Position Vacancy

Amy B iamab at wam.umd.edu
Sun Nov 12 22:45:35 EST 1995


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POSITION:               Pesticide Education Program (PEP) Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION:        Under the guidance of the Pesticide Education Program 
Coordinator, the PEP Assistant will: 1.) review, update, and develop 
educational  materials for pesticide applicators, field workers, and agency 
personnel; and 2.) assist on various projects related to pesticide safety, 
education, policy, and impact assessment.  The PEP Assistant may also take a 
leadership role on some projects, depending on abilities.  This position 
presents an excellent opportunity to learn about environmenta
l policy issues and to work closely with county, state, and federal agents and 
representatives as well as with pesticide user groups and environmental 
organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS:         Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (Master's 
preferred) in an appropriate field (biological, environmental, or agricultural 
sciences desirable; other majors may be considered if the applicant can show a 
benefit to the Pesticide Education Program).  The individual should have a 
strong interest in environmental and/or agricultural affairs.  Applicants must 
have demonstrated communications skills, ability to work with people, and 
knowledge of word processing (WordPerfect prefer
able).  Computer skills are very desirable.  Knowledge of pesticide laws and 
regulations is helpful but not required.   Prior work experience in 
agriculture or other pesticide user-related fields such as lawn care or 
nursery industry is desirable but not required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:       The position will be based on the College Park campus 
of the University of Maryland, with occasional travel around the state and to 
regional or national meetings.  This is a contract position (faculty research 
assistant) and will require 40 hours per week, with occasional variable hours 
to accommodate training and travel schedules.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:    $22,000 - $30,000 per year, health insurance, annual 
leave, and sick leave.  Initial appointment is for one year; reappointment is 
dependent on work performance.  Start date is January 15, 1996.

APPLICATION PROCESS:    Send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Amy Brown, 
Entomology Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.  For 
questions, contact Dr. Brown's secretary at 301-405-3913 or contact Dr. Brown 
directly by electronic mail at ab35 at umail.umd.edu.


The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer; minorities are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

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