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National private nonprofit organization seeks a highly motivated, 
outgoing person with  a combination of  work experience, training and
proven leadership skills.  We are especially searching for  technical
and practical expertise in agronomy, soils, integrated pest management
and/or horticulture related to sustainable agriculture systems. The
position is a full-time 18 month position based at NCAT's offices in
Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The position is supported through an EPA
Environmental Justice/Pollution Prevention grant and will also work
closely with the ATTRA program.  ATTRA is a national, sustainable
agriculture information service administered by the private nonprofit
organization, NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology) and
funded through USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS). 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Provides farmers, ranchers and
agricultural organizations with information and technical assistance
on environmentally sound practices for agronomic and horticultural
crops.   Work includes answering a tollfree telephone line, and
responding in writing and electronically .  Summarizes, reviews and
synthesizes information from a variety of resources, including
personal contacts, electronic resources, periodicals and other
specialized materials. The position will include significant
translation of materials into Spanish and travel to offsite locations
to provide training and assistance, especially to communities in the
Texas Panhandle region.

Requirements:  Applicant should have, as a minimum, a Master of
Science degree  in agronomy, soils, integrated pest management, and/or
horticulture OR a combination of farming or other work experience,
education and training which demonstrates equivalency.  Experience in
commercial horticultural or agronomic production is  preferred.  A
demonstrated interest in environmentally sound practices and
integrated farming systems, and familiarity with concepts of
sustainability and appropriate technology is preferred.   Fluency in
written and spoken Spanish and interest in working with Hispanic
farmers, ranchers and landholders is required.  Applicant must
communicate clearly by telephone, in writing, and in person, and have
strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong computer and
information management skills, especially in Windows or Microsoft
environment, is required.  Supervisory or project leadership
experience is preferred. Availability for full time work is preferred,
but we will consider qualified applicants who are seeking parttime

Compensation:  The starting salary for the position is based upon
experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits include health and
disability insurance, paid vacation, and pension plan.

Working Environment: The position will be in the NCAT-Fayetteville
office on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville is located in the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner
of Arkansas.  Creative teamwork office environment. Normal working
hours with some travel required.  There is a 90-day probationary
period.  Must be able to use a computer keyboard and screen, and work
effectively with stress related to deadlines and multiple priorities. 

Application Information: Applications will be accepted continuously
until a qualified applicant is found, or until August 15, 1997. 
Contact Marlene Breese, Administrative Assistant, with the NCAT/ATTRA
Program in Fayetteville, AR, at 501-442-9824 for application.  Review
will begin immediately, and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing