Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $44,803.20 annually
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The University of Idaho is seeking a Snr. Instructor for a UI Extension Forestry position. This position will work closely and cooperatively with the Extension Forestry Specialist and have statewide responsibilities for researching, developing, and disseminating information about a wide variety of current natural resource topics and issues. Responsibilities include: co-administering the Renewable Resource Extension Act (RREA) grant in Idaho by serving as the Co-Primary Investigator and coordinating activities between RREA and the UI Extension Natural Resources Priority Extension Theme to achieve set goals for each group; composing, submitting, and administering grants as Primary or Co-Primary Investigator; managing the UI Extension Forestry Tree Clinic; participating in statewide, regional, and national interagency groups as state representative; researching, composing, developing, and delivering information about the ecology and management of Idahos forests and related natural resource systems; and designing, composing, and maintaining the UI Extension Forestry website and other social media. Additionally, developing and maintaining strong relations with stakeholders such as UI Extension Educators and Specialists, Idaho Associated Logging Contractors, Idaho Department of Lands, USDA Forest Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, family forest landowners, Private Forest Industry, Educators and youth, among others.
M.S. degree in Forestry or closely related natural resource field by date of hire.
Experience with extension program planning, and development using the logic model process.
Experience developing and updating databases of family forest owners using Microsoft Excel.
Experience providing scientific research support.
Experience with interpersonal and communication skills including public speaking.
Experience and knowledge of Inland Northwest forestry and logging operations.
Experience with computers including MS Office programs and statistical analysis, technical writing, oral presentations, web design and social media.
Experience with leadership
Experience to working with youth
Demonstrated ability to work with extension educators and specialists, and 4-H/youth.
Ability to produce and edit written materials for extension publications.
Ability to plan, develop, and present educational materials and programs to a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to provide diagnosis and control recommendations for forest insect and disease problems.
A desire and ability to obtain Idaho State Department of Agriculture Consultants License.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Willingness to travel and work odd hours including weekends. Statewide and overnight travel required at times; ability to conduct forest site visits and move over steep, rough, forested terrain.
Due to the requirement to travel, must have a valid drivers license and be able to successfully pass a drivers record check.
Willingness to travel and work odd hours including weekends. Statewide and overnight travel required at times; ability to conduct forest site visits and move over steep, rough, forested terrain.Due to the requirement to travel, must have a valid drivers license and be able to successfully pass a drivers record check.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Posting Number: F001132P
Posting Date: 05/08/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applications received by June 9, 2023, will receive first consideration.
Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.
For questions, please contact:Randy BrooksForest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences208firstname.lastname@example.org
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.