Job Family Concept

The Agriculture and Natural Resources job family is responsible for providing stewardship and management of land, crops, animals, and natural resources that contribute to the mission of teaching, outreach, and research.


Role Descriptions

Role descriptions below outline the distinguishing functions of each role within this job family.

Agricultural and Natural Resources Associate:
Responsible for implementing stewardship for natural resources, initiatives for farm operations, and support for agricultural and natural resource programs. Competencies for this role are usually gained through specialized or on-the-job training.
Agricultural and Natural Resources Specialist:
Responsible for providing specialized support to and developing, coordinating and overseeing agricultural-based programs which may be focused on educational and outreach programs or entrepreneurial and production operations. This role may contribute to research operations, however it is not focused on research, rather on the coordination of programs. Specialized and progressively responsible experience is required as the level increases.
Agricultural and Natural Resources Management:
Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management for agricultural and natural resources functions and centers. Responsible for the overall success of research, education, and outreach programs within the assigned area. Provides strategic expertise and guidance and has increased accountability. Management level roles have the management and development of people as a major accountability and have direct reports. This role accomplishes goals through overseeing their areas of responsibility, planning, managing resources, prioritizing, and directing the responsibilities of employees.


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