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Assistant University Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety; Position #1281 - salary commensurate with education and experience, and availability of funds. Screening will begin January 12, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Carbon County is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming and is the third largest county in Wyoming. The position will be based in Rawlins, Wyoming. With an area of 7,896 square miles, the county population is 15,638. Rawlins, the county seat, has a population of 8,538. Carbon County's southern boundary is the Wyoming/Colorado border. The county is a study of contrasts – from snow-capped mountains and high plateaus in the south and north, to vast prairie lands in the east and the Red Desert Basin in the west. Elevations range from 5,000 feet in the Red Desert to 12,006 feet in the Snowy Range. Parts of the Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Carbon County, offer a wide variety of year-around activities including camping, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Nature and Purpose: This position provides research-based information in nutrition and food safety education to adult and youth audiences; and, assists Wyoming citizens in making wise nutrition and health decisions and safe food-handling practices.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties: The individual in this position will serve as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and foster a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in southeastern Wyoming. Primary duties include but are not limited to: 1) providing educational programming in the nutrition and food safety initiative in a five-county area (Carbon, Albany, Platte, Goshen, Laramie Counties) in collaboration with other area NFS educators; 2) plan and implement applied research activities in collaboration with community partners, UW Extension specialists and other faculty members; 3) provide expertise and leadership for portions of the 4-H and youth program; 4) work as a team member with the entire county staff to provide innovative educational opportunities in all Extension program areas; 5) cooperate with other agencies and organizations; 6) use available media to educate the public and to publicize programs and activities; and (7) support general County Extension operations. Note: A valid driver's license and serviceable vehicle is a requirement of the position. Also, work involves overnight travel, evening, and weekend work. Assignment includes travel and work in remote areas of southeastern Wyoming.
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The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.
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