Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Assistant/Associate UEE - Agriculture, Horticulture and Natural Resources

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary commensurate with education, experience, and availability of funds.

Start Date

Dec 01, 2021

Position Description

The Extension Educator’s responsibilities include: (1) developing the agricultural and horticultural proficiency of local citizens through educational programs; (2) providing agricultural expertise to answer questions and solve problems related to agriculture, range management, horticulture and natural resources; (3) developing programming, test demonstrations, applied trials and result demonstrations in related areas; (4) utilizing and/or developing councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (5) jointly sharing responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development. Emphasis on agriculture, public lands management and natural resources; (6) contributing to the 4-H Youth development program in Sublette County.

Required Qualifications

• An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university. One degree must have been awarded in rangeland management, animal sciences, agricultural economics, plant sciences, natural resources, or cognate field related to the management of agriculture and natural resources. • Valid driver’s license. • Demonstrated expertise in agricultural production or the management of natural resources. • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement community-based educational programs in agriculture and natural resources. • Demonstrated knowledge of the natural resources and agricultural enterprises in this area of Wyoming.

Preferred Qualifications

•Prior Extension experience. •Demonstrated ability to develop impactful educational outputs in subjects such as: forestry, forages, rangeland beef/sheep production, weed management, horticulture, and grazing management. •Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience. •Training and/or experience teaching youth and adult audiences. •Experience in audience needs identification and program results evaluation. •Experience in working with diverse audiences. •Experience in developing partnerships with other organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders. •Demonstrated knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system. •Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities. •Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision. •Demonstrated teamwork. •Experience in planning and implementing applied research activities.

Travel Requirements

•A commitment to travel and work in remote areas and rural counties in Wyoming.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Ann Roberson

Contact Email

mrober38@uwyo.edu

Contact Phone

3077663566

Application Instructions

•Completed application (To include detailed letter of intent as described below, resume, UW application http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/jobs/index.html, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference. We recognize that reference letters may not be received by the deadline and are out of the applicant’s control, but will be forthcoming. •A detailed letter of intent which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program on ANR to serve the communities in Sublette County, Wyoming. •Current resume or curriculum vitae. •Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring. •Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications. Contact for application information: Ann Roberson, Business Manager University of Wyoming Extension 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354 Laramie, WY 82071 Phone: (307)766-3566 Fax: (307)766-3998 E-mail: mrober38@uwyo.edu For specific position information, contact: Bridger Feuz, Associate Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)799-8740 Fax: (307)766-3998 Email: bmfeuz@uwyo.edu

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University’s policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. The University of Wyoming 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, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.