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Apply now Department: 3670045160 Kansas Industrial Extension Sv
Job no: 511435
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Engineering
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Instructor (pollution prevention specialists) works on various projects related to industrial environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and energy efficiency.

Engineering Extension and the Pollution Prevention Institute administer various environmentally-related programs, including pollution prevention and the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP), which provides environmental compliance technical assistance to businesses in Kansas. Specialists work with PPI interns; conduct on-site environmental compliance, solid waste reduction, and pollution prevention opportunity assessments; develop and present videos, webinars, and training seminars; provide individual assistance by telephone and written correspondence; research regulatory and pollution prevention issues; edit websites, and write publications. Other duties include writing proposals for continued funding; participating in networking opportunities with other assistance providers locally and nationally; and promoting Engineering Extension, PPI, the Kansas SBEAP and other programs to appropriate audiences and stakeholders.

This position is eligible for remote work.  

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. required in an engineering or science-related discipline
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills to include expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and use of the Internet
  • Minimum of one year experience in an industrial or educational environmental area
  • Ability to work independently and build client relationships 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an industrial setting and with environmental regulations

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position is eligible for remote work and must be located within the United States in order to comply with all Federal, State, and local payroll withholding taxes and wage requirements.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Submit electronic copies of cover letter; resume; examples of applicant’s writing

  2. Three references familiar with your professional training and/or experience, including their names, e-mail and post office addresses and phone numbers. 

Contact Nancy J. Larson, Director with any questions.

Engineering Extension/Pollution Prevention Institute


Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position(s) are filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$50,000-$60,000 annually with excellent benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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