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Drought Outreach Specialist

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

S1827P

Home Org Name

AES Administration (Orgn: 300000)

Division Name

Agriculture Experiment Station

Position Title

Drought Outreach Specialist

Job Class Code

CA06A-B

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

The Auburn University Water Resources Center is seeking an Alabama Drought Outreach Specialist to expand educational resources and develop a collaborative approach for drought monitoring and reporting in Alabama. This position will be in collaboration with the Alabama Office of the State Climatologist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System ( ACES ). This is a one-year limited-term position and is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The mission of the Auburn University Water Resources Center is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among Auburn University faculty and staff on water-related research, outreach, and instruction; conduct innovative research to find practical solutions for current and future water issues and empower private citizens to become active stewards of water resources.

To learn more about the AU Water Resources Center, visit: https://aaes.auburn.edu/wrc/ .

About Auburn : At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community with a low cost of living, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with easy access to major cities and vacation spots, and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama.

Why employees choose Auburn : Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn .

Our Commitment : Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Formal AU title: Outreach Programs Administrator levels I or II

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan, coordinate, deliver and manage drought impact Extension training and communications materials.
  • Develop a statewide Extension drought impact reporting platform.
  • Coordinate directly with the Alabama Office of the State Climatologist to provide drought impact data.
  • Maintain budget and financial records related to the drought program.
  • Assist with grant writing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Climatology, Soils, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or field closely related to drought planning.

Years of Experience

No experience required for level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Climatology, Soils, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a field closely related to drought planning.

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Climatology, Soils, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or field closely related to drought planning, plus 2 years of experience in the design, implementation, delivery, and management of educational programs/services related to water resources, climate science, or related.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence, and ability to work independently. Must be able to work outside in unfavorable conditions and periodically travel (sometimes overnight) to conduct training and visit partner meetings; Knowledge of drought planning and impacts (esp. agricultural impacts).

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment is required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in the areas listed above or equivalent work experience (2-3 years). Experience with conducting outreach and/or professional training, especially drought-related content. Experience with webpage design and Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$31,300 - $58,400

Job Category

Education/Instructional

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

07/11/2022

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/30805
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (www.auemployment.com)
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Climatology, Soils, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a field closely related to drought planning from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No


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