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    Summary

    This positions is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Field Organization in Fort Collins, CO.

    This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assess incoming seed accessions of crops for maturity, mechanical damage, presence of pathogens, contaminating seeds/noxious weeds, or chemical seed treatments.
    • Recognize and document normal, abnormal germination and viable (but not germinating (i.e., dormant)) seeds of diverse plant species.
    • Critically evaluate test results to determine if assessed seed viability and vigor concurs among replicates and seed testing standards.
    • Conduct laboratory germination tests of crop or wild species of incoming seed samples and monitor tests of stored samples using species-specific procedures.
    • Maintain, calibrate, use or adjust general seed-testing equipment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

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