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Job Opportunity: Seed Analyst II

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Position Details
Classification Information

University Title Seed Analyst II – 3812
Pay Grade 408
Entry Hourly Rate 15.91
Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 60264M
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
Pay Frequency Monthly

 

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Shift 1st
Work Schedule MondayFriday 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.
Special Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in germination testing such as routine experience with many species of seeds and/or experience with a variety of tests and planting media.
  • Experience with AOSA, ISTA, and Canada Rules.
  • Experience with TZ testing of multiple species of seeds.
  • Experience in seed identification and seed analysis.

 

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Department/Unit Website www.seeds.iastate.edu
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.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477- 7485.

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.
Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/23670
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 eooffice@iastate.edu.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s) Certification in germination and purity testing.

Supplemental Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1. * Please describe your experience in a high volume laboratory with frequent deadlines including estimates of daily volume for which you were responsible.

(Open Ended Question)

2. * Please describe your experience in a service testing lab.

(Open Ended Question)

3. * Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

(Open Ended Question)

4. Where did you first learn about this vacancy?

  • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
  • ISU Employee
  • Website
  • Placement Office
  • Trade Journal
  • Newspaper
  • HERC Website
  • LinkedIN
  • Facebook
  • CareerBuilder

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