Education/Training Spec II

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Education/Training Spec II

Coordinate, conduct, and document training associated with the PSA curriculum. Maintain appropriate records and staying up-to-date with the PSA and the Produce Safety Rule’s guidance and produce safety research. This essential function of the job will be one of two primary focus areas of this position, and will be accomplished in partnership with Florida Extension and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) personnel. Responsibilities include scheduling training sessions and instructors, course registration and management with the Produce Safety Alliance and the Association of Food and Drug officials (AFDO), on-site coordination of course with local personnel, delivery of PSA course modules, and post-course administration including timely submission of expenses and organization of course registration information. Maintain database of training classes and participants and assist PI in preparing sponsor (FDACS) reports and Florida Cooperative Extension year-end reports. Establish a strong working relationship with Florida state and country Extension partners and other extension/outreach partners.

Participate in On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) programs in support of Florida growers. Employee will participate in Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) training and updates as appropriate and in conjunction with FDACS program partners. Employee will participate in FDACS-scheduled OFRR activities with the state of Florida as a co-assessor of on-farm produce safety practices to help ensure compliance of Florida farms with the federal FSMA-related Produce Safety Rule.

Develop, organize, participate in, and conduct Produce Food Safety training programs throughout the State in conjunction with other UF/IFAS food safety extension personnel. This includes, but is not limited to planning, training, material development, scientific materials development, and technical outreach in the food safety aspects of fruit and vegetable production in Florida. Evaluate all produce-related extension and outreach training programs.

Expected Salary:

$50,000 - $55,000

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s in Food Science, with four years of food safety experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Will accept a BS in Food Science or related field.)

Possesses PSA Lead Trainer certificate. (If this is not met, then this person must be capable of obtaining PSA Trainer status within 6 months of employment and PSA Lead Trainer status within 12 months of employment.)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and at least (3) references

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required:No