Senior Soil Scientist Agronomist Supervisor - OK #2514 (Soil Agronomist) Guymon, Oklahoma
Position: Senior Soil Scientist Agronomist Supervisor - OK #2514
Location: Guymon, OK
Relocation: Yes to paid for the right candidate.
Provide technical leadership and Environmental Resource Management staff, determine agronomic land application rates, oversee the soil, crop, effluent and groundwater sampling and monitoring programs.
Responsible for Nutrient Management planning and monitoring.
Assure compliance with laws, permits and settlement agreements governing all areas of operations.
Responsible for land application planning and pumping. Maintain close communication with regulators, consultants and neighbors.
Develop and update Nutrient Utilization Plans (NUP) and / or Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) for multiple states.
Analyze agronomic and environmental chemistry data, monitor nutrient levels in soils, effluent and groundwater by graphic and statistical methods. Calculate swine effluent land application volumes using agronomic rates.
Analyze and make recommendations on Research & Development Area Research Projects. Oversee ongoing trials and design new trials based on operational and / or environmental emergent scenarios.
Train, supervise and evaluate environmental management personnel in environmental and safety functions and maintain accurate related records. Training includes Environmental Sampling of Soils, Effluent and Groundwater according to specific State and Federal regulations.
Conduct research on new technologies and practices.
Assist Environmental Superintendents and Coordinators.
Manage tenant farmer and landowner relations related to land application, including, but not limited to: lease payments; crop rotations; water use; weed and pest control; and timing of sampling and effluent applications. Obtain and maintain records regarding crop yields, fresh water use and commercial fertilizer applied.
Coordinate with State representatives and consultants regarding monitoring well and leak detection system sampling and wetting front testing project.
Must have understanding of: research methodologies, laboratory analytical methods and equipment, nutrient management on agricultural land for sustainable agriculture and farming practices.
Must possess a Crop Adviser Certification (American Society of Agronomy) or Technical Service Provider license (National Resource Conservation Service).
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree from a four year university and five years experience in a related field; or Masters Degree with two years experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Educational Degrees must being obtained in Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology or related field. Experience and/or training required on fertilization and irrigation practices with working knowledge of tractors and irrigation equipment.
1.Bachelor’s Degree in soil science, agronomy, environmental sciences, or similar.
2.5+ years of experience with fertilization, irrigation practices.
3.Experience with agronomic land application rates, soil, crop, effluent and groundwater sampling / monitoring programs.
4.Experience with Nutrient Management planning / monitoring.
5.Crop Adviser Certification (American Society of Agronomy) or Technical Service Provider license (National Resource Conservation Service).