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POSITION: Environmental and Pesticide Education Specialist
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
This is a 12-month general faculty (non-tenure track) position with
100% Cooperative Extension responsibilities. The appointee will be
affiliated with an appropriate academic department including horticulture
and landscape architecture, soil and crop sciences, or entomology, plant
pathology and weed science.
The Colorado State University campus is located in the city of Fort
Collins, the county seat of Larimer County. Fort Collins is a progressive
community of approximately 100,000 situated 65 miles north
of Denver on Interstate 25. Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Fort
Collins has a clear dry atmosphere and generally pleasant temperature
throughout the year.
DEADLINE: Applications (organization application form required) and
transcripts of college course work must be received or postmarked no later
than May 15, 1996.
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide leadership for pesticide education for the
citizens of Colorado, including implementation of the provisions of the
federally-funded Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (PIAP) and Pesticide
Applicator Training (PAT), and leadership on environmental issues. Emphasis
of work is environmental issues, pesticide education and alternative pest
management strategies. This position is not research-oriented.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS: The individual in this position will
work as a member of a team of professionals under the direct supervision of
the respective department head with input provided by the Cooperative
Extension Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Primary
Extension faculty, agricultural producers, diverse clientele groups, and
relevant state and federal agencies.
Duties include, but are not limited to (not in priority order):
monitoring and providing information and education (training) in
collaboration with others on environmental and pesticide issues of
importance to Extension faculty and the citizens of Colorado; maintaining
effective communication with all interested parties; developing timely
educational and informational materials as appropriate; providing
leadership, coordination and implementation for the Colorado PIAP, PAT, IR-4
and Certified Crop Advisor programs;
cooperating and interacting with other agencies such as the Colorado
Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the
Environmental Protection Agency; cooperating and interacting with a broad
spectrum of other groups such
as agricultural, environmental and consumer organizations; assuring
compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies; and providing
leadership and assistance with other activities as assigned.
For example, coordinating the production of Colorado's pest management guides.
SALARY: Commensurate with educational level and prior experience.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Completed masters degree; Ph.D. is preferred. Degree(s) may have been
awarded in a number of
different disciplines but course work and/or professional experience
must be in an agriculturally related
- Relevant areas of course work and/or experience should include many of
the following: agronomy,
entomology, biocontrol of pests, plant pathology, weed science,
integrated pest management,
agricultural chemical transport and application technology, water
quality, environmental education,
- Familiarity with agricultural production practices (including the green
industry), especially as they
relate to the diversity of agricultural enterprises and topographical
differences in Colorado.
- Ability to communicate (oral, written and listening skills) as
demonstrated by formal training,
experience and application materials. Teaching skills are especially
- Skill in working with people as individuals, groups and staff
(teamwork) to accomplish individual
and/or group goals as indicated by experience and references.
- Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal
experiences and previous employment
(must be a self-starter).
- Leadership ability as demonstrated by elected and appointed positions
- Computer literacy -- understands and utilizes the potential multi-use
of electronic communication and
computer applications within the framework of extension program
development, delivery and
- Professional experience, knowledge and familiarity with Cooperative
Extension and the land grant
- Experience and familiarity with mass media (TV, radio, newspapers, etc.).
- Familiarity with different socio-economic and ethnic groups and an
interest in working with people
from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience in grantsmanship.
- Demonstrated innovative program experience in expanding educational
programs beyond traditional
- Appreciation and understanding of consumer concerns as they relate to
agriculture and the
BENEFITS: Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave.
Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance and various
retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all
available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance
provided. Colorado State University provides an allowance for moving new
Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution and complies with all federal and Colorado State laws,
regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements
in all programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student
In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative
action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class
members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension operates in compliance
with the same laws and executive orders as the University as administered by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture relations. As a part of the USDA
regulations, the Cooperative Extension Equal Employment Opportunity
may be contacted at 1 Administration Building, Colorado State University.
Application forms and additional information may be obtained by telephone or
Judith A. Barth
229 Aylesworth Hall, N.W.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-4050
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Frank B. Peairs, Department of Entomology, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1175
970-491-5945 (Fax: 970-491-6990)