Agronomy Outreach Professional

Burlington, VT
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Agronomy Outreach Professional Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
To educate and assist farmers within the greater Connecticut River Watershed to establish farm practices beneficial to soil health and water quality in addition to other natural resources. To work directly with farmers to develop individualized Conservation Activity Plans, implement agreed-upon practices, document those practices, and connect farmers with NRCS funding support where appropriate. To provide education and demonstration of technical concepts in practice through group on-farm workshops and classroom events.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in a related field with two years' experience in soils, nutrient management and/or agronomic management. Knowledgeable about environmental issues and agricultural water quality regulations and practices related to livestock, crop and/or vegetable farms, and protection of soil and water resources. Ability to travel to and from worksites, work independently, and be team oriented. Effective personal communication skills, attention to detail, and computer skills required.
Desirable Qualifications
Field-based experience working directly with farmers desirable.
Other Information
Position located in the St. Johnsbury Extension office.
Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
The ability to travel to and from worksites required.
A six month probationary period is required.
Application must be submitted with a cover letter and resume to be considered.
Special Conditions Position located in different city, Contingent on continued funding, Travel to and from worksites required, After this week, position posted until filled Category Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources, Extension Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 36320.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 69010.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 02/16/2018 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled Yes

Position Information

Position Title Outreach Professional Posting Number S1461PO Department Ext - Programming & Fac Sup/50040 Position Number 00021288 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    Optional Documents

      The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.