Precision Agriculture Trainer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Classification Title Full Time Monthly Staff
Position Title Precision Agriculture Trainer
Posting Number FY16/1770SF
Position Status Full-time
FLSA Exempt
Salary and Benefits

Northeast Community College understands today’s highly competitive wage and benefits environment and will determine starting salary based on successful candidate’s education and experience.
This position is eligible for Northeast Community College’s excellent fringe benefits package.

Campus NF
General Description

The Precision Agriculture Trainer will work in conjunction with a team of instructors to create curriculum, materials, and hands-on activities to teach a variety of topics/modules in precision agriculture. Instruction/training will be delivered at multiple levels to high school, college, worker and producer groups. The position is designed to meet the objectives for an Advanced Technological Education grant recently awarded to Northeast Community College by the National Science Foundation.

The Trainer will assist in all administrative duties, facilitate the integration of the College’s farm data and the Precision Agriculture Learning (PAL) simulator lessons as active learning material for agriculture courses, prepare and manage the use of the PAL simulator for all levels of training, prepare and supervise the college students that educate high school students on the use of equipment, and ensure educators are prepared to teach as outlined by the grant. In addition, the Precision Agriculture Trainer will assist in networking with high school teachers and dissemination of the project curriculum at annual state-wide education conferences and at national agriculture education conferences.

This is accomplished by:
Instructing and evaluating students effectively in instructional settings through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
Incorporating the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties including distance education technologies, computerized & multi-media presentations, flipped classrooms, and use of simulators.
Demonstrating experience with the following agricultural practices: Integrated Pest Management, crop science, soil science, precision agriculture, GPS, GIS, CAD, water management, irrigation design, and Ag Business.
Demonstrating the ability to learn and adapt new agricultural technologies to the instructional program, teach a wide range of ag-related topics as the schedule and situation require, communicate clearly with students, industry and staff, both orally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of individuals including students, staff, industry, and community organizations.

This is a 3-year grant funded position, with plans to sustain this position after the expiration of the grant.

Qualifications: Education

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required.

Qualification:Experience

One to three years of experience in a Precision Ag related field is required.

Qualification:Skills

Excellent Communication skills
Ability to use word processing and other computer software to create course materials
Knowledge of Precision Ag Technology and data utilization.
Expertise in operation and maintenance of Precision Ag equipment.
Working knowledge of Precision Ag equipment electronics and hydraulics, field mapping, variable rate irrigation, precision planting and other crop related technologies.
Experience in teaching secondary and/or post-secondary courses preferred.
Valid driver’s license required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be open until filled.
Application review will begin immediately and Northeast Community College reserves the right to close the search at any time without prior notice to applicants.

Open Date 08/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a field related to this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have experience in operating and maintaining precision agriculture equipment?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2