Evaluation Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Evaluation Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience ($60,000 - $70,000)

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Integrated Pest Management-Research

About the Department:

The NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) develops new strategies, analytics and decision support systems to advance IPM and plant biosecurity. We serve and partner with government, industry, and university stakeholders locally, nationally, and internationally. This role will support a program within CIPM, the SIPMC, that supports IPM facilitation and adoption across the South.

Essential Job Duties:

This position will serve as the Evaluation Specialist for the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (SIPMC). Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical advice for and implementation of evaluation aspects of the SIPMC and the North Carolina Extension IPM (NCEIP) programs including program planning, proposal development, implementation evaluation and impact reporting.
  • Helping to identify opportunities to evaluate the SIPMC and NCEIP programs through data accumulation and coordination data analysis, and report preparation to address evaluation of economic, environmental, and social impacts.
  • Assist in advising regional IPM faculty and stakeholders about evaluation methods and how best to communicate these impacts.
  • Provide leadership and expertise within SIPMC and NCEIP and, when appropriate, training and facilitation to stakeholders on development and implementation surveys and other evaluation tools.

Other Responsibilities:

  • This person must be willing and able to undertake travel including several multi-day trips each year.
  • This person must be able to provide expertise in both survey design and dealing with human research issues.

Minimum Experience and Education:

  • A Ph.D. in agricultural economics, environmental science or closely related discipline with focus in impact measurement and impact evaluation.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Strong experience and/or academic background in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and related disciplines such as Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology or Weed Science.
  • Superior organization skills, and writing ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given to those candidates with a Ph.D. and an additional 4 years of applicable work experience.
  • Experience as an evaluation specialist is preferred.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research


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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time