Faculty Specialist - Nutrient Management Specialist

Location
College Park, Maryland
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience and education
Posted
Apr 03, 2018
Closes
Apr 30, 2018
Ref
Position # 123747
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

The Nutrient Management Specialist will work with the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program (ANMP), a unit of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, to provide educational opportunities and technical support for certified nutrient management consultants statewide. This position reports to the Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Review nutrient management plans written by Extension Nutrient Management Advisors.
  • Provide technical support for certified nutrient management consultants (public and private-sector) and certified farmer operators in nutrient management plan development and related activities.
  • Participate on a team, both as an educator and as a developer of training materials in the areas of nutrient management planning and soil fertility management.
  • Represent the University of Maryland College Park, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, and Maryland Cooperative Extension.
  • Produce timely activity reports as directed by the Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Required -

  • Bachelor's degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science or closely related field
  • Working knowledge of agriculture and farming issues
  • Demonstrated teaching abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency in the use of computer technology for educational programming and information management (WORD, PowerPoint, EXCEL. GIS)
  • Flexible working hours required; must be available for occasional evening programs
  • A valid driver's license and access to an automobile for travel

Preferences -

  • Master's Degree in agronomy, crop science or soil science or closely related field
  • Experience in agricultural planning
  • Certification as a Maryland nutrient management consultant
  • Experience with distance education technology (such as CANVAS or Blackboard) and pedagogy

Physical Demands -

  • A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching events and workshops, including loading and unloading vehicles. The employee will frequently lift and or/move items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Environmental: This position occasionally requires employee to work outdoors for experiential learning experiences.

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