|Extension Program Specialist I|
|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. Facilitate, coordinate, and collaborate 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, total maximum daily loads (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.|
|Other duties as required.|
|Master’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.|
|Master’s degree in agricultural science, engineering, environmental science, or a closely related field with specific coursework related to watershed management and/or Extension education.|
|None with a Master’s degree.|
|One or more years of experience in watershed planning and management, outreach education program development, and/or delivery of educational programs on environmental issues related to water is preferred. Experience in stakeholder facilitation, geographic information systems, and effective grant writing.|
|Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to travel statewide as necessary to coordinate program efforts. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.|
|Knowledge/experience in watershed planning and management and/or development and delivery of educational programs on environmental issues related to water resources. 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.|
|This position is contingent upon availability of funding.|
|Cover Letter – required|
Resume – required
List of References – required
|This position is funded by non-appropriated sources and has been approved for posting. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funds.|
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|