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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 113633
Title: Agent Associate
Functional Title: Assoc Agent
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-UME-Wye REC
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

University of Maryland Extension is seeking to hire a full-time woodland stewardship educator position on a 12 month contractual basis with benefits that can be renewed annually depending on funding availability. The main focus of the position will be to develop and implement woodland stewardship programs for private woodland owners, natural resource professionals and manage and implement the Maryland/Delaware master logger program in cooperation with partner organizations and the master logger steering committee.

Coordination with University of Maryland Extension’s Natural Resource Specialist located at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Department of Environmental Science & Technology Extension Natural Resource Specialist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and the Master Logger Steering committee is expected. This position will report to the Assistant Director for Agriculture & Natural Resource programs at College Park for program direction and the Assistant Director for Extension Operations for personnel matters.

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.S. degree in forestry or closely related field from an accredited university.
• Excellent communications skills and the ability to write effectively
• Strong computer skills required in WORD, EXCEL, spread sheets and PowerPoint
• Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
• A background check must be completed prior to beginning work. Must have driver’s license and own transportation.

Preferences:

• M.S. preferred.
• Experience with developing and implementing educational programs for woodland landowners.
• Ability and willingness to work with volunteers.
• Qualifications for a Maryland Forest Registration/License is highly preferred (www.dllr.state.md.us/license/for/foraff.shtml)

Additional Certifications:

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement UME’s Woodland Stewardship Program (60%)
o Organize, implement and manage the Maryland Woodland Stewards volunteer training program with help from other extension specialists.
o Develop publications, web resources, and other educational materials on woodland stewardship, invasive species, and other relevant topics.
o Coordinate the implementation and development of woodland stewardship programs in cooperation with the UME Natural Resources Specialist at WMREC, as well as other UME educators & specialists.
o Partner with woodland owners, professionals and other organizations to set up demonstration
studies that support educational programs.
o Work with: MD DNR-Forest Service, Tree Farm, Maryland Forests Association, and other State agencies and organizations to promote woodland stewardship.
o Provide regular articles and material for the Branching Out Woodland Stewardship Newsletter that is produced four times per year and distributed electronically to about 2,000 landowners and others.
o Provide input and occasional assistance for maintenance and resources on the Maryland Woodland Stewardship webpage, www.extension.umd.edu/woodland.
o Seek and obtain grant funding to support and develop programs.
o Implement a backyard woodland program using the Woods In Your Backyard curriculum that will focus on landowners with small acreages.
• Develop, implement, and manage the Maryland/Delaware Master Logger program in cooperation with other partners. (40%)
o Develop & implement training curriculum via classroom and electronic media
o Develop publications, web resources, and other educational materials.
o Maintain accurate databases of master loggers and create a system for continuing educational updates.
o Edit Master Logger quarterly newsletter
o Maintain website using Drupal content management system.
o Maintain inventory of course materials, including printing and assembling manuals and other documents, copying course CDs and DVDs.
o Advertise training programs, collect registration funds and manage registration materials.
o Coordinate with the SFI and Master Logger Steering Committees
o Provide annual reports of accomplishments to SFI and ML Steering Committee.
o Seek and obtain grant funding to support and develop programs.

Additional Information:

Salary will be a base of $36,575 per year, with a 12 month contract that can be renewed annually depending on funding availability. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

This position will be housed at the Wye Research & Education Center, in Queenstown, Maryland and have statewide responsibility.

All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/ for position #113633. A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current signed resume or Curriculum Vitae, transcripts (copy acceptable for application process, official transcripts required if offered the position), and three (3) references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.

Posting Date: 07/11/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/15/2017
Physical Demands

• This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. The ability to express or exchange ideas vocally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
• Personal transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be willing to travel throughout the State of Maryland as needed.
• The employee will frequently lift and/or move items, set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites. Able to lift 50 lbs.
• Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.
• This position requires the employee to work outdoors at certain times of the year.
• Able to traverse farm fields and uneven terrain.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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