I posted a couple weeks ago about a job opening here at CIAS, a
coordinator for the Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction Project.
Owing to some summer personnel logjams, the application deadline for
that job has been extended to 10 July.
Sorry for the re-posting (below), but I thought some of you might
want to see it again. Please note that CIAS is undergoing a nine-year
external review this week, so it might not be easy to reach us if you
have questions. FYI.
Project Coordinator: Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction Project
The person filling this full-time academic staff position will have
the general responsibility of managing a newly created Pesticide Use
and Risk Reduction Project (PURRP). This three-year project, to begin
on July 1, 1998, is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of
Justice and will be coordinated by the Center for Integrated
Agricultural Systems in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(CALS) at the UW-Madison. The grant proposal underlying this project
was developed by a coalition of Wisconsin farm and commodity
organizations with the specific intent of developing alternatives to
pesticides targeted for withdrawal by the Food Quality Protection Act
(FQPA) being administered by EPA. Developing these alternatives will
involve significant collaboration among faculty and staff from several
CALS Departments and with representatives of Wisconsin farm and
The person filling this position will be responsible for the FQPA
evaluation, coordination of commodity-based teams consisting of farm
and commodity organization members and faculty/staff, and general
project management. The specific responsibilities include the
Conduct a FQPA evaluation of pesticides being targeting by EPA that
would affect various Wisconsin produced commodities.
Commodity-based team coordination:
Develop commodity-based teams of farm and commodity organization
representatives, UW-CALS faculty and staff, and other appropriate
Based on the FQPA evaluation, work with faculty/staff and
representatives from various commodities in identifying and developing
alternatives to FQPA targeted pesticides.
Develop and implement a targeted information program to implement
General project management:
Work with the project steering committee to coordinate and oversee
Work with the project steering committee in decisions relating to
allocation of funds intended to address commodity-specific concerns
with relevant research and related education programs.
Develop semi-annual work budget, plans and updates for the Department
of Justice and the project stakeholder groups.
Develop and implement a project evaluation.
Desired Candidate Background and Experiences:
Candidates should have a Masters degree in the agricultural sciences
and four years work experience in the area of pesticide use and risk
reduction. This person should have strong interpersonal communication
and group process skills, with the ability to apply these to research
proposal development to address issues relating to pesticide use and
risk reduction and to the development of education materials related
to these issues. A working knowledge of the range of pest management
alternative strategies is desirable.
Salary will be commensurate with candidate experience and with the
scale prescribed by the UW-Madison academic staff title.
Applications are due on June 26, 1998. Please include a letter of
application, vita and names/addresses of three references. Sent this
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
146 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Contact Rick (AFTER JUNE 11) by phone @ 608-262-5201 or by email @
Michele Gale-Sinex, communications manager
Center for Integrated Ag Systems
UW-Madison College of Ag and Life Sciences
Voice: (608) 262-8018 FAX: (608) 265-3020
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