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Extension Specialist – Wildlife Management

Deadline:
Employer:
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Maryland Extension
Job Field:
Wildlife
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Maryland
Location Detail:
Wye Research & Education Center, Queenstown
Job Description:

The Wildlife Management Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for Maryland agricultural and forest landowners, communities and citizens. Specifically, this position will provide leadership and delivery of educational programming related to wildlife management, wildlife damage and control methods of both game and non-game species in the rural and urban environments of Maryland. The Specialist will facilitate partnerships with university colleagues, local, state and federal agencies, elected officials, landowners and environmental groups in developing wildlife management practices, control methods, and damage assessment tools.

The Specialist is expected to be part of the AGNR and UME faculty team as well as provide leadership for Wildlife related programs within the Environmental and Natural Resource Focus Area, one of four UME strategic programming initiatives. It is the responsibility of the Specialist to work intentionally and collaboratively to increase the visibility and reach of Extension programs through education designed to meet the needs of diverse audiences. The Specialist will interpret and disseminate the latest research findings using a variety of delivery and communication strategies appropriate for the intended target audience, including but not limited to workshops, classes, demonstration projects, webcasts, social media, publications, mass media and community coalitions. The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.

The Specialist will report to the Assistant Director and Program Leader of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program.

Qualifications:

Required-
• Master’s degree in Wildlife Science to include management, conservation, or biology or closely
related field.
• Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with a diverse clientele.
• Evidence of excellent teaching & communication skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft office suite.
• Knowledge of federal farm bill conservation programs.
• Knowledge of wildlife management/conservation related issues and opportunities in working
agricultural and forested ecosystems.
• Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management.
• Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel statewide.
• Flexible work schedule for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities
as determined by clientele availability and needs.
• The position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon
successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Preferred-
• PhD degree in Wildlife Science to include management, conservation, or biology or closely
related field.
• Experience in Extension, outreach or service related to wildlife management or conservation.
• Demonstrated ability in garnering grants and private funding to enhance research and outreach
programming.
• Evidence of scholarship in research, extension and/or outreach.
• Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with diverse audiences and all
socioeconomic levels.

Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with experience: Master’s Base: $54,500; Ph.D. Base: $65,090. The
University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
How to Apply:

All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu A complete application packet includes a cover letter, resume or CV, copies of transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.