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1.Assist in the development of science-based content for instructional materials, Extension publications, fact sheets, on-line training modules, newsletters and other outputs to educate Extension agents, food producers, and consumers to address key issues related to food safety. Primary focus will be towards fresh produce growers, farmers market managers and vendors, and assisting new value-added food producers across the state.
2.Develop evaluation materials (as needed), collect and analyze evaluation data for the following programs. These activities include writing impact statements and annual reports for select programs. 1) Produce Safety, 2) Preventive controls, 3) Farmers Market Food Safety efforts, 4) Food Innovations Program, 5) ServSafe, and others as identified.
3.Serve as the primary contact to develop marketing tools and websites for Extension agents and the public, primarily focusing on farmers' market managers and vendors related food safety content, and content related to the Food Innovations Program.
4.Assist with training and technical assistance targeted toward fresh produce growers, farmers market managers and vendors, and value-added food producers across the state.
5.Attend regional, state and national meetings as requested to contribute information related to Produce Safety, Farmers' Market Food Safety and the Food Innovations Program.
6.Support current Extension activities which will include but not be limited to the following tasks:Develop and manage an inventory of farm that are require to comply with the Produce Safety Rule in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Establish class templates and manage registration for select Food Safety Extension courses.
Manage ordering of materials, supplies, certificates related to select Food Safety Extension courses.
7.Plan and serve as the primary contact for USDA NIFA's Food Safety Outreach Program Project Directors meeting in 2019 to be held in Blacksburg.
Master's degree in food science or another related field with concentration in food microbiology.
The successful candidate will have good written and oral communication skills and strong computer proficiency.
Preference will be given to the candidate with experience in Extension activities, especially relate to on-farm food safety.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 04/10/2017