|Position ID:||Cornell-NYSIPM-SEAIPM [#7516]|
|Position Title:||Senior Extension Associate - Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator|
|Position Location:||Geneva, New York 14456, United States [map]|
|Subject Area:||Integrated Pest Management|
|Appl Deadline:||2017/03/31 (posted 2017/01/31, updated 2016/07/19)|
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Senior Extension Associate
Working Title: Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator
Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:
Dr. Jennifer Grant, Director, New York State IPM Program
Summary Statement of Job’s overall purpose
The position of Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate and lead statewide IPM demonstration, implementation, and research activities in Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle), and field and forage crops production within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position addresses the needs associated with:
-multi-county and statewide IPM program planning
-evaluation of pest management practices
-applied IPM research
-on-farm demonstration of IPM
-development of educational IPM programs and materials, and
-promotion of IPM adoption by farmers.
This position requires multidisciplinary knowledge and activity including, but not limited to, the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and agronomy. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. We realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all the aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.
The NYS IPM Program
The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) is a nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM practices. The mission of NYSIPM is to develop sustainable ways to manage disease, insect, weed, and wildlife pests and to help people use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks. NYS IPM has both Agricultural and Community programs, with issues and settings that overlap. NYSIPM’s Agricultural IPM programming includes fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops. Community IPM is the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and wildlife in all settings that are non-production such as lawns, gardens, landscapes, golf courses, parks, and buildings; and also includes invasive species and public health pests. The personnel of NYS IPM operate in a collegial and cooperative environment where teamwork is emphasized and appreciated.
Initial one-year term with probable extension for additional four years contingent upon secured funding and successful performance.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE:
Program Development (35%)
Applied Research (20%)
Conduct applied, integrated research programs designed to fill IPM knowledge gaps, in cooperation with appropriate faculty and extension field staff, and/or independently.
Program Implementation (25%)
Program Evaluation (10%)
Professional Development (5%)
· M.S. required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field.
· Must have a strong background in integrated pest management and applied research and Extension/outreach.
· Minimum of 8 years professional experience in Extension education and/or research in IPM or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in these areas as a graduate student might apply. Must possess agricultural experience with ability to relate to routine farm situations. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. We realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all the aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.
· Prior supervisory experience.
· Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research.
· Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation and having and maintaining a valid driver’s license as well as undergoing a successful driver background check.
· Ph.D. preferred in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field.
· Coursework in crop protection and animal science that compliments the graduate degree focus such as, animal science, entomology, veterinary entomology, weed science, plant pathology, plant physiology, soils, adult education, and communications.
Direct supervision is received from the IPM Director. Advised on the content and direction of the IPM program by the IPM Director. Additional input will be given by the faculty and Extension staff with Livestock and Field Crops responsibilities; IPM practitioners, professionals, and organizations; other NYSIPM staff; and citizens of New York State affected by Livestock and Field Crops IPM practices.
Provide guidance to IPM extension educators on Livestock and Field Crops IPM implementation and the development of educational materials.
Provide supervision, and administrative direction and guidance to the Livestock and Field Crops IPM Extension Educator, and program staff, including permanent, temporary or volunteer staff.
Complexity and Scope
Apply reasoning, analytical thought, creativity, and innovation to Livestock and Field Crops IPM research, implementation and funding on a daily basis. Assess the needs of the Livestock and Field Crops industry as well as citizens of NY and other stakeholders. Lead the statewide efforts in Best Management Practices of Livestock and Field Crops industries to raise awareness of the importance of protecting watersheds. Design and execute innovative research and implementation plans to address the needs of these groups.
Responsible for decisions made to carry out the specific job functions described on page 1 and 2. Decisions that will change the current direction of the Livestock and Field Crops IPM program, or are deemed to have a high impact on IPM’s constituency groups, will be made in consultation with the IPM Director. The employee will be accountable directly to the IPM Director for all decisions s/he makes independently.
Act as a liaison with University faculty working with Livestock and Field Crops pest management. Conduct research independently and in collaboration with faculty. Work closely with faculty and extension educators in assessing needs and developing educational resources and programs. Livestock and Field Crops industry professionals, consultants, industry, local, state, and federal partners will provide input on programs and act as cooperators.
Responsible for reporting on program efforts and must be able to:
• compose reports,
• analyze research data using appropriate software and statistical packages,
• effectively present information for reports and public presentations and, when appropriate, publish in peer-reviewed journals
Able to learn new technology skills that will aid in the composition and presentation of the NYS Livestock and Field Crops IPM program.
Physical effort: Ability to perform light-duty field work and operate, or direct the operation of, field equipment, including pest management devices.
Mental and visual concentration will be required.
Potential hazards: May have to apply pesticides or work in pesticide-treated areas.
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