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Last Day to Apply for GAPs/Post Harvest Position

Position Available:   Association Resource Educator – GAPs/Post Harvest
Location:  Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown, NY
The GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) Resource Educator will work with Cornell staff under the direct supervision of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) Agriculture Issue Leader to deliver programming in two components.  The first programming component will offer GAPs and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) workshops, certification, and one-on-one technical assistance to farms.  The second programming component will offer training sessions and one-on-one technical assistance to farms on harvest and post-harvest handling and packaging standards needed to serve the wholesale market.   The position is located in Orange County delivering direct services to the Hudson Valley, including Greene, Columbia, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.  This is a 2-year grant-funded, exempt position.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of GAPs certification processes and Food Safety Management Act legislation and implementation.  The candidate should have very strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.  The incumbent will need to be able to work effectively with staff, clientele, committees, community and funding partners.
Master’s Degree in Horticulture, Microbiology, Food Science, or other agricultural degree appropriate to the position is required.  One-year experience or education in each of the areas of agriculture, food science/microbiology and education/extension needed.  Candidate should meet FDA proposed qualifications to be FSMA trainer.
Salary:  $53,843 along with benefit package.
Application deadline is Feb. 21, 2014.  
To apply, visit: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=22773.

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