|Extension Program Specialist II|
|Texas Water Resources Institute|
|Budgeted – with benefits|
|Work as a member of a team providing leadership and support for various watershed management and education programs, including the Watershed Coordinator Development Program, Riparian and Ecosystem Education Program, and total maximum daily load (TMDL), TMDL Implementation Plan, and Watershed Protection Plan development and implementation projects. The individual will assume primary responsibilities for facilitating, coordinating, and collaborating with program partners to deliver outreach education events in targeted areas across the state, including marketing, publicity, logistics, program delivery, and survey evaluations. Assist 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. Assist with data collection, analysis, and interpretation for, and writing and development of Watershed Protection Plans, TMDLs, and TMDL Implementation Plans. Facilitate the development and coordination of stakeholder groups. Assist with implementation of existing watershed protection plans, including task coordination and development of proposals and programs in support of project goals. Develop and deliver educational programs to watershed stakeholders, and assist with facilitation of public meetings. Develop quarterly and annual project reports.|
Work with TAMUS 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 in Texas.
|Support other related water management programs underway or under development at the Texas Water Resources Institute.|
Perform other job related duties as required.
|Master’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, or a closely related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience.|
|Ph.D. degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, or a closely related field.|
|Five years of experience (with Master’s degree) in watershed management and/or outreach education including development and delivery of educational programs on environmental issues related to water resource issues.|
|Five to 10 years’ experience in outreach education program development and delivery of educational programs on environmental issues related to water preferred. Experience in watershed planning and management, water quality modeling, curriculum development, water resource issues (quality/quantity), geographic information systems, website coordination, and database management highly desired as is experience with effective grant writing.|
|Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups including the public, agricultural interests, city and county officials, non-profit and environmental advocacy organizations, river authorities and water resource personnel from Land Grant Universities and state and federal agencies. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to travel statewide as necessary to coordinate program efforts is required. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.|
|This is a grant funded position.|
|Cover Letter – required|
Resume – required
Transcript – required
Reference Letter 1 – required
Reference Letter 2 – required
Reference Letter 3 – required
|Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.|
Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred.
Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.
|All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.|
|Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer|