Posting InformationPosting Number PG191653EP
Internal Recruitment No Working Title Extension Specialist Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Education and Experience Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5pm business hours, with occasional flex hours to attend night and/or weekend events Job Location Raleigh NC Department Forestry Extension About the Department
About the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources: The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is part of NC State University's College of Natural Resources and is one of the oldest and largest departments of its kind in the nation. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, our activities include teaching, research, and extension. We are home to over 90 full time faculty and staff, more than 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to our mission and commitment to excellence in education, extension, and research.
The department offers comprehensive undergraduate programs in Environmental Science; Environmental Technology and Management; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest Management; Natural Resources Ecosystem Assessment; and Natural Resources Policy and Administration; graduate non thesis programs in Environmental Assessment; Forestry; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; and Natural Resources; as well as the traditional thesis degrees of MS and PhD in Forestry and in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
We are recognized worldwide for our cutting-edge research of systems and issues that impact landscapes, populations, economics, policies, and cultures at local to global scales. Our research project teams are cross-disciplinary and are often comprised of experts from a variety of fields within FER, the broader College of Natural Resources, other colleges at NC State and representatives from government agencies, the private sector, industry or other universities.
We support NC State's land grant mission by maintaining a robust extension and outreach program. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the people of North Carolina and supporting the economic prosperity of NC communities by enabling North Carolinians to make informed decisions concerning the management, enhancement, and enjoyment of their forest and other natural resources through sound, research-based information and education.
About NC State University Cooperative Extension: As a land-grant university, NC State has a unique and important obligation to serve our state through Extension. It's what sets us apart from other universities. Working alongside the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), NC A&T State University, local governments, and industry and community partners, we help create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity across North Carolina. NC State Extension extends research-based knowledge to all North Carolinians, helping them transform science into everyday solutions that improve their lives and grow our state. We envision to be the model of excellence in non-formal, research-based education that advances agriculture, the environment, human health and well- being, youth and communities, while creating prosperity for all North Carolinians.
Essential Job Duties
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University is seeking an effective and dynamic educator to fill the Extension Specialist in Forest Management position. This is a full time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month professional staff position within the department's 10-person Extension Forestry team of 4 faculty and 6 professional staff. The Department's Extension team works collectively with faculty and staff in tourism and wood products to form the overall Extension program in the College of Natural Resources. The position is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, but requires travel throughout North Carolina. The Forest Management Specialist will provide leadership for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programming and materials with an emphasis on multi-use forest management and silviculture for woodland owners. Topics may include (but are not limited to) forest management, forest stewardship, reforestation, invasive species, wildlife, non timber forest products, and climate adaptation and mitigation. In addition, the Specialist will build collaborative partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including county Extension personnel, landowners, state and federal agencies, non-government organizations, natural resource professionals and others to increase the visibility and reach of Extension Forestry. They will be responsible for developing and delivering educational programming to diverse audiences, including stakeholders from diverse socio-demographic groups and with varied background knowledge of forest management.
The Specialist will work with researchers within the College of Natural Resources, across the university, and other agencies to interpret and disseminate current research findings consistent with the philosophy, policy, and overall educational objectives of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and NC State University. Educational information and program delivery will be in cooperation with the 101 Extension Centers throughout North Carolina, current Extension Forestry team members, statewide partners and stakeholders, and should use a variety of delivery strategies appropriate for the target audience. Strategies could include workshops, short-courses, demonstration projects, webinars, podcasts, publications, fact-sheets, mass media, and social media. The Forest Management Extension Specialist will report to the Associate Dean of Extension, Department Extension Leader in the College of Natural Resources.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Physical Demands of the Position: The physical demands of the position described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the basic essential functions of the Extension Specialist in Forest Management position. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is committed to determining and supporting accommodations as needed to meet the physical demands of this position.
Minimum Education and Experience
A Master's degree(s) or higher in forestry, natural resources or related discipline.
Other Required Qualifications
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Obtain and maintain valid North Carolina driver's license; willingness to drive extended distances statewide
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special InstructionsJob Open Date 07/08/2022
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants
REPOST – This position is being reposted. Previous applicants are still under considerations and DO NOT need to reapply.
Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, contact information for references, and a one-page statement of Extension experience and philosophy (uploaded as other Document 1). Applicants may also submit an optional copy of transcripts.
Position DetailsPosition Number 00109237
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 150402 - Forestry Extension AA/EEO
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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