Consult/coordinate with Extension faculty statewide in recruiting, training, and managing a team of GI-BMP instructors in Florida to meet the needs of English, Spanish and Creole audiences. Consult/coordinate with Extension faculty statewide in continually evaluating the GI-BMP curriculum, the GI-BMP Certified Instructor Training curriculum, and developing/implementing new program materials.
Collaborate with both IFAS and non-IFAS GI-BMP trainers to deliver GI-BMP training through in-person classes, online, and/or DVD trainings, as needed, for landscape and lawn care professionals. Ensure regionally targeted training audiences are receiving professional service from this legislatively mandated program.
In coordination with the GI-BMP statewide coordinator, continually assess regional target audiences to identify/assess training needs, conduct/analyze pre- and post-training surveys to evaluate training effectiveness, and identify/quantify regional variations in nonpoint source pollution due to GI-BMP training efforts.
Maintain knowledge of current best management practices and trends in landscaping issues addressed by IFAS specialists. Meet regularly as a state coordination team with appropriate Extension program leaders, Water Resources Agents (RSA) Team, Water Initiative Team members and other water resource faculty, and GI-BMP state office staff to plan effective and collaborative statewide programs, extension materials, and in-service training for county faculty. Use professional/technical expertise to propose and develop new program materials as needed. In collaboration with GI-BMP state coordinator, identify and advocate for program priorities in assigned region.
Collaborate with UF/IFAS stakeholders and external partners and groups, including the media, to gain visibility, recruit community support to ensure the success of the position and program. Identify and pursue opportunities for local Extension agents to partner with landscape management companies and municipalities to educate homeowners, homeowner associations, garden centers and other related entities in support of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program.
Provide additional statewide support, as needed, to the FFL and GI-BMP programs, and perform other duties as assigned by the GI-BMP state coordinator and FFL director. Follow all university policies and procedures.