Temp Crop Certification Specialist

North Carolina State University

Raleigh , North Carolina

Essential Job Duties
Conduct inspection of seed fields (turf, small grains, peanut, soybean, forage grass, sweetpotato) to identify potential seed purity issues, potential seed borne diseases, noxious weeds, and weed separation issues. Inspections are conducted by walking through fields.

Position is 40 hours a week Monday through Friday. Expected 3-4 months of work beginning approximately early May with the potential for full time employment.

Minimum Experience/Education
Posses or will by hire date a 2-yr degree (i.e. Ag Institute) Agronomy field

Departmental Required Skills
-Must be able to drive long distances
-Proficient with Microsoft based software
-Ability to communicate effectively with seed industry personnel, farmers and the public.
-Must be able to find and map seed fields based on gps coordinates or mapping program

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
-5 yr agriculture production experience
-Knowledge of identification of objectionable weeds in seed production
-Knowledge and identification of seed borne diseases
-Knowledge of seed production practices

Required License or Certification
-Valid Driver’s License