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position announcement

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Position Announcement

Position: Director, Pollution Prevention Institute

Location: Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI)
Engineering Extension Programs
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508

Appointment: One full-time position (1.0 F.T.E.) is available and is subject to the continuing availability of funds through renewal of annual contracts with state and federal agencies.

Starting Date: October 1, 2001, preferred.

Responsibilities: Director position consists of administrative responsibilities and lead technical assistance specialist.

Administrative responsibilities include management of the PPI budget, program activities, and staff. Other duties include writing proposals for continual funding; administering current grants; coordinating and facilitating communication and networking opportunities with granting agencies, KSU administration, the regulated community, and pollution prevention and compliance assistance providers locally and nationally; and promoting PPI, the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Kansas Home*A*Syst, and other programs to appropriate audiences and stakeholders.

PPI administers the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance to businesses in Kansas affected by environmental regulations. Specialists conduct environmental compliance and on-site pollution prevention opportunity assessments, develop and present workshops and training seminars, provide individual assistance by telephone and written correspondence, research regulatory and pollution prevention issues, and write publications.


Required: B.S. in an engineering, technical, or science-related discipline. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills; computer skills should include expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of the Internet. Experience in program and personnel management.

Preferred: Prefer M.S. in the above disciplines with a minimum three years experience in an industrial environmental area, including instructing technical and non-technical audiences, developing training materials, and conducting detailed technical assistance. Demonstrated success in grantsmanship.

Salary: $50,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter; a resume of professional experience; examples of writing ability; three references familiar with your professional training and/or experience including their name, current business address, and daytime phone number. Send to:

Ryan Green

Engineering Extension Programs

133 Ward Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506-2508


Application Deadline: Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2001

Equal Opportunity Employer
Sherry J. Davis, CHMM
Industrial P2 Specialist
133 Ward Hall,KSU
Manhattan, KS  66506-2508
Fax: 785-532-6952
Phone: 1-800-578-8898