NUTRIENT & PEST MANAGEMENT REGIONAL OUTREACH SPECIALIST - NORTHEAST WI
JOB NO.: 92213-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Northeastern Wisconsin
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 92213-AS
Working Title: Nutrient & Pest Management Regional Outreach Specialist - Northeast WI
Official Title: SR OUTREACH SPEC(S92BN) or OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN)
Hiring Department: A074360-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/HORTICULTURE/NPM
Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
BS in Soil Science, Agronomy, or other closely-related field. MS preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
* Must have at least 2 years of experience related to crop nutrient and/or pest management, 3 years preferred.
* Experience in both formal and non-formal outreach programming desired.
* Experience conducting applied agricultural research and knowledge of related environmental, economic, social issues are desirable.
Wisconsin's Nutrient and Pest Management (NPM) Program is an education outreach team that works with a wide range of partners to promote agricultural practices for protecting water quality while maintaining or improving farm profitability. The University of Wisconsin NPM Program serves Wisconsin farmers and the agricultural professionals who assist them in making management decisions. The program links farmers and researchers to exchange knowledge on the profitability, practicality, and environmental impact of crop production practices and cropping systems.
Northeast Wisconsin is a region of the state with numerous soil and water conservation, nutrient management, and pest management challenges. The Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has recently identified northeast Wisconsin as a region of the state that lags other regions of the state in terms of nutrient management planning. Additional resources are needed in this area to assist farmers in adopting improved agricultural management practices.
* Candidates must be capable of working as a team member in an interdisciplinary program.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
* Familiarity with word processing, presentation, and database software is essential.
* Knowledge of precision agriculture software is desirable. Ability to learn, use, and educate others on the SnapPlus nutrient management planning software program is required.
* A working knowledge of the University of Wisconsin nutrient and pest management guidelines for field crops is expected.
* Ability to organize and work productively with indirect supervision in a highly visible public sector environment.
* Candidate should also have excellent organizational and time management skills.
* Ability to plan collaboratively, execute independently, and take personal responsibility to help team efforts succeed required.
* Ability to travel regionally, and occasionally, work on evenings and weekends required. Weekly travel to Madison may be required during the first several months of employment. Office for this position to be located within the northeast region assigned to the position. Exact location to be determined.
* Ability to be approved to drive State of Wisconsin vehicles is highly desired. Candidate may need to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet the position's responsibilities and essential job functions.
* For specific questions regarding the qualifications or job duties, contact Scott Sturgul at 608-262-7486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions to applicants:
Submit a cover letter, resume/CV and names of three references via Jobs@UW website.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Oct 2 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Oct 31 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time