Potato Integrated Pest Management Coordinator

University of Idaho
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$47,028
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Internal Posting?

Posting Number SP003925P Position Title Potato Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Division/College College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Nematology Location Idaho Falls Posting Context Statement


Position Overview

Working with extension specialists and other extension faculty, the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator will organize outreach activities, such as field days and IPM workshops, for statewide Extension programs related to potato and seed potato production. In collaboration with University of Idaho Extension faculty and other partners, this position will develop an IPM curriculum for potato and seed potato production. These efforts are primarily focused on bridging gaps in arthropod, weed and disease management training that occurred because of the COVID19 pandemic. This position is based at the University of Idaho – Idaho Falls Research & Extension Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Unit URL

https: // www. uidaho.edu/cals/entomology-plant-pathology-and-nematology

Position Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Experience with integrated pest management.
  • Experience with implementing curriculum development principles.
  • Experience with online educational programming.
  • Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets, email and internet research.
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Entomology, Plant Science, Soil Science, or Crop Science.
  • Required Other

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving university-owned vehicles.
  • A current Idaho pesticide license in the appropriate professional categories or Statewide Consultant, or the ability to obtain license within six months of hiring.
  • Position requires some travel.
  • Additional Preferred

  • Master's degree or higher in an agricultural, biological, or applied science field, in subjects of entomology, weed science, or plant pathology preferred.
  • Knowledge of or experience with potato or seed potato production practices.
  • Experience in developing curriculum for adult learners.
  • Experience in organizing extension events and workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with rural and agricultural stakeholders.
  • Willingness and ability to interact professionally and with a positive attitude with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish (written and speaking).
  • Physical Requirements & Working Conditions Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application

    Posting Information

    FLSA Status Overtime Exempt

    Employee Category Exempt Pay Range $47,028.80 or higher depending on experience and education Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


    Full Time/Part Time Full Time Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain Posting Date 05/11/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    First consideration will be given to applications received by May 29, 2023.

    IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

    Applicant Resources https: // www. uidaho.edu/human- resources/careers/applicant-resources Background Check Statement

    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

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