estimates of daily volume for which you were responsible.
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2. * Please describe your experience in a service testing lab.
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3. * Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.
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4. Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
- ISU Employment Opportunities Website
- ISU Employee
- Placement Office
- Trade Journal
- HERC Website