May 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: Instructor (pollution prevention specialists) work on various projects related to industrial environmental compliance, pollution prevention and energy efficiency. Information about the College/Unit: Engineering Extension Department/Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is under the College of Engineering, KSU campus or satellite office. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community which can be found at The Successful Candidate will: Administer various environmentally-related programs, including energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP), which provides environmental technical assistance to businesses in Kansas.   Specialists work with Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) interns; conduct on-site environmental compliance and energy efficiency and pollution prevention opportunity assessments; develop and present videos, webinars and training seminars; provide individual assistance by telephone and written correspondence; research regulatory and pollution prevention issues; edit websites; and write publications.  Other duties include writing proposals for continued funding; participating in networking opportunities with other assistance providers locally and nationally; and promoting Engineering Extension, PPI, the Kansas SBEAP and other programs to appropriate audiences and stakeholders. Required Minimum Qualifications: B.S. required in an engineering or science-related discipline; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; excellent computer skills to include expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and use of the Internet; minimum of one-year experience in an industrial or educational environmental area.   Students graduating Winter 2017 in engineering or science-related disciplines, with one-year experience (includes internship experience) are eligible to apply. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. 

Submit electronic copies of cover letter; resume; examples of applicant’s writing; and three references familiar with your professional training and/or experience, including their names, e-mail and post office addresses and phone numbers.  


Contact Nancy J. Larson, Director with any questions.

Engineering Extension/Pollution Prevention Institute

800-578-8898  Screening of Applications Begins:  July 16, 2017 or until filled Salary Range / Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, beginning at $48,000  Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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