Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Assistant University Extension Educator - Rangelands
University or Organization :
UW Extension
State or Territory :
Wyoming
Application Deadline :
Mar 06, 2020
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator - Rangelands
Keywords separated by commas :
Rangeland Ecology, Management & Monitoring, Public Land Issues and Policies, Livestock Grazing & Wildlife Habitat.
Location :
Pinedale, WY
Area, Department or Unit :
UW Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full TIme
Salary :
Non-tenure track faculty salary level commensurate with education, experience and availability of funds.
Start Date:
Jun 01, 2020
Description:
The areas of responsibility for this position are Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln, and Teton Counties in western Wyoming. This position will be located in the Sublette County Extension office in Pinedale. Pinedale is the largest community and the county seat in Sublette County. The county has a population of approximately 10,247 which also includes the communities of Big Piney and Marbleton. Pinedale is at the foot of the Wind River Mountain Range and is close to numerous wilderness areas and national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Western Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities. Nature & PurposeThis position provides educational outreach on the general topics of rangeland ecology, management, and monitoring. Training and/or experience in public land management issues and policies; livestock grazing management; wildlife habitat management and assessment; management of invasive species; and rangeland monitoring/assessment will be important credentials.Responsibilities and Essential DutiesThe individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and fosters productive relationships with agricultural producers, elected officials and other stakeholders in western Wyoming. Primary duties include but are not limited to: Implement an appropriate strategy to assess educational needs of clientele in the program area of rangeland management.Design, deliver, and evaluate a comprehensive education program on rangeland management in a five-county area.Coordinate and/or implement an applied research program to support educational programs.Participate in the Rangeland Initiative Team and West Area Extension Team to facilitate relevant and effective educational programming.Contribute to the 4-H Youth Development program in Sublette County.Support the general Extension operations in Sublette County which include community horticulture and Master Gardener programs. Serve western Wyoming, which will include overnight travel, evening and weekend work. Primary Clientele Served by this PositionPublic land grazing permittees, other agriculture producers, landowners, land managers and other community members.Individuals, organizations and business enterprises engaged in agricultural and natural resource issues in Wyoming. State agriculture, wildlife, natural resource and environmental regulatory agencies. Federal agriculture, natural resource and wildlife management agencies such as USDA-Agriculture Research Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and others. The Sublette County Conservation District and other Conservation Districts in western Wyoming.Youth and adults interested in 4-H programs.
Position Category:
Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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 :
An earned masters degree from an accredited college or university. One degree must have been awarded in range management, natural resources or cognate field related to the management of rangeland resources.Expertise in the management of rangelands including the evaluation and design of sustainable livestock grazing strategies. Experience in developing and implementing rangeland monitoring strategies to assess ecological condition, management influences and wildlife habitat attributes.Demonstrated knowledge of the ecology and composition of rangeland plant communities in this area of Wyoming.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Valid drivers license
Other Requirements:
The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employee. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity//fairness. We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Ann Roberson
Phone Number with Area Code :
307-766-3566
Application Instructions :
*Completed University of Wyoming employment application found at https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8100020604.*Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing your qualifications relative to the responsibilities of the position.*Current resume or curriculum vitae.College transcripts, unofficial transcripts accepted for application; official transcripts required at time of hiring.*Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.For application information, questions on transcripts or reference letters, contact: Ann Roberson, Administrative Associate University of Wyoming Extension 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354 Laramie, WY 82071Phone:(307)766-3566 Fax:(307)766-3998 E-mail: mrober38@uwyo.eduFor specific position information, contact:Kelly Crane, Associate Dean/Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone:(307)766-5124 Fax:(307)766-3998 Email: kcrane1@uwyo.edu