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[Met-jobs] Assistant State Climatologist Position at the South Dakota State Climate Office (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:48:18 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...


We have a grant-funded position for an ass’t SC at the South Dakota
State Climate Office.  This should be available for 5 years.  See the
text below.

Applications are only accepted electronically at:

<https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu>

We are looking for a strong pool to continue with expansion of
activities in our office.

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and State
Climate Office at South Dakota State University, Brookings SD invites
applications to fill a 12-month 100%, non-faculty exempt position as a
Research Associate II Assistant State Climatologist. This position will
help develop research and extension activities in the state climate
office working with the climate field specialist to develop climate
tools and train people on use of tools. This position is
Research-Extension-Education (extramural funds)

Responsibilities
The candidate will serve as assistant state climatologist for South
Dakota. They will primarily work on climate activities in the state
climate office working with several USDA grants doing a combination of
research, education and extension work. They will lead various research
efforts in the climate office on climate-agriculture and climate-water
interaction. They will coordinate with faculty and staff in South Dakota
and other states developing and coordinating educational activities with
teachers, graduate students and others for in-class and teacher
education activities. They will work to develop new extension materials
and work with the climate field specialist on developing and training
people on climate tools for agriculture. The candidate will also create
climate reports and collaborate with other staff on climate-related
research. This person will also support other climate office activities
including answering media and other questions and helping oversee
climatic databases. They will also be a state co-coordinator for the
volunteer precipitation monitoring effort (CoCoRaHS). This person should
also be willing to help write grants to support part of their salary.
This is a term position, subject to the availability of extramural grant
funds.

Minimum qualifications
MS degree in climatology, meteorology, Agricultural and Biosystems
Engineering or a closely related field is required by date of
appointment. Demonstrated experience with providing climate services,
research activities, project outreach activities, including interfacing
with state agencies, and the public. Experience in teaching or
development of educational materials. Demonstrated collaboration and
effective teamwork, interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral
communications skills. 1 year of experience working with climate services.

Preferred qualifications
Experience with or knowledge of common Midwestern agricultural practices.
Documented grant-writing ability. Experience with publications.

For questions on the position, contact Dennis Todey at 605-688-5141.


Dr. Dennis Todey

State Climatologist/Associate Professor

Ag & Biosystems Engineering-SDSU

(605) 688-5678

dennis.todey@sdstate.edu

http://climate.sdstate.edu




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