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SEED ANALYST II

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Jan 23, 2023
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  22361

Agency :  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 02/06/2023
 
Salary:   $3,992-$5,502/anticipated starting monthly salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC029  

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number # 22361

About the Position

The Seed Analyst II position serves as a lead to Seed Analysts in the seed lab by assigning and reviewing work for accuracy and completion. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge in performing analysis of a variety of Agricultural crops and vegetables, as well as be able to train and oversee general lab operations and give leadership and work direction to Seed Analyst. This position offers an excellent salary and benefits. We welcome interested applicants to apply. 

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as lead worker to seed analyst by assigning and reviewing work for accuracy and completion. 

2. Understands and demonstrates the germination test requirements and purity test separation procedures. 

3. Directs activities of germination and/or purity section as required. 

4. Assists in training new seed analysts and may be required to travel to attend trainings. 

5. Answers inquiries from public and industry concerning seed purity and germination. 

6. Maintains and cleans equipment needed to perform analysis. 

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties numerated above. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of high school with, preferably, a laboratory course in biology or chemistry. 

2. Requires association of Seed Analysts (AOSA) accreditation for purity or germination. 

3. Requires two (2) years of experience in laboratory seed analysis. 

4. Requires successful completion of an agency sponsored training program or an additional year of experience in laboratory seed analysis. 

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires ability to successfully pass a background check. 

2. Requires the ability to travel when required. 

3. Requires the ability to lift and carry job related objects weighing up to 75 lbs. 

4. Requires that ability to pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug and alcohol screening. 

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (work hours may vary)  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:
 

Bureau of Human Resources

Email: AGR.HumanResources@illinois.gov

Phone #: 217-785-5099

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.

 

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (AGR) administers an annual budget of more than $100 million and employs more than 300 people statewide, with several hundred more temporary employees hired during the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.  Separate bureaus administer programs and services directed at conserving the state's land and water resources; protecting the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals; overseeing state and county fairs; regulating seed, feed and fertilizer products; ensuring the financial stability of grain dealers and warehouses; promoting Illinois food and agricultural products; and operating the state's horse racing program.  

 

AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  

 

AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually

 

If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today!

 

 

 

 

 

This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

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Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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