Extension Associate

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC, United States 🇺🇸

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience ($51,000 – $56,000)
Position Number 00100049
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Travel is required including occasional overnight and weekend travel
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 110901 – Crop and Soil Sciences
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Crop Science is a diverse discipline that encompasses research, extension, and teaching related to the genetic improvement, production, and utilization of agronomic and turfgrass crops. From genetically altering crop plants to withstand drought, to management of biofuel crops, our scientists are working to feed, fuel, and clothe our world’s growing population.

Essential Job Duties

This position will provide stakeholders in the Lake Gaston area of the Roanoke River Basin (NC and VA) with knowledge and resources necessary to assess and manage water resources.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing leadership to stakeholders on water resource issues
  • Developing an effective extension and outreach program supported by external funding
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with Extension colleagues to develop, implement, and deliver educational programs to local audiences
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with Extension faculty and NC State University, Virginia Tech, and other universities and agencies to pursue funding opportunities for extension and demonstration activities

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will also be required to:

  • Build alliances and work in partnership with state and federal agencies, the public, local elected and appointed officials, Lake Gaston Weed Control Council, and other related organizations
  • Provide educational programming to stakeholders on aquatic invasive weeds
  • Collaborate with researchers on aquatic resource projects within the focus area
  • Develop environmental monitoring programs
  • Develop educational materials encouraging buffer areas and natural landscaping
  • Serve as liaison to volunteer groups and train groups for environmental activities

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field/discipline plus at least 1 year of related experience.

Departmental Required Skills

  • Knowledge of aquatic resources including aquatic plants and aquatic plant management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or in collaboration with a group on aquatic sites
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders of divergent opinions to facilitate compromise solutions based on the best available scientific data
  • Travel is required including occasional overnight and weekend travel
  • Must have the ability to operate a boat

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • At least 3 years of related experience or a PhD in a related field/discipline.
  • Experience related to aquatic plants or a closely related field of study.

Required License or Certification

  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date and must be maintained as a condition of employment. This position will have to operate motor vehicles pulling trailers and various boats including airboats.
  • NC pesticide license or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire.
  • NC Boating License or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire.

Special Instructions

Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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