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Position Announcement: Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, University of CA - UC Davis, Modoc County

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production including nutrition, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website http://ucanr.edu/jobs. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by October 24, 2014 to anracademicsearch@ucop.edu.  Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts and a cover letter.  Please refer to AP#13-27.

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Position Announcement: Three Tenure-Track Positions, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for a cluster hire of 3 tenure-track positions in the arena for forage systems, pastures and rangelands, and range beef cattle nutrition to establish an interdisciplinary, integrated team focused on improving and sustaining the forage-livestock systems central to Oklahoma and Southern Great Plains agriculture.  These three positions will be 11 month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. http://hr.dasnr.okstate.edu/vacant-positions/administrative-faculty-vacancies - APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2014, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Position Announcement:Program Coordinator, V Bar V Ranch Experiment Station, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Salary Range $29,443-$35,552 annually - Available ~ Oct 2014 - Apply only at  https://www.uacareertrack.com, click “Search Postings”, then paste 55406 in “Job Number” - The successful candidate will work closely with the Rangeland Management Specialist at the V Bar V Ranch Experiment Station to develop and deliver extension programming.  This person will assume responsibility for Range Rocks!, an outdoor-oriented youth education program primarily focused on rangeland ecology and management. Subject matter may include grazing animal nutrition, ecological monitoring, or application of technology in agriculture and natural resources.  Educational activities coordinated by the incumbent will take place in both indoor and outdoor “classrooms”. Students in this extension program learn hands-on “real life” skills; in the field as much as possible.

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Position Announcement: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, Oklahoma, Ag Research Associate

The Agricultural Division of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, Oklahoma, is seeking an Ag Research Associate to support research in the area of range ecology research focused on evaluation of new vegetation measurement technologies. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties in the field and office which may include but are not limited to the collection of soil and vegetation samples, making measurements of vegetation characteristics, refurbishing and deploying Global Positioning System (GPS) collars, and assisting with ground support to collect very large-scale aerial (VLSA) imagery. The incumbent will record and organize data using spreadsheets, Geographic Information System (GIS), GPS, image analysis software, and digital data loggers, and performs basic statistical analyses of these data. The incumbent will use GIS to geo-reference VLSA imagery. The incumbent documents methods used in collecting, preparing and analyzing experimental data. This temporary position is funded through a grant from the USDA. The funding for this position is to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before February 14, 2018.

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Position Announcement: Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Director for the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC). HREC serves as a national and international center for research, extension and education related to the management and function of woodland and grassland ecosystems. The Director provides leadership in research and extension program development and fosters cooperative delivery across the ANR academic network.   The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing an applied research and educational outreach program.

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Position Announcement: Department Head, Animal & Range Sciences. New Mexico State University

Department Head. Animal & Range Sciences. New Mexico State University. Tenure track 12 month, full time. Ph.D. in animal science, range science or related field and qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. Applicants must have a national/international record of scholarly achievement in research and/or instruction and have excellent written and oral communication skills; must provide demonstrable evidence of effective administrative experience and collaborative leadership abilities. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to: personnel management, program evaluation, maintaining and expanding departmental facilities, faculty, staff, and administering departmental programs. Application must be submitted online by: 11/1/2014. Screening of applications will begin 11/3/14. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: http://hr.nmsu.edu/jobs/. Posting #1400132F

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Position Announcement: Extension Livestock Specialist, New Mexico State University

Extension Livestock Specialist. Extension Animal & Natural Resources, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Tenure track, 12 month full time. 100% extension appointment.  Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field. Emphasis in beef cattle nutrition and management preferred.  Must have degree in have by hire date. Share responsibilities for statewide Extension educational programs. Serve as resource person and make interpretations and recommendations in livestock production and financial management; serve as liaison with the livestock industry, statewide organizations and other agriculture groups related to livestock production. Participate in ranch livestock production demonstrations and/or demonstrational research projects as appropriate including but not limited to range nutrition, poisonous plants, herd health, and range management. Travel is required, valid driver’s license is required. Online application must be submitted by 9/05/2014. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: http://hr.nmsu.edu/jobs/. CES tab- posting # 1400075F

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor Position. It is expected that this appointment, with focus on Forage/Livestock, Teaching, and Research, will find support for and mentor graduate students as part of both research and teaching components.

Salary for an additional two months will be provided in at least the first two years of employment as part of the start-up package. Subsequently, the faculty member will be expected to obtain funds for summer salary through grants, contracts, fees or other sources.

This position will focus on grazing-based, sustainable ruminant production systems. It is intended to address important needs of society (such as food security, health, food quality and safety, environmental health) and stakeholder-oriented research that meets the needs of farmers, and ranchers in Oregon.

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Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with lTenure Track Position- Forest and Range Soils:  Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Beginning date is 01-05-2015 but no later than 09-14-2015. This position is a full-time teaching appointment with expectations for professional development through research or project work. Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Position Announcement: Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Serving Modoc County

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production including nutrition, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor / Range Scientist, School of Natural Resource Sciences, North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor / Range Scientist, School of Natural Resource Sciences. Job responsibilities for the Range Scientist include developing a regionally and nationally recognized research program in rangeland ecology, restoration ecology, ecosystem management and habitat management; and collaboratively acquire extramural funding to support the research program; and teach one undergraduate course in sampling techniques and develop one graduate level research design course in range/natural resource management. For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4731. Screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established. NDSU is an AA/EEO employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Position Announcement: Range and Forage Management Specialist, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Range and Forage Management Specialist, a 50% research, 50% extension,  twelve-month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and located at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC) in Scottsbluff, NE.  Tenure home for this position is the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with administrative assignment to the PHREC.   Focus of extension and research programs will be on grazing management, rangeland health, ecosystem services and alternative uses of native rangeland, pastureland, and forage crops in western Nebraska.

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Position Announcement: Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Benito, Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties, CA

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production and marketing, food safety, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

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Position Announcement: Montana State University Extension Sheep Specialist

Extension Sheep Specialist (Assistant or Associate Professor of Sheep and Wool Production), Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA. Tenure track, 12-month full time, can be hired at assistant professor or associate professor level depending upon professional qualifications. Position is 77% Extension teaching, 13% research, and 10% service. Earned PhD in Animal Science or closely related field required at hire date. Incumbent will provide educational leadership to individuals and organizations related to sheep and wool production and management, including county/reservation Extension faculty; livestock producers; youth; state livestock and commodity organizations; and related industries or organizations. Incumbent also will provide leadership and supervise activities at the Montana Wool Lab, one of only two active university wool laboratories in the US. Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established.

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Position Announcement: PhD Graduate Assistantship Announcement, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, and USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range

A Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) to study impacts of Criollo cattle grazing patterns on Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems is currently available. We are seeking to attract a highly motivated individual interested in studying habitat selection and movement ecology of livestock. Applicants must have earned a Master of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology, Animal Science (livestock behavior), Wildlife Science, Ecology, or a related discipline with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Outstanding writing skills and knowledge of GPS/GIS are required. Spatial data analysis skills and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals are highly desirable. Preferred starting date is Aug. 1, 2014 but is negotiable.

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Position Announcement: Grassland Management Graduate Certificate

Want to further your education regarding grasslands of the Great Plains?  Earn a graduate certificate from Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, or South Dakota State University.  All courses are offered online.  Courses offered during the fall semester 2013 include Grassland Fire Ecology and Ecology of Invasive Species. Learn more about this graduate certificate at: www.agidea.org/programs/grass.

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Invasive Program Supervisor, Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, CA

Anne Kelly, 310-510-1299,
akelly@catalinaconservancy.org

11/1/2014
Senior Plant Ecologist, Dept of Conservation, Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, CA Anne Kelly, 310-510-1299,
akelly@catalinaconservancy.org
11/1/2014
Spatial Analyst, The Nature Conservancy, Tucson, AZ

Marcos Robles, 520-622-3861, mrobles@tnc.org , aamoros@tnc.org

10/14/2014
Natural Resource Scientist 3, State of WA Dept of Ecology, Richland, WA John Price, (509) 372-7921, John.Price@ecy.wa.gov 9/23/14
Rangeland Management Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Ely, NV Patricia A. Bute, 775-289-1905, pbute@blm.gov 9/18/14
District Ranger, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City and Ruby Mountains and Jarbidge District Ranger, Elko, NV Wendy Fuell, 775-778-6109, kwfuell@fs.fed.us 09/17/14
PhD Assistantship - grazing and wildlife, Center for Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Patrick Keyser, 865-974-0644, pkeyser@utk.edu 10/06/14
Area Dairy Advisor, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Fresno, CA Julie Woodworth, 530-750-1282, jwoodworth@ucanr.edu 9/14/14
Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc., Belgrade, MT Jack Alexander, 406-388-9378, jack@countgrass.com Open Until Filled
Post Doctoral - Oregon State University, Corvallis nskoghan@yahoo.com 2015

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