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Regional Extension Agent with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) in SW Alabama

Type of position Non-Tenure track Extension faculty
Employer Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University)
Description of Employer Education
Location Multiple counties in southwest Alabama
Description of Location Southwest coastal region of Alabama
Salary 32,000-36,000
Benefits Health insurance, vacation, sick, holiday pay, retirement etc.
Closing date of competition October 22, 2012
Date position available After selection process
Description of duties Program Priority Area: Agronomic Crops

Geographic Area: Southwest Alabama (Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington Counties)

The mission of the Extension Agronomic Crops Team is to provide research-based information and learning opportunities to commercial row crop producers and related constituents.

As part of its mission, the Agronomic Crops Team is committed to the clientele’s long-term sustainability and profitability through environmentally sound agronomic row crop production programming.

The successful Regional Extension Agent (REA) will participate as a cohesive team member and will work with local clientele, advisory groups, and other interested parties to plan, implement, and evaluate agricultural row crop programming conducted in their region. Team members will provide educational programs addressing all phases of row crop agriculture as deemed necessary by the Agronomic Crops Team (which includes REAs, County Extension Coordinators, and ACES specialists). Their Extension Program will emphasize the use of agricultural technologies as a tool to assist producers in Southwest Alabama.

Historically, the row crops produced in these counties include, but are not limited to, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, field corn, and small grains.

Qualifications sought Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Sciences or related field and five years experience, Master’s degree preferred (no experience required with a Master’s degree).

The successful candidate must demonstrate capability in planning and executing educational programs in agronomic row crops and pest management, and should have practical knowledge of agronomic and environmental pest management practices related to row crop production.

Experience in precision agriculture, GIS, GPS and remote-sensing applications in agriculture are also desirable. Applicants must have a working knowledge in operating a personal computer and experience with software programs including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Excel.

Candidate must demonstrate effective communication skills, possess the ability to work cooperatively with individuals and groups, and be willing to utilize various forms of outreach for program delivery.

Application procedure Interested candidates should submit the following to apply:

  1. Three forms found on our web site at: http://www.aces.edu/hr;
  2. Letter of application addressing each listed qualification in detail;
  3. Current resume;
  4. Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three references;
  5. Transcripts of all academic work (unofficial/copies acceptable during recruitment process; however, official transcripts will be required at time of hire).

The above information should be forwarded by October 22, 2012 to

ACES Business Office
119 Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5615

Current ACES employees should submit a letter of application addressing each listed qualification in detail; Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three references; resume, and ensure that official transcripts are on file in the ACES Human Resources Office. Forms may also be obtained by calling ACES Business Office at (334)844-5531/(334)844-5529, or fax: (334)844-5530.

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Additional Information MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

THE ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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