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SEED ANALYST II

TURF AND SEED UNIT

Recruitment #19-002901-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Seed Analyst II within the Turf and Seed Unit. 

GRADE

7

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDA Headquarters, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position of Seed Analyst II is to conduct regulatory and service seed testing activities in the Turf and Seed section of the Maryland Department of Agriculture to determine the quality of seed samples and to assure consumer confidence.

POSITION DUTIES

Using a personal computer, seed divider and electronic balance, learns to independently prepare service and regulatory seed samples received by the Turf and Seed Section for analysis in the laboratories according to the Association of Official Seed Analysts "Rules for Testing Seeds" and standard laboratory procedures. Makes calculations to determine sample sizes required for testing.

Receives training from a certified seed analyst in how to conduct purity and germination analysis.

Prepares planting media and plants seed samples in the germination laboratory.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: One year in the Maryland State classification of Seed Analyst I. OR Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high equivalence certificate.

Experience: One year of successful, progressively responsible seed analysis work in a governmental agency or private industry.

Notes: 1. Additional education in agronomy, biology, horticulture, botany, or a related science at an accredited four year college or university may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required experience. 2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in soil conservation classifications or soil conservation specialty codes in the soil conservation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

At least 6 months of experience working in a laboratory.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or hazel.day@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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