Extension Assistant

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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Extension Assistant Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Position Number 00105920 Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (additional hours as needed) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Department 110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational 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 Crop and Soil Sciences Department at North Carolina State University is seeking to fill an Extension Assistant position. The incumbent will lead extension and research activities on resistant weed management, new herbicide technologies and general weed science training for industry stakeholders, growers, and extension personnel. Development of educational materials including field demonstration plots, training days, field days, fact sheets, educational videos, and presentations will be required. The incumbent will be required to work with faculty in related areas to develop appropriate educational materials that address the needs of growers.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Manage Fike Teaching Garden, establish training plots in the field, present information at extension training days and meetings.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • Master’s degree or B.S. degree with 3+ years of alternative or equivalent professional training and experience (weed science, agronomy, or closely related discipline with emphasis on weed management or resistance).
  • Experience coordinating applied educational training in weed science.
Departmental Required Skills
  • Ability to collaborate with scientists and peers.
  • Experience coordinating applied educational training in weed science.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • 2-5 years experience.
  • Experience in handling machinery including tractors, combines, planters, etc.
  • Ability to effectively teach students at undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate schedules of temporary employees.
Required License or Certification
  • A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
  • A valid CDL license is required. A CDL is required within 6 months of hire and must be maintained.
  • NC Pesticide Applicator License or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
Special Instructions

Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 09/24/2018 Anticipated Closing Date Open Until Filled Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 10/15/2018 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. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you, or will you have at the time of employment, a M.S. in weed science, agronomy, or closely related disciple?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Briefly describe your experience coordinating applied educational training in weed science.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have an NC CDL or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 2/8/2019
    Application Due: 4/9/2019
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