TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, AGRICULTURE
A highly motivated, outgoing person having training and experience
in crop protection and field-crop production is sought. This is a
full-time, regular position with the Appropriate Technology
Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) program in Fayetteville,
Arkansas. ATTRA is a national, sustainable agriculture
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- provide farmers and other land managers with research-based and
experiential information on environmentally sound pest management
options for a variety of agronomic and horticultural crops;
- contribute to ATTRA Resource Center by identifying appropriate
literature on sustainable crop protection including biological,
cultural and least-toxic chemical control options for agronomic
and horticultural pests;
- assist other ATTRA Specialists in preparation of technical
Requirements: Applicant should have, as a minimum, a Master of
Science degree in crop protection, integrated pest management
(IPM), entomology, agronomy or related discipline, or a
combination of education and experience to demonstrate
equivalency. Experience in commercial field-crop production and
pest management consulting is preferred. A demonstrated interest
in environmentally sound practices and familiarity with concepts
of sustainability and appropriate technology are preferred.
Applicant must communicate clearly by telephone, in writing, and
Compensation: The starting salary for the position is $26,374.
Comprehensive fringe benefits include health and disability
insurance, paid vacation, and pension plan.
Working Environment: Creative teamwork office environment.
Normal working hours with some travel required. There is a 90-day
probationary period for all regular positions.
Mental and physical demands: Must be able to use a computer
keyboard and screen, and work effectively with stress related to
deadlines and multiple priorities.
About ATTRA and NCAT: ATTRA, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, provides information on sustainable agricultural systems
designed to reduce environmental damage, agricultural production
costs, and dependence on nonrenewable resources. The ATTRA project
is administered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT),
which promotes technologies that help individuals and communities
solve problems with energy, food, environment, housing, health, or
Application Information: To request application materials, please
call Marlene Breese, Administrative Assistant, at 501-442-9824.
Applicants must submit a one-page cover letter describing their
qualifications, a resume, and a completed and signed NCAT
application form. (Note: Although we may request writing samples
from top applicants, please do NOT send writing samples with your
application.) Application materials must be received at the
following address by no later than 5:00 pm CDT on October 1, 1993:
ATTRA Program Manager
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702 USA