Job Opportunity: School IPM Implementation Specialist
Join the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program for a 6-month appointment developing and improving education and outreach resources that support IPM implementation in schools. Additional appointment term(s) are possible, depending on the availability of funding and successful job performance. Projects may include but are not limited to: on-site assessment of the pest management programs (both structural and grounds) at NYS schools (K-12), assisting schools in improving their pest management programs, working with the IPM Program’s web master to develop on-line school IPM assessment tools, developing school IPM demonstrations and workshops, and working with faculty and extension field staff to update selected school IPM resources.
KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, the philosophy, principles, and theory of integrated pest management.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
- Demonstrated proficiency in effective use of a variety of electronic technologies including word processing, data management, on-line communications, social networking, and other software and hardware as required.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and targeted audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written, and visual channels.
- Ability and willingness to interact respectfully with diverse audiences.
- Initiative, scientific creativity, ability to problem-solve, and reliability.
Required: Masters or Ph.D. Degree from an accredited institution with a major in Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, Horticulture, Ecology, or a closely associated field.
Desired: Course work in entomology, horticulture, economics, adult education, and communication. Knowledge of NYS Schools.
Desired: Familiarity with the implementation of structural pest management and/or turf/landscape management.
July 15, or when a suitable candidate is identified.
Position will be based in the Albany region. Travel will be required.
Contact Lynn Braband, Community IPM Area Specialist, NYS IPM Program, email@example.com, 585-461-1000x241
Email curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references to Janet Garlick, NYSIPM Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Announced June 2012