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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Limited Term, Full-time


NO: 414470DATE: September 25th, 2012
Position Title
Regional Extension Agent
Location
Ag SW Alabama Coastal Region
Closing Date
October 22, 2012
Salary
****Minimum Salary****

Bachelors Degree $32,000
Masters Degree $36,000
Picture of Ag SW Alabama Coastal Region,
For Specifics About Job Duties Contact:
Dr. Paul Mask
Assistant Director, Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources
109D Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5490

Telephone:  334-844-5490
Job Summary
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.
Job Specifications
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 Procedures:

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 to ACES Business Office, 119 Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5615 by October 22, 2012. 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.
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
ACES/Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

ACES Business Office
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