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Coordinator (Nutrient Management Advisor, UME Wicomico County)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123259
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator (Nutrient Management Advisor, UME Wicomico County)
Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology
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:

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.
Candidate will:
• 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 Qualifications:

• BS in an agricultural, environmental or natural resource science
• Personal transportation and a valid drivers license.
• Knowledge of agricultural production practices and cropping systems.

Preferences:

• Experience working with agricultural producers.
• Certification by the State of Maryland as a Nutrient Management Consultant.

Additional Certifications:

• 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.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/02/2017
Closing Date: 08/25/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

• Ability to lift 30 pounds and traverse uneven terrain and willingness to work outside under adverse weather conditions.

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

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