Administrative Staff Position Vacancy Announcement
WATERSHED RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER
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The Research Manager will provide the following services:
- 1. Optimize a process for converting manure from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) into a product that has less adverse environmental impact.
- 2. Perform a study to determine the properties of the product produced by this process in terms of the nutrient content, chemical speciation of the nutrients, and the rate of nutrient release under a variety of environmental conditions. Also to be determined is the physical characteristics of the product and the changes in those during long-term exposure to environmental conditions typical of northwest Ohio.
- 3. Quantitatively estimate the economic value of the material produced by this manure treatment process for reducing the adverse environmental impact of CAFO manure when applied to agricultural fields and increasing its value as an agricultural fertilizer, estimate the economic value of the environmental benefits of this process and estimate the economic value to the agricultural industry of this process for addressing the needs of animal waste disposal. Perform an overall economic impact analysis for this process with respect to the practice of animal and row crop agriculture in northwest Ohio.
- 4. Assess the economic savings and benefits of consolidating the water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities of communities surrounding the Village of Ottawa into a single set of facilities and perform an overall economic analysis of this situation for the region.
- 5. Work with administrators, teachers, and students in the Putnam county public schools to design and plan ways for students to fully participate in the research and economic analyses described above; train teachers and BGSU students and others to serve as guides for students who are participating in the project; oversee and supervise the student activities; resolve problems and challenges that arise in the participation of students and teachers in this project; collect data on the outcomes of the project with respect to student participation including student and teacher attitudes about science research and assessing what they have learned.
This is a temporary position that runs from Jan. 1, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013 during the funding period for the two research grants.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
- Communicate as needed with all stakeholders including administrators and staff of the Village of Ottawa, administrators of the Putnam County Educational Service Center, administrators, teachers, and students in the participating Putnam County Schools, other government officials in the area including county commissioners, officials and staff of non-profit organizations and businesses that are involved or have interests in this project, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at BGSU.
- Gather data from all relevant sources to ensure that complete information is obtained for fulfilling the responsibilities listed above including gathering data from previous reports, from individuals listed above, and by performing numerous, complex scientific measurements and data collection using the approved protocols established in this research group and relying on specialized expertise.
- Analyze all of the data collected so as to fulfill the responsibilities listed above regarding assessment of benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of the specified processes and agenda relying on specialized expertise.
- Complete the two reports listed above by December 31, 2013, that present all of the data, analysis, findings, and recommendations fulfilling the responsibilities as described in the grant proposal for assessing the cow manure treatment process and the benefits of regional consolidation of water and wastewater treatment facilities, as specified by the Village of Ottawa and the supervisor of the Research Manager, Dr. W. Robert Midden.
- Manages and trains undergraduate student and graduate student research assistants and any other employees associated with these two Ottawa Village Research Projects.
- Attends meetings with the PI, undergraduate students, and graduate students and other project staff to determine policies and procedures and to report on day-to-day evaluation operations.
- Work with school administrators, teachers, and scientists to design ways for K-12 students to participate in the research and economic analyses
- Work with those who will train and supervise the K-12 students to ensure that the K-12 students have adequate and appropriate guidance to ensure their success in performing their duties in the research and economic analyses.
This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
- Use of computer programs relating to research and use of the Miscrosoft Office Package.
- Operation of a Seal AQ2+ discrete chemical analyzer.
- Performance of the IDEXX Colilert assay for total coliform and E. coli
- Use of EPA protocols for the data collection involved in these projects
- Ability to analyze the economics of various environmental and agricultural factors related to the outcomes of these projects
- Familiarity with the Putnam County Public School System and ability to collaborate with the Educational Service Center administrative staff, as well as administrators, teachers and students of those school systems to design and implement collaborative research projects with students in those schools
Master's degree in an environmental science field required, preferably in environmental toxicology.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the university’s vehicle use policy.
Plus the following required experience:
• Two or more years of water quality research experience. Experience can come from graduate student work.
Pre-Employment Background Check
Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Offers of employment are conditional until a background investigation has been successfully completed and all other pre-employment requirements are satisfied. The University reserves the right to determine and confirm suitability for employment and to end any employment already begun if the background check reveals disqualifying information.
This is a temporary full-time administrative position that runs from Jan. 1, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013 during the funding period for the two Ottawa Village research grants. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Administrative pay grade 355. Full benefits package available. For more information about Administrative pay grades and ranges please click HERE
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Office of Human Resources (Search L-62551)
1851 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0201
Deadline to apply: April 12, 2013
(Credentials must be received in the Office of Human Resources on or before the deadline date. Official transcript(s) will be required of final candidates.)
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