Extension Program Specialist I

The Details

Position Type

Work for Water

Position Title
Extension Program Specialist I
Position Description

Agency: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Department: Texas Water Resource Institute
Location: College Station, Texas
Position type: Staff

Position Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Position Notes

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Minimum Experience

Required Education:

- Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, water management, or a closely related field.

- 5 years relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of word processing, database, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
-Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Qualifications

Preferred Education

Bachelors Degree

Scope of Responsibilities

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Application Closing Date

October 1, 2018

Application Instructions

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About the Job

Primarily responsible for working with watershed stakeholders to develop watershed based plans to restore and protect water resources, securing funds to implement projects identified in watershed based plans and to lead implementation of those projects. Specific responsibilities include:

- Facilitating, coordinating, and collaborating with watershed stakeholders to relay information and develop watershed management strategies to restore water quality.

- Gathering and assessing watershed-based data to establish a needed understanding of current conditions to convey to stakeholders.

- Developing grant proposals and other funding mechanisms to fund and implement water quality restoration objectives.

- Leading project implementation, tracking implementation progress and success, and sustaining stakeholder group engagement through the delivery of educational materials and programming.

- Working with TAMU administration and faculty; research and Extension personnel; federal and state agencies; non-profit organizations; personnel with other universities, centers, and institutes; and other partnerships to plan and develop projects and grant proposals to address critical water issues.

- Managing projects and project reporting.

Other responsibilities include supporting/assisting field data collection team in routine and stormwater collection events, data management, and equipment operation and maintenance.

Assisting with the preparation of educational resources including factsheets, PowerPoint slide sets, webpages, social media, videos, newsletters and news releases, and related materials to support project efforts.

Facilitating development and coordination of stakeholder groups.

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