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Job Announcement: WSU Farm and Food Systems Extension Coordinator

The Washington State University Farm and Food Systems is soliciting applications for the Extension Coordinator Administrative Professional. This 12-month, full-time position provides coordination for multiple Farm and Food Systems programs.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by August 21, 2016. Application materials must include a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and a current resume or curriculum vitae. For more information please see attached job posting advertisement and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/26708.

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

January 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter now available

The January 2015 edition of the Farmland Preservation newsletter is now available.

The January edition includes information about the Office of Farmland Preservation’s Spanish version of the succession planning workbook for farmers and ranchers in Washington, 2015 legislature information, job opportunities, recent reports, farm resources, education opportunities, grants, calendar items and much more.

Directly download the newsletter by clicking the following link:

January 2015 Farmland Preservation Newsletter (PDF)

As always, there is plenty more to browse and dates to note. If you have suggestions for newsletter content, drop a line to us at ofp@scc.wa.gov

Northwest AG Business Center hiring Supervisor and Technicians

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) is in immediate need of additional employees to work on our new state of the art Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU)!   NABC contributes to the business viability of agriculture in the northwest region of Washington by increasing the profitability of farm operations through implementation of value-added agricultural projects. Processing access is critical to the success of small to mid-sized animal farmers.  NABC’s new Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU) is a custom-designed, three-partition processing facility, built on a 26 foot truck frame, created to serve these producers.  Please see job description links below.  Note:  pay rate may be increased in short order based on performance.

MPPU Processing Supervisor position description

MPPU Processing Technician position description

 

 

 

 

2 full-time positions available at WSU Extension Pierce County

WSU Pierce County Extension has two postings for full time jobs in the SNAP-Education program. Closing date for both positions is August 24, 2014.

  • Youth and Family – Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 – Full time, 12 month, project position

Under general supervision, the incumbent will provide delivery of nutrition education throughout Pierce County, primarily to schools and community settings and provide specialized duties, such as whole school program, and/or adult community education. Duties include adult and/or youth education, on-site program management and program evaluation at each location. View full position description here. Read more

Oxbow Farm hiring Executive Director

The Oxbow Center operates on a portion of a 230 acre family owned property in the Snoqualmie Valley, 45 minutes east of Seattle. It was established with the mission to educate individuals and the community on the importance of environmental stewardship and healthy food, to reconnect us to the land and our local sustainable food supply, and to inspire us to take action in our daily lives and in our communities. Read more

WSU hiring Extension County Director- Grays Harbor/Pacific Counties

Washington State University (WSU) is hiring for the position of Extension County Director in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties with the rank of Assistant Professor.

To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/

WSU seeks a strong leader in agriculture and natural resources to serve asthe Director of Grays Harbor and Pacific County Extension. The position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Read more

Trout Unlimited-Washington Water Project seeks E. WA Construction Contract Mgr.

TU seeks a full-time Construction Contract Manager to work with irrigators and contractors on projects that enhance instream flow and improve habitat for salmonids in Methow River.  The position requires a person who is detail oriented and should be self-motivated.  Skills relating to construction observation, contract management, hydrology, working agriculture, and project management are preferred in this position. The Construction Contract Manager will support TU’s presence as a leader in working on project oriented streamflow restoration and habitat conservation. This position requires frequent travel and will be based out of Twisp, Washington.

Full description and details available by going to: http://www.tu.org/about-tu/jobs-internships/eastern-washington-construction-contract-manager

 

Job Announcement: Mason County WSU Extension Director

This faculty position will serve as a catalyst for capacity building within Mason County – linking WSU and county government resources to evolving community economic development, natural resources, and food systems opportunities. As County Director, this position is responsible for fostering a strong and collaborative relationship with county government to ensure the continuing partnership with Mason County in offering WSU Extension programs. County Director administrative duties include: supervision of support-staff personnel; preparing and managing the budget of the Mason County Extension Office; upholding the covenants within the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Mason County and WSU; and ensuring office compliance with all policies and procedures of WSU and Mason County Government.

The position announcement can also be accessed at the following link:  https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/11885

Job Opportunity: King County, Agriculture Program, PPM III Agriculture Policy, Seattle, WA

The King County Agriculture Program has an opening for a PPM III Agriculture Policy position. The full job description can be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=899341

The King County Agriculture Program conserves agriculture land, promotes ecologically sound farm practices, and encourages continuing economic vitality of agriculture in the County.

This position is the staff liaison for the King County Agriculture Commission, which advises the County Executive and Council on agriculture issues. The position also has primary responsibility for work on policy and regulations to support agriculture, in cooperation with other programs in the division, the county permitting department and other agencies.  The position will integrate efforts of the Agriculture Commission with the food economy initiative and other county initiatives.  The position will also be responsible for tracking program progress on plans and recommendations related to agriculture. The position will work as part of the team to manage data on the land base and agricultural production in the county and work toward a more robust and sustainable agricultural sector.  The position must have the technical, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills to accomplish change and implement recommendations.