Agent Associate (Watershed Restoration)

University of Maryland

Leonardtown, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Frederick, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Position Number:125378
Title:Agent Associate
Functional Title:Agent Associate (Watershed Restoration)
Category Status:15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category:Faculty
University Authorized FTE:1
Unit:AGNR-UME-St Mary’s
Campus/College Information:Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Background ChecksOffers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Vaccine ProtocolThe University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:This position will work in both the St. Mary’s Extension Office in Leonardtown, MD and the Calvert Extension Office in Prince Frederick, MD.The University of Maryland Extension seeks a Watershed Restoration Educator to carry out an educational outreach program in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties educating on watershed sciences and storm water management. The Educator will perform a variety of duties and deliver educational activities including field days, fairs, meetings, field tours, workshops and seminars to a variety of stakeholders. Major responsibilities are listed below with an emphasis on providing support and assistance in implementing practices to help Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties meet their MS4 permit requirements and Chesapeake Bay TMDL WIP goals. This Educator may function in a “lead” role with regard to ongoing work, special projects and/or team-oriented assignments, along with carrying out their education and outreach programming. General supervision will be provided by the Assistant Director/Program Leader for UME’s Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Area Extension Director for Southern Maryland.
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in related field of studyFive years of progressively responsible related work experience in teaching or providing educating on gardening, environmental science, biology or related fields, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities;Experience with volunteers in a coordinating, oversight or managerial role;Working knowledge in watershed and storm water management and other general environmental practices;Skill to establish and maintain successful working relationships. Use judgment and initiative in selecting priorities developing effective work methods/tools and determining proper course of action to produce a desired outcome/result;Ability to work independently with limited guidance and instruction;Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Database and Gmail, etc.;Personal transportation and valid driver’s license;Flexible working hours and must be available for evening and weekend programs and meetings;Skilled in verbal and written communication, time management, diplomacy.Ability to tactfully respond in a timely manner to inquiries and concerns of the public.Ability to work within and meet deadlines.Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect capacity through Extension program model.This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.
Preferences:MS in related fieldExperience with educational program planning and implementationExperience working in marketing or public relations
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:Responsibilities:Provide support in two of the six required elements of each County’s MS4 permit: Public Education and Outreach and Public Participation/Involvement;Create and manage a network of volunteers that are versed on local regulations and goals as they pertain to water quality for increasing visibility of each County’s work;Develop and conduct storm water BMP-specific workshops and participate in annual public demonstration and engagement events;Track and report on small-scale storm water BMPs for potential future inclusion into State and Federal TMDL/WIP reporting;Assist the County and local NGOs in acquisition of outside funding to support the implementation of small-scale storm water projects;Work one-on-one with the County, property owners, and HOA’s to solve storm water issues;Support all UME-Calvert and UME-St. Mary’s programs in responding to requests for information, including contributing to newsletters and reports, media contacts, information dissemination, UME marketing and distribution of written materials as needed;Participate as a team member or lead efforts with other faculty and staff to conduct educational programs that meet the needs of the citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties;Present topics and lead discussion at meetings, workshops and other program activities as needed;Participate in professional development opportunities to keep abreast of current research, educational methods, administrative procedures, etc.Salary & Benefits:Salary will be commensurate with experience: with a base salary of $41,435 for a B.S. and $43,320 for a M.S. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.Applications:All candidates must apply online at http://ejobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current (signed) curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered the position), and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Posting Date:01/30/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date03/01/2023
Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.Physical Demands: A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.Environmental conditions vary; primarily in office, but also exposed to gardens, farms and other outdoor conditions.Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations. Environmental conditions vary; primarily in office, but also exposed to gardens, farms and other outdoor conditions.
Diversity Statement:The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)

Optional Documents

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  1. Do you understand that this position is located off-campus in St. Mary’s County (Leonardtown, MD) and Calvert County (Prince Frederick, MD)?
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DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development