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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Seed Crop Field Inspector

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7107

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 45-2011

Pay Grade: 17

Date: April 01, 2009

Job Purpose:

Provides support for field inspections associated with the services of the Wyoming Seed Certification Service; assists in supervising summer temporary field inspectors while inspecting seed crops including, but not limited to alfalfa, beans, small grains, grasses, and specialty crops during the months of June through October.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Defensive Driving certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Identification of weeds, specific plant diseases and insects impacting seed crops.
  • Basic computer usage and software in use in this department.
  • Physical dexterity to walk fields in different weather conditions.
  • GPS technology and usage.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • Data entry methods and techniques.
  • Supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Applicable University, federal, state, county and city rules and regulations.
  • Departmental policies and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Identify weeds, specific plant diseases and insects impacting seed crops on field inspections.
  • Walk fields in different weather conditions, including water, mud and uneven ground.
  • Data entry of field inspection information.
  • Use of computer system and peripheral equipment for data accumulation and reporting.
  • Use GPS equipment.
  • Supervise temporary summer field inspectors.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Travel extensively in northern Wyoming on field inspections.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Inspect seed crops in Wyoming, primarily the Big Horn Basin, identifying weeds, specific plant diseases and insects impacting seed crops.

Provide supervision for summer temporary field inspectors.

Communicate with constituents of the Wyoming Seed Certification Service regarding policies, procedures, standards and certification status of their crops in both written and verbal forms.

Supplemental Functions:

Extensive day travel in northern Wyoming utilizing University-owned vehicles.

Working Conditions:

Outdoor work and extensive travel in the northern Wyoming area of the Big Horn Basin. Subjected to hazards of working outside including walking through fields in different weather conditions including, but not limited to water, mud and uneven ground; dust, dirt, insects, snakes, or other animal hazards located in this area; video terminal display hazards; and hazards associated with winter driving.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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