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The following job announcement is being submitted on behalf of MSU Extension. If you have questions about the position, please contact the individuals listed at the end of the announcement. Please, do not contact me.
To: everyone_mg@msue.msue.msu.edu
From: ANR Human Resources <anrhr@msue.msu.edu
Subject: Vacancy Announcement #1199 - Extension Agent, Saginaw Bay Watershed
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April 25, 2000
Position #1199
POSITION: Extension Agent, Saginaw Bay Watershed
OFFICE LOCATION: Bay City, Michigan
STATUS: The funding for this position is secure for three years.
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2000
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience.

Apply by using the Web Employment Application process at:


Extension Watershed Agent - Saginaw Bay East Central Region

Funding for this appointment is secure for three years. The successful candidate will work to develop ongoing support based on local needs. The hours are flexible, with night and weekend meetings.

Attainment of at least a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in an area directly related to fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. Background in land use, water quality, natural resources, urban planning, sociology or related field. Working knowledge and experience in land use and water quality issues.

Successful experiences in resource development, fund procurement and managing operating budgets desirable.

Demonstrated effective leadership ability, effective human relations and communication skills - both written and oral. Proven track record of working with community based groups to establish program/project direction. Experience in establishing collaborations and community based initiatives.

Computer skills, including use of word processing, spread sheets, GIS systems, presentation software and the development of multimedia programs.

Documented understanding of and commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity/pluralism. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse audiences of all socioeconomic levels and cultural backgrounds.

This position will be responsible for program enhancing the environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed with emphasis on programming with land owners, agricultural producers, industry and others impacting the Saginaw River and its tributaries.

Saginaw Bay is an area that is receiving greater developmental pressures while at the same time trying to recover from major environmental insults. Water Quality concerns from non-point sources and contaminated sediment continue to affect the beneficial uses of the bay. Wetlands in the bay area are being drained and lost while exotics such as purple loosestrife are reducing biodiversity. The bay's sportfishery is expanding and demands from the public for access are going unmet. Bay City has recognized the value of its waterfront and is trying to reclaim it from its industrial past.

Position functions include:

Works with the Michigan Sea Grant and other Extension team members in utilizing short-term and long-range project planning to develop educational initiatives that reflect local needs and priorities.

Develop, research, demonstrate and test practical solutions (derived from university research) to user problems through cooperative efforts with individuals and organizations involved in water quality, land use, and wetland issues.

Conducts, facilitates and/or supports educational programs in the area of land use, brown field redevelopment, water quality, wetlands, and wise use of the land and natural resource base. Programming should reflect the priorities emerging from a community-based approach. Programming should target the diversity of audiences within the entire Saginaw Bay Watershed.

Builds and maintains a network of contacts with other groups interested in community development and land use / natural resource related issues. Utilization of local resources to supplement Michigan Sea Grant/MSU Extension resources is encouraged. Collaborates with community based organizations to extend and expand programming support.

Works with community residents and leaders in identifying problem areas and opportunities for educational impact. Provides effective leadership in utilizing the skills and abilities of community volunteers and stakeholders.

Works with Michigan Sea Grant and MSUE administrative team members to assure compliance with equal opportunity, affirmative action and other civil rights requirements. Shares responsibility for meeting MSU Extension commitments to diversity/pluralism.

Develops proposals that enhance the Michigan Sea Grant mission and programs. Engages project partners in designing resource development strategies to support procurement of private and public funds to support programmatic efforts.

Participates in professional development activities to maintain effectiveness in land use, water quality, community development and leadership to maintain a disciplinary competence in the educational role.

Carries other duties as assigned.

Reports to the Regional Extension Director. Participates as a member of the Bay County Extension team.

Gary Glazier or Elva Hernandez
ANR Human Resources
Michigan State University
Phone: (517) 353-8696
Toll-Free: (888) 337-9465
Fax: (517) 432-4986
E-mail: anrhr@msue.msu.edu

Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.

Cindy Brewbaker
Administrative Support
Institute of Water Research
Michigan State University
1405 S. Harrison Rd.
Suite 115 Manly Miles Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243
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