Coordinator - University of Maryland

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    Title: Coordinator

    Functional Title: Nutrient Management Advisor, UME-Washington County

    Position Number: 123070

    Category Status: Contractual

    Applicant Search Category: Exempt

    College/Division: AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

    Unit: AGNR-ENST

    Nature and Purpose:

    Nutrient management advisors develop nutrient management plans for agricultural producers to balance nutrient inputs with crop requirements, thus enhancing production potential, improving farm profitability, reducing excess nutrient inputs into the Chesapeake Bay and enabling producers to comply with the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

     develop and deliver nutrient management plans using specially designed software and software applications;

     explain nutrient management planning and plans to agricultural producers;

     demonstrate proper techniques of soil and manure sampling for agricultural producers and when appropriate, collect soil and manure samples;

     sample and analyze soils for soil nitrate (PSNT and FSNT)

     perform phosphorus risk assessments when required to complete plans; and

     demonstrate and train agricultural producers in equipment calibration and yield check procedures.

    Minimum Qualification:

    Required -

     BS in an agricultural, environmental or natural resource science

     personal transportation and a valid drivers license

     knowledge of agricultural production practices and cropping systems

     ability to lift 30 pounds and traverse uneven terrain and willingness to work outside under adverse weather conditions

    Preferences –

     experience working with agricultural producers

     certification by the State of Maryland as a Nutrient Management Consultant

    Additional Information:

     Individual must pass nutrient management certification exam within one year of initial employment date and once employed, must maintain certification.

     If offered employment by UME, individual will be required before beginning job assignment to obtain a background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.

    Supervision:

    The individual is supervised by the Extension Agricultural Science Educator in county/counties where assigned with progammatic direction from Program Coordinator.

    Geographical Assignment:

    The advisor will be assigned to the University of Maryland Extension office in Washington County. Geographical assignment may be changed depending upon workflow in neighboring counties and the evolving nature of the program.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, with base salary of $40,000. This is a contractual position with a retirement subsidy.

    Applications: All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Please submit a resume, cover letter, college transcript(s) and contact information for 3 professional references. Job Posting Quicklink: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/52562

    Closing Date: For best consideration, apply by August 11, 2017.

    The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and Women Are Encouraged To Apply