Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Hiring range: $47,000 - $89,000 Excellent Benefits.

Position Description

UVM Extension is seeking an Agronomy Specialist in their Middlebury, VT field office. This full-time position will lead a portfolio of agronomy outreach and technical assistance work in the Champlain Valley and will support emerging work in the Connecticut River Valley. The Specialist will conduct an integrated and comprehensive educational and outreach assistance program in the areas of farm management, agronomic field crop production and natural resource conservation practices to improve farm viability and surface water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin and Connecticut River Valley. Major responsibilities include developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating outreach education and technical assistance programs provided to the local farming community in livestock, crop, soil, manure and nutrient management and implementation of approved Best Management Practices to reduce soil and nutrient losses into waters of the state. The Specialist will also provide support for the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, pursue new external funding opportunities, manage existing and new grants, and supervise outreach and technical staff. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a field related to agriculture; supervisory experience; grants management experience; and 7-10 years of experience in developing outreach education and providing technical assistance in agricultural contexts. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. To learn more or apply, visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com and search for Posting #S3465PO.

 

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a field related to agriculture; supervisory experience; grants management experience; 7-10 years of experience in developing outreach education and providing technical assistance in agricultural contexts. 

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) status highly desirable

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Application Instructions

To learn more or apply, visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com and search for Posting #S3465PO.   

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.