Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #07-17: Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management Emphasizing Land Stewardship in Forest & Range Canon City, Colorado
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
State or Territory :
Colorado
Application Deadline :
Mar 14, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management Emphasizing Land Stewardship in Forest & Range
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
NCRS Canon City
Area, Department or Unit :
EXTENSION
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Salary range will be from $42,300 and not to exceed $53,300.
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
The Peaks and Plains Region stretches east to west from the Kansas and Nebraska state lines to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and north to south from Wyoming to the New Mexico border. The area consists of wheat, corn, sunflower, dry edible bean, sugar beet, potato, and hay production. Corn and forage production support a large livestock industry that is also a major economic influence with numerous cow/calf and large confined animal feeding operations (beef and pork) in the region. Development of renewable energy is a growing industry with corn ethanol and wind energy production currently in place. Rangeland for grazing, forests livestock production, primarily beef, is widespread. This position places an emphasis on pastures, crops, forest and rangeland owned by small acreage landowners. Most small acreages (less than 40 acres) are maintained as a lifestyle choice rather than managed to produce maximum income from agricultural sales. Resource management of these acreages is crucial.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
Resume
Cover letter
Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the Required and Preferred criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities please contact William Nobles, 719-545-1845 or email william.nobles@colostate.edu.

Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Completed bachelors degree in agriculture, plant science, forestry, natural resource management, or closely related field.
Years of experience :
Five years course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of plant and animal production related to small acreages.
Preferred completed masters degree in agriculture, plant science, forestry, natural resource management, or closely related field.
Knowledge of agricultural enterprises such as traditional livestock (beef, sheep, etc.) alternative livestock, nursery and greenhouse, orchards, rangeland, forests and new alternatives in agricultural production that could be targeted to small acreage owners.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:
Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start
date.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
Link 3 :

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
William Nobles
Phone Number with Area Code :
719-545-1845
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
Resume
Cover letter
Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the Required and Preferred criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities please contact William Nobles, 719-545-1845 or email william.nobles@colostate.edu.