Extension Program Specialist II (Urban Water Security and Water Conservation)

Texas A&M University
Dallas, TX, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Job Description

Position Description Summary

The Extension Project Specialist II, under the direction and supervision of the Water Program Lead Extension Specialist in Dallas is responsible for developing and delivering urban water conservation and water quality related information to municipal water users and stakeholders.

Position Description

  • Responsible for understanding the information needs of water users and stakeholders related to Urban Water Security and Water Conservation across the Dallas-Ft. Worth Region.
  • Deliver outreach and continuing education programs focused on urban water conservation and quality information, publicize conservation improvement efforts and help build regional support for Texas A&M AgriLife urban water programs.
  • Develop material for distribution in newsletters, social media and other forms of communication related to best water conservation and quality practices to the water use and management community in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.
  • Develop and facilitate community-based engagement and/or citizen science projects in coordination with the urban water programs across the region.
  • Serve as a resource for all AgriLife and TAMU units to help identify and seek additional funding to continue urban water conservation and quality programs in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.
  • Assist with development and updating of AgriLife websites and social media pages addressing urban water security and water conservation and quality efforts.
  • Assist with the development of peer-reviewed research and Extension publications.
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Education and Experience

  • M.S. in applicable water resources related area of study and 5 years of experience in delivering urban focused water conservation outreach and continuing education programs, or
  • B.S. and 7 years of experience in delivering urban focused water conservation outreach and continuing education programs.
  • Experience engaging a broad range of water resource stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish is preferred, but not required for this position.
  • Ability to multi-task and develop collaborative projects and programs.
  • Ability to effectively engage with County Extension Agents and Regional Program Leaders in developing educational programs and materials.