Utah State University

Produce Safety Program Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/8/2021 11:58 AM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
Minimum $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


Works closely with Extension specialists and the Produce Safety Program Manager from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to develop outreach and education materials and organize trainings related to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. This is a temporary, part-time position with flexible scheduling. Funding for this position runs through June 30, 2021.


  • Assist with the development and maintenance of an Extension Produce Safety website, publications, videos, and other media to disseminate information to produce growers.
  • Communicate with Extension county faculty to coordinate outreach activities and provide updated information.
  • Organize Produce Safety Alliance grower trainings. This includes making logistical arrangements, ensuring that adequate materials (workbooks, certificates, etc.) are available, and promoting trainings to local produce growers.
  • Attend virtual regional meetings related to produce safety, and stay current with regulatory updates pertaining to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act foundational rules.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required
  • Ability to communicate complex regulatory requirements and scientific information in a manner that is easily understood by the layperson
  • Must possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Education, training or prior experience associated with fruit and vegetable production


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in agriculture-related field
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to food safety
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Knowledge or training related to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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