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3.14 NOV Ext Reg Splst - Kitsap County - 41401 - 3.5.14 (1)

3.14 NOV Ext Reg Splst - Kitsap County - 41401 - 3.5.14 (1)

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Job description for a WSU Extension Kitsap economic development specialist.
Job description for a WSU Extension Kitsap economic development specialist.

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Published by: Tad Sooter on Mar 31, 2014
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Official Title: Extension Regional Specialist, rank E-2 (equivalent to assistant professor), full-time, 12-month appointment. This is a non-tenure track faculty position that is eligible for promotion in rank according to established WSU Extension policies. The incumbent will become a member of Extension’s Community & Economic Development Program (CED) Unit. 
This faculty position will serve as a catalyst in community and economic development research and capacity building within the primary industry sectors of Kitsap County, with particular emphasis on food systems and manufacturing efforts in the advanced-composites industry. Responsibilities:
Work with community organizations, local government, state/federal agencies, tribes and local businesses to implement community economic, natural resources and small farms/food systems projects.
Facilitate work among WSU and other resources resulting in extramural funding proposals that create new ways to meet community opportunities.
Work with other extension faculty in the Puget Sound to foster agricultural, natural resources, community and youth programs.
Deliver consultation and educational workshops to public, private non-profit agencies and/or community improvement groups.
Maintain a working relationship with WSU faculty, County staff and Tribal staff as well as a working knowledge of federal, tribal, municipal, state, and regional government resources.
Supervise program assistants and/or WSU student interns.
Undertake scholarly activities that contribute to the discipline, including publishing results, novel approaches, and methods in peer-reviewed outlets. Line of Responsibility: This WSU Faculty member is responsible to the unit Director.
Community & Economic Development Faculty WSU/Kitsap County Extension
Position 41401
Application screening date is May 5, 2014. To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. To apply, submit a Curriculum Vitae or Resume as well as a cover letter describing how your work experience and training meet the duties, responsibilities and each of the required and preferred qualifications, as applicable (maximum of two pages) for this position; names and contact information for three (3) professional references. For questions about the position contact: Debbie Akhbari 206-219-2426 email: dakhbari@wsu.edu.  For more information on the WSU Tenure and Promotion process, go to: http://ext.wsu.edu/admin/PDF/PTCriteria.pdf 
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 An earned Master’s Degree. 2.
Demonstrated success in project and extramural resource development. 3.
Demonstrated competence in local economic development and community development techniques, and project/program delivery processes.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using oral, written, and listening skills. 2.
Demonstrated ability to multitask, be self-motivated, and work with limited supervision. 3.
Demonstrated ability and flexibility in exercising both supervisory roles and team membership roles. 4.
Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents in education programs. Demonstrated cultural competency skills. 5.
Demonstrated understanding of local food systems and their development.
 All new Extension employees working with youth must be screened. Employment as a 4-H youth educator is contingent upon a successful Washington State Patrol and national background check.
 Ability to travel year-round using own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required. Evening and weekend work in communities is required. While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must obtain current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020, and RCW 46.09.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.
Extension faculty members are hired into the organization, not into a specific geographical location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.
Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and regulations.
Salary is commensurate with the candidate's academic and professional qualifications and available funding, including history of program management and successful extramural fund development. State of Washington benefits and enrollment in TIAA-CREF are included. For more information on benefits at WSU, go to: http://www.hrs.wsu.edu/benefits. 
Kitsap County, with an estimated population of more than 250,000, is nestled against Puget Sound’s western shore and encompasses nearly 300 miles of salt water coastline. The biggest employer in this area is the Department of Defense. Other important industries include manufacturing, technology and health services. Efforts to diversify and improve the economy have been in place for several years. Kitsap County is represented on the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)  – a regional planning organization that develops policies and makes decisions about transportation planning, economic development and growth management throughout the four-county metropolitan area (Kitsap, King, Snohomish, and Pierce) that surrounds Puget Sound. Additional background information about Kitsap County is available at the following: http://www.kitsapgov.com/county/about.htm. 
Recognizing its unique land-grant research and education mission to the people of Washington State and beyond, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources (CAHNRS) is proud to provide leadership in discovering, accessing, and sharing knowledge through high quality research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe and abundant food and fiber supply, promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities, enhance sustainability of agricultural and economic systems, and promote stewardship of natural resources and the environment. CAHNRS is an academically diverse college and the largest college at WSU with 2,100 undergraduate and 530 graduate students, providing opportunities to engage, share, and support one another across 12 departments and 4 research and extension centers throughout the state. To learn more about CAHNRS visit: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/ 

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