Station manager position at the Ecology Research Center (Miami, USA) ~

1 de diciembre de 2014

Station manager position at the Ecology Research Center (Miami, USA)

Station Manager to assist the Director with the daily operations of the ERC (~ 2 miles from Miami campus in Oxford); provide support for research and academic programs through the following:  

Coordinate, support, & direct activities at the ERC, including day-to-day oversight of all activities &  programs; assure adherence to &  compliance w/ University, state, and federal laws, policies, and guidelines; hire &  supervise student workers to help maintain the ERC grounds; work w/ faculty and students to design, modify, and construct project-specific research structures &  specialized apparatus; maintain records of land use practices, visits by courses &  community groups, and ensure compatibility of various research &  other academic projects; ensure execution of yearly agricultural procedures (till, plant, chemical applications, harvest) in support of research &  land stewardship/income generation; perform or oversee maintenance &  repair of equipment including that used for research activities & land stewardship/income generation such as heavy agricultural & grounds-keeping machinery, trailers, boats, motors & tools; tend to grounds & develop the landscape consistent w/ current activities & future plans; act as the primary liaison between University Physical Facilities and the ERC, including working w/ architects & state inspectors to ensure that university standards and state codes are met; provide recommendations to the Director regarding the design, placement & construction of structures/facilities; coordinate & conduct outreach programs and tours for local schools, non-profit organizations & community groups; assist the Director w/ other duties & projects as assigned.

Require:  Associate's degree (biology, agriculture, natural resources, environmental sciences, or related fields); Experience (at least 6 months) w/ agricultural practices & procedures, operation & maintenance of heavy farm implements & small engines used in research & land maintenance activities; basic renovation/repair skills; Strong interpersonal skills enabling effective interactions w/ faculty researchers, graduate & undergraduate students, contractors, physical facilities personnel & the general public; Interest in field activities related to environmental sciences, land maintenance, terrestrial and/or aquatic sciences, hydrology, and inter-disciplinary research methods; Writing, communication, and supervisory skills; Independent self-motivated worker; Valid driver's license.

Desire: Bachelor's degree and 2 years of field experience w/ ag practices & procedures or a master's degree (biology, agriculture, natural resources, environmental sciences, or related fields); Experience supporting field research and/or teaching or public outreach; Knowledge of MU Physical Facilities, local vendors & ag services; Commercial driver license (Class A or B); Experience in working w/ the public; Ohio Commercial Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification; Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification.  Submit letter of application (including statement of experience, scholarly and applied interests, and evidence of commitment to meaningful service in support of the Ecology Research Center), curriculum vitae or résumé, and three letters of recommendation to> If applicant does not have access to letters of reference, they can be sent directly to

Questions about the position can be directed to search committee chair, Alan Cady ( Questions about the application process can be directed to Chris Makaroff (, 513-529-1234).  Screening of applicants will begin December 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer w/ smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment & strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans, & individuals w/ disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report w/ information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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