Livestock Waste Management Specialist
NDSU Extension Service
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by August 23, 2002 for full consideration, or until a suitable candidate is found.
POSITION LOCATION: Headquarters for this position is the Dickinson Research Extension Center, Dickinson, North Dakota. This position will have state wide programming responsibilities, with primary efforts in the western half of North Dakota.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This full-time extension position will provide livestock waste management technical assistance and education to producers throughout the state. The livestock waste management specialist is administratively responsible to the Director of the Dickinson Research Extension Center and includes a 25 percent appointment with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University. The position is currently funded through an EPA 319 Water Quality grant administered through the North Dakota Department of Health. The grant is funded until spring of 2007. Continuation of the position is dependent on the success of the program and availability of future funding.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
1. Bachelor's degree in Agricultural/Biological or Civil Engineering, Agricultural Waste or Water Systems Management or closely related discipline.
2. Ability to demonstrate professional and technical competency in livestock waste systems design, practical design and management including actual conception, design and layout of a system.
3. Ability to demonstrate competency in utilizing the guidelines for system design, including the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, NRCS Engineering Field Handbook, NRCS National Engineering Manual, North Dakota Department of Health Standards, plus other manuals and handbooks.
4. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
5. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with varied audiences, individuals and groups, and as a team member.
6. Demonstrated knowledge in computer software, including ArcView and other GPS related software, plus other electronic equipment usage.
7. Valid driver's license.
1. A registered/licensed Professional Engineer
2. Course work and experience with waste and/or water management
3. A MS in Agricultural/Biological or Civil Engineering, Agricultural Waste or Water Systems Management or closely related discipline.
4. Experience with Midwest or Great Plains agriculture.
5. Work experience in an extension, university, agricultural related or engineering related field.
6. Experience or training in pollution control to retain or improve water quality.
For full consideration,
individuals interested in applying should submit the following materials
1. NDSU Extension Service application form (available from the Assistant Director's Office; see contact information below)
2 . Letter discussing how the stated qualifications are met
3. Current resume
4. Academic transcripts (photocopy acceptable)
5. Three current reference statements (specific form and return-addressed envelopes will be provided)
6. List containing the names, complete mailing addresses and telephone numbers of three additional persons familiar with your professional training and/or experience.
NDSU Extension Service extends education to North Dakota residents of
all ages and walks of life through its county offices, research extension
centers and the main campus of North Dakota State University. Extension's
purpose is to create learning partnerships that help adults and youth
enhance their lives and communities. Special emphasis is placed on strengthening
agriculture and developing the potential of youth, adults and communities.
Efforts are funded by county, state and federal government. Information
about the county or department this position is a part of may be found
at this address on the World Wide Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/holbrook/nonclass.stm.
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity institution.