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Extension Associate - Produce Safety
Kansas State University

  • Apr. 17, 2017
  • Extension Associate - Produce Safety
  • Kansas State University
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Horticulture
    Food & Nutritional Science
    Agricultural Extension
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This position is responsible for assisting the State Extension Consumer Food Safety Specialist and other partners with coordinating produce safety extension activities in the state of Kansas, particularly to ensure that Kansas fruit and vegetable producers are aware of and compliant with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety rule.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with knowledge of produce safety as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience appropriate to the needs of the position.
3 to 5 years of relevant work experience is required.
Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.
Experience in coordinating trainings or other events.
Experience in carrying out training.
Proficiency with common computer programs for word and data processing.
Willingness to perform training in various parts of Kansas (travel)
Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license
Applicants are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of the following:

Produce Safety Scientific Knowledge and Experience
Fruit and Vegetable Production Knowledge
Effective Training Delivery, and
Knowledge of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

Preferred Qualifications:
M.S. in Horticulture or Food Science or a closely related field.
Experience in conducting Extension and/or outreach programs.
Training experience in produce safety with produce farmers
Extensive knowledge of produce safety
Extensive experience working with small-scale commercial fruit and vegetable production
Experience in working with multiple stakeholder groups related to produce safety

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