The Community Resource Efficiency Extension Agent is a 12-month, permanent status accruing position with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS ) Extension at Marion County. This position has a 100% Extension assignment. The successful candidate will 1) develop and implement programs that address citizen needs in resource efficiency in Marion County including but not limited to water conservation, protection of water resources, green building practices, and alternative energy options; 2) develop partnerships with private and public enterprises involved in sustainability work (e.g., energy, water, planning, etc.) that will further efforts to create healthy, resource-efficient communities; and 3) continue training volunteers in conjunction with Florida LAKEWATCH . The incumbent will develop creative works for education of the general public, contractors and policy makers; present educational workshops in subject matter areas; market the educational program; and acquire grants. The candidate will maintain an advisory committee to assist in developing program direction and will be expected to attain promotion and permanent status per state faculty guidelines.
Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in a subject area such as environmental science, policy, or planning; sustainable design; community development; architecture; public policy; or a related field. The applicant must show a demonstrated interest in public policy as it relates to community resource efficiency. All candidates must prove ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders (including private landowners, developers, and individuals in local, regional, state federal and non-governmental organizations) and to create and conduct a public education/outreach program. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system and must have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement and accountability.