University of Maryland Extension

Job Openings with the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program

Nutrient Management Advisor (Coordinator) 

Closing Date: 1/3/2019

Location: UME Montgomery County

Position Number: 110523

Position Summary: Nutrient management advisors develop nutrient management plans for agricultural producers to balance nutrient inputs with crop requirements, thus enhancing production potential, improving farm profitability, reducing excess nutrient inputs into the Chesapeake Bay and enabling producers to comply with the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998. Candidate will:

  • develop and deliver nutrient management plans using specially designed software and software applications;
  • explain nutrient management planning and plans to agricultural producers; 
  • demonstrate proper techniques of soil and manure sampling for agricultural producers and when appropriate, collect soil and manure samples; 
  • sample and analyze soils for soil nitrate (PSNT and FSNT)
  • perform phosphorus risk assessments when required to complete plans; and
  • demonstrate and train agricultural producers in equipment calibration and yield check procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS preferred in an agricultural, environmental or natural resource science (related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities for full performance of the job may be substituted for the education requirement or experience required on a year to year basis; 30 college credits is equivalent to one year of experience in an agricultural, environmental or natural resource science)
  • Personal transportation and a valid drivers license.
  • Knowledge of agricultural production practices and cropping systems.


  • Experience working with agricultural producers.
  • Certification by the State of Maryland as a Nutrient Management Consultant.

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