Extension Agent – IPM – Seminole, Texas

Position: Extension Agent – IPM. Location: Seminole, Texas. Appointment is 100% Extension in a non-tenure track, 12-month position.

General Duties and Responsibilities: Work with agricultural producers in Gaines County to develop and deliver educational programming relating to crop production and integrated pest management. Primary field crops in the unit are cotton, grain sorghum and peanuts. Another economically important crops include peppers and watermelons. Develop an IPM Steering Committee and rely on them for program direction and to prioritize educational programming. Development of field scouting, demonstration/applied research projects and programs for educational outreach to growers and local citizens is expected. The Extension Agent – IPM will receive technical support from Extension Specialists associated with the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center at Lubbock and other centers. The Extension Agent – IPM will write a newsletter, reports (including an annual report of activities), publications and educational materials and the individual is expected to evaluate the impact of extension programs (including an outcome report of a signature program annually). The Extension Agent – IPM is expected to attend and participate in activities for professional improvement and participate and present information at professional meetings.

Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will be supervised by the District Extension Director in Extension District 2, with the IPM Coordinator and the Regional Program Director also serving as a part of the administrative team. The Extension Agent – IPM will be a member of the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. The individual is expected to exhibit collegiality to all faculty, staff, students, clientele groups, and administrators. The Extension Agent – IPM is expected to cooperate and collaborate with other Extension Agents, Extension Specialists in entomology and other disciplines, District Extension Administrators, Regional Program Leaders, and Research Specialists in planning, conducting, and evaluating educational and applied research programs in entomology.

Qualifications:  A Bachelors in entomology, plant pathology, soil and crop science or closely related field is required but a Masters is preferred, or may be pursued during employment. Knowledge and experience in design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs, and knowledge of field crop production and IPM is helpful and preferred. Experience in conducting applied field-oriented research in insect, weed or disease management, and agronomic crop production. Ability to work closely with diverse audiences, communicate effectively (both oral and written), function effectively as a team member or leader, and plan, conduct and evaluate applied research/demonstration and educational programming is expected. Experience in planning, execution, and delivery of extension education programs that incorporate a variety of most appropriate means of information delivery is preferred.

Closing Date:  February 18, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

How to apply: The full announcement is at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Extension_External. To apply you MUST complete an on-line application and follow the directions to apply for this position (R-044802) at the stated website. During the application process, you will need to attach a resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts all in the same online application session. Three letters of reference should be submitted, and these, and any other documents not yet submitted, can be e-mailed to: peggy.lundstrom@ag.tamu.edu. All documents must be received by the closing date.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Peggy Lundstrom (peggy.lundstrom@ag.tamu.edu). “Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer”.

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