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Urban Nutrient Mgt. Specialist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
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Job Description

The purpose of this position is to implement Virginia's Urban Nutrient Management (UNM) Program across the state and to meet specific deliverables in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. Duties include program data management, management of DCR’s homeowner program, and providing nutrient management plan (NMP)-writing services or technical assistance. Incumbent will work with the UNM Coordinator to administer certification exams, assist with training schools, and develop/execute NMP implementation verification procedures. Incumbent will also be responsible for collaborating with stakeholders interested in developing or currently managing UNM Programs in a Chesapeake Bay-wide setting as opportunities become available. This individual must have a good working knowledge of urban horticulture and turfgrass maintenance practices, relevant experience, and the ability to work with diverse clientele. This position will be located in Richmond, VA.

Required Qualifications

Must have a Master's degree in Horticulture, Crop and Soil Sciences, or a closely related field or a bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Crop & Soil Sciences or related field and significant (more than five years) applicable experience in the green industry. Must be certified as a nutrient management planner in Virginia or capable of becoming certified within six months of employment.

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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Mike Goatley at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 12, 2021
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