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Industrial Hemp Program Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Industrial Hemp Program Manager
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Position Number 00106130
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some additional hours and some weekends possible
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 110404 - Ag And Natural Resources/comm
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The primary function of organizational unit is to support Extension programs in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community and Rural Development. Our primary responsibility is to assist Extension Professionals in developing and conducting successful programs that are viable, visible, and relevant to existing and emerging needs.

Essential Job Duties

• Plan, refine, implement, manage, and evaluate the NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program as set forth by the Industrial Hemp Commission and as outlined in NC HB 992.
• Collect and maintain all records required or requested by Commission rules or by local, state, and federal law.
• Report all production locations (GPS) and size to the State Bureau of Investigation.
• Be the responsible for all communications between all producers/processors/buyers and the Commission ensuring that producers/processors/buyers are aware of all program policies, rules, expectations, deadlines, fees, and program or commission updates. Communications will be coordinated with the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Research Stations Division. General public releases will be coordinated through the Chair, Vice-Chair, or NCDA&CS Public Affairs. • Provide briefings, as needed but no less frequently than weekly, to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the NC Industrial Hemp Commission. Provide updates to the whole commission no less frequently than at every Commission meeting
• Coordinate educational materials/programs for producers in the pilot program.
• Collaborate with other agencies, law enforcement, businesses and organizations to ensure success of the pilot program.
• Establish themselves as an expert resource on the pilot program.
• Collaborate with Extension/research faculty and NCDA&CS staff to conduct research and demonstrations and to facilitate research information transfer to the industry and interested citizens.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Incumbent will also need to:
• Perform other duties as needed in collaboration with the Industrial Hemp Commission
• Be willing and having the ability to work extra hours or flex hours and weekends as required.
• Provide their own dependable, personal vehicle and have the ability to drive independently across the state.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution, in an applicable field of study, plus relevant experience.

Departmental Required Skills

Candidates must demonstrate ability to:

• Be highly organized and motivated to achieve deadlines
• Perform at high levels in both public and interpersonal communications with a diverse clientele
• Demonstrate positive public and personal relationship skills with a customer focus
• Handle multiple work demands and identify priorities
• Function as a team player to implement a successful pilot program
• Use discretion in speech and action
• Use current technology in developing and delivering programs and technical service
• Work well independently and collaboratively
Additionally, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check and not have a history of illegal drug use.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Highly competitive candidates will have demonstrated success managing and/or developing multi-facetted, people-focused programs, projects, or organizations, especially related to agriculture, will be given preference. Additionally, those candidates with a leadership, farm background, or agriculture, accounting, or legal experience are considered highly competitive.

Required License or Certification

Must have valid NC drivers license or be able to obtain one within 60 days of start of hire in order to be able to travel to and from state and private farms for research planning and evaluation. License must be maintained throughout employment.

Special Instructions

Please attach a resume/CV, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 02/06/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents