Seafood Safety Specialist

Seafood Safety Specialist

• Job No:
• Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF Alaska Sea Grant and MAP
• Location:Kodiak
• Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:
Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting a Seafood Safety Specialist, who will engage, advise, service, and instruct shellfish and seaweed farmers and other seafood/food producers in Alaska in seafood preservation, sanitation, and safe manufacturing procedures.This is a term faculty position that coordinates Alaska Sea Grant's statewide seafood safety training curriculum and events, and provides outreach, education, and extension services. The position is located within the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and is based at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. This grant-funded nine month faculty position is term funded for four years. Faculty are expected to generate external funds. Please apply by October 15th, 2023, 11:59PM.

10Seek external funding to develop and grow the Alaska Seafood School.Essential 20Build and maintain a visible and accessible seafood safety extension program to provide practical business solutions in the area of seafood/food safety. This may include the following: -Respond to immediate or “Rapid Response” requests for information through a diverse media presence in the region, including radio, social media, Alaska Sea Grant communications team resources, and partner newsletters -Provide service that is responsive to stakeholder requests, informed by identified needs, and in accordance with Alaska Sea Grant's mission, vision and goals. -Facilitate interaction between researchers and regional stakeholders to promote community/resident input into the development of research projects and new technologies -Participate in local research as needed and/or beneficial, in support of UAF and other researchers in the region -Conduct events on regionally relevant research, education, and extension topics through direct or facilitated presentations and K-12 instructional opportunities -Engage with Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Sea Grant activities as needed and per administrative requirements including reporting and programmatic and topical meetings -Serve on regional advisory committees as need and expertise warrants.Essential 70Develop and teach applied food and seafood safety workshops to stakeholders, particularly in the developing mariculture industry. Teach food/seafood safety components of seafood industry workshops, such as smoked seafood school, the Alaska Seafood Processor Leadership Institute, and others.Essential
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide network of specialists and agents who provide formal and/or informal education, information and technical assistance to the public relating to: commercial, subsistence or sport fisheries issues; coastal economic development including seafood processing, tourism or marine business management and commercial fisheries development; community-based science and environmental monitoring; resource management; marine conservation; and environmental literacy.

Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, a University of Alaska Fairbanks facility with a seafood safety laboratory and a pilot processing plant is designated by the state of Alaska as a “processing authority”. This position will work with Alaska Sea Grant's seafood technologist to provide extension services to food manufacturers, conduct seafood safety workshops to communities and industries, conduct one on one consultations with stakeholders to ensure safe production of commercial products, and partner with industry to conduct technical support as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of seafood/food safety production and preservation procedures and regulations.

Familiarity with fisheries-dependent communities and the commercial seafood industry.

Ability to work independently and balance complex tasks, deadlines, and budgets from internal and external organizations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills with an advanced knowledge and ability to write and edit reports and other materials.

Ability to plan, develop, and provide educational training to students of all ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Ability to effectively communicate complex scientific topics and content in culturally appropriate manner via print, electronic media (video, radio, email, social), and in-person appearances.

Preferred Experience & Education:
Experience working in rural and/or with Alaska Native communities or populations in Alaska and with diverse cultures and knowledge systems.

Required Experience & Education:
Master's Degree or higher, in Food Science, with focus on food/seafood safety and related discipline .

Experience in seafood/food safety production and preservation procedures and regulations.

Demonstrated evidence of excellent collaboration skills as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, project management skills, and an ability to analyze data and identify trends.

Experience working with diverse stakeholders.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, term-funded faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and Starting salary is based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, statement of experience and interest in workforce training, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Position is open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 11:59PM on October 15th, 2023.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ashley Lindsoe, Signers' Business Office HR Manager, at or 907-474-5664.

Applications Close: 30 Nov 2023

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Kodiak, AK

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Closing Date 2023-11-30