Extension Associate - BAE

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Extension Associate - BAE

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience ($50,000 - $60,000)

Work Schedule:

40 hours week (hours vary)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Biological And Agricultural En

About the Department:

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. The department actively contributes to the academic, research and extension missions of the University.

Essential Job Duties:

  • This Extension Associate position will be responsible for managing projects within the realm of green infrastructure and storm-water management. Initial responsibilities will include (1) assisting with data analysis for multiple green infrastructure projects, (2) engineering design for multiple storm-water projects across North Carolina, (3) work with property owners and contractors to facilitate installation of storm-water control measures, (4) mentor MS students.
  • The incumbent will assist with grant writing and publication preparation and submission. They will work within a team of on- and off-campus faculty and project partners. They are expected to liaise with faculty from other departments at NC State University. They will assist with graduate student supervision and team-teach multiple extension and outreach events.
  • The position requires travel in- and out-of-state travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation.

Other Responsibilities:

  • The position requires travel in- and out-of-state travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Biological/Agricultural Engineering or Civil/Environmental Engineering or related discipline.
  • At least one degree in engineering (Biological/Agricultural or Civil/Environmental Engineering, etc.)

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in GIS, AutoCAD, spreadsheets, word processing, PowerPoint (or similar), and simple water quality and hydrology models is needed.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • A statistical background is essential.
  • The candidate must be able to work in teams of campus and field faculty and he/she must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Delivering presentations at workshops will be an important aspect of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biological/Agricultural Engineering or Civil/Environmental Engineering.
  • Experience in field data collection and management, working with municipal partners, AutoCAD or GIS, storm-water practice design, multi-tasking, journal article preparation, and statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with monitoring equipment and operation is recommended.
  • A proven peer-refereed publication record and proposal acquisition records is encouraged.
  • Academic background in applied storm-water research and/or design.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • A valid NC drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 30 days of hire and must be maintained.
  • The person must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EI designate).

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 attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three 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:

118101 - Biological And Agricultural En


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.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time