Dairy Environmental Systems Engineer (Department of Animal Science); Ithaca, New York
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Dairy Environmental Systems Engineer
Extension Support Specialist III
Band G - Exempt
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
Who We Are
CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.
The Department of Animal Science's mission is to discover and disseminate new knowledge about the biology and management of domestic animals and to apply this knowledge to benefit society. Our department is devoted to undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, extension, and outreach. The PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems Program seeks to promote and foster best management practices in environmental stewardship related to housing, cropping and manure management practices, and overall environmental systems management on the dairy to promote environmental quality and compliance with current regulations.
What You Will Do
We are seeking a talented individual who will provide leadership in support of the PRO-DAIRY mission as well as sponsored project workload being accomplished by the Dairy Environmental Systems Program with specific emphasis on dairy farm sustainability. You will provide technical expertise regarding conservation practices, farm energy systems, manure management, and treatment systems. Specific duties include:
Providing leadership to educational programs that address how to increase effective dairy farm sustainability, climate resiliency, and environmental improvement.
Identifying, securing, and sustaining new additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities both individually and collaboratively.
Preparing and developing reports that describe the benefits of conservation practices and manure treatment systems.
Delivering educational programs utilizing various methods, including workshops, webinars, seminars, and newsletters.
Evaluating existing and proposed farm environmental practices, manure management, and treatment systems and their characteristics.
What We Need
We are looking for an individual that excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders, including dairy producers and other industry partners. We need someone who wants to increase climate resiliency, environmental improvement, and works toward dairy sustainability. Additionally, we need someone who has:
Bachelor's degree in agricultural, civil, or mechanical engineering from an accredited engineering school and 5+ years of experience in agricultural engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in applying and evaluating dairy environmental systems, including facilities and manure handling and treatment systems on dairy farms.
Knowledge of dairy farm operations.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal direction yet work in a group-orient setting.
Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Proven organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to define, conduct, and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
Ability to develop projects and see them through to completion.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Public speaking/adult education material development and delivery
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
Ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community, and funding partners.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:
Master's degree in agricultural engineering or a related field
Registered Professional Engineer.
Knowledgeable and experienced with the New York State dairy industry.
Professional experience working with New York State governmental entities.
Professional experience working with the New York State and US environmental regulations and specific entities within.
Successful experience obtaining new funding, including grants and industry support.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
Rewards and Benefits
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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University Job Title:Extension Supp Spec III
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Janet Camilli
Number of Openings:1
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