Project Coordinator: Starkville, MS

Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
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This position will coordinate logistics and information between principal investigators, crew leads, USDA central offices, FSA field offices, and landowners to support scheduled completion of project deliverables. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will include coordinating logistics for multiple field crews to travel to over 150 field sites across multiple states in the southeastern U.S. by working with USDA central personnel, local FSA personnel, landowners, field crew leaders, PIs and Mississippi State University travel administrators. The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Project Director in preparing quarterly and annual reports, budget tracking, maintaining a calendar of deadlines, organizing meetings, cataloging project data, developing presentations and other tasks as needed. Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise employees but supervision is not the main focus of the job. Instructions for Applying: Link to apply: Applicants should email resume and cover letter to Dr. Austin Himes at Applicants must apply online at and attach cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Applicant should redact their social security number if it appears on their academic transcript prior to submitting it online. Restricted Clause: Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding. Department Profile: The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The faculty have diverse teaching, research, service, and outreach expertise in the disciplines of forest biology and watershed management; forest economics, management, and policy; and forest measurements, biometrics, and spatial technologies. The Department has two undergraduate degree programs, Forestry and Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, each accredited by the Society of American Foresters with ~200 students in addition to ~40 graduate students in both on-campus and distance education programs. The University’s John W. Starr Memorial Forest (a +8,000-acre research and teaching forest), the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Tombigbee National Forest are located in close proximity to the University and used for teaching, research, and Extension/outreach activities. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution and a land grant university with a strong connection to the state-wide Extension Service. The University is in Starkville, a medium-size college town in northeast Mississippi ( Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population. What do I do if I need an accommodation? In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree with Focus in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Economics, or related field. Experience: Three (3) years related essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Economics or related field. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to use independent judgement. Ability to prioritize multiple projects. Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate professionally with diverse groups. Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excellent communications skills (written and oral). Working Conditions and Physical Effort Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc.
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