Extension Associate

Jan 31, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106765

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Crop & Soil Sciences is a Department with diverse disciplines that encompass research, extension and teaching related to soil science and theory and the genetic improvement, production and utilization of agronomic and turf-grass crops. Research in basic and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and private sector practitioners.

Essential Job Duties: The primary responsibility for this position is to manage a annual multi-location field day program in small grain production across the state of North Carolina. Planning and implementation of the program will involve interactions with the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, producers, extension specialists, research faculty, county extension agents, and others in the small grains community. The position responsibilities include identifying locations for the field events, acquiring seed for county agents and specialists, assisting in protocol development, planting plots, coordinating plot management with Official Variety Test and research station personnel, growers, agents, and specialists, conducting plot management as needed, working with county agents to ensure quality field day events, and assist Extension Specialists with harvest. Other essential duties include but are not limited to: * Organize and analyze NC official variety testing data for corn, soybean, wheat, malting barley, sorghum, and canola and releasing data in a timely fashion to principal investigators. * Assist with data management and analysis for replicated tests conducted by extension agents as assigned by Small Grains Extension Specialist. * Release data files through the web portals. * Effectively utilize off-season and periods when fieldwork is slow to develop extension activities and materials for use at field days and other small grains educational events. * Assist in grant development and co-authoring publications as appropriate to individual projects.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Master's Degree in Crop Science, Plant Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Environmental Science, or related field.

Department Required Skills: * Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * PhD in Crop Science, Plant Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Environmental Science, or related field. * At least one year of experience working in an Extension role. * Experience developing extension materials or giving extension presentations. * Experience with experimental design and statistical analysis of research data in SAS.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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