Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center
As part of a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grant,
this position produces, coordinates and implements various
departmental training curriculum and may oversee specific
departmental education programs within the Agricultural Experiment
Station and specific to the Fisher Delta Research, Extension, and
Education Center (FD-REEC). This would include but is not limited
to, planning and assessing educational needs as well as evaluating
and updating program materials and manuals on an ongoing
- Gathers preliminary resource inventory data and information on
the physical features or agricultural and other natural resource
sites Under the guidance or a supervisor or Research Scientist, the
coordinator recommends to rand users a range of solutions or
alternatives to develop conservation solutions. Incumbent assists
University and NRCS staff with data collection as requested.
- The coordinator provides technical support to the conservation
planners in resource planning by utilizing applicable NRCS survey
tools and planning software, and assists NRCS Staff with data
collection as requested through the Field Office. This may involve
travel to various research site locations, work in outdoor
conditions, and use of various farm or research equipment.
- Computes and plots engineering notes, prepares field sketches
and drawings, and selects standard designs, modifying or adjusting
them to site conditions within the limits of the incumbent's
engineering practice review and approval limits.
- Provides assistance with the implementation, checkout and
certification of conservation practices, and assists in planning,
designing, and layout. This may involve travel to various research
site locations, work in outdoor conditions, and use of various farm
or research equipment.
- The Technical Assistance Coordinator schedules follow up with
landowners/operators to check the progress of conservation
practices under construction. Reviews and makes simple adjustments
when necessary to practices according to research and/or NRSC
Practice Standards and specifications.
- The Technical Assistance Coordinator works closely with the
Other Research Extension and Education Center (REEC) Coordinators
and Outreach personnel to communicate implementation of practices
and ensure training for internal and external stakeholders of the
University and NRCS.
- Assists the field office supervisor and the local Soil and
Water Conservation Districts with local, state and national
conservation program delivery and objectives as requested. Assists
other stakeholders with completed practices to determine if
specifications meet final certification.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Some evenings and weekends
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Background in Agriculture is preferred. Experience with NRCS
conservation practices desired but not required.
Anticipated Hiring Range
Salary Range: $17.96-$25.57
University Title: Educational Program Coordinator II
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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