|Working Title||Extension Specialist|
|Anticipated Hiring Range||$70,000 - $80,000|
|Work Schedule||Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; some travel expected.|
|Job Location||Mills River, North Carolina|
|About the Department||
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) is part of NC State University's College of Natural Resources and is one of the oldest and largest departments of its kind in the nation. We are home to over 90 full time faculty and staff, more than 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. We are based in Raleigh, North Carolina and our activities include teaching, research, and extension.
Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to our mission and commitment to excellence in education, extension, and research. The department offers comprehensive undergraduate programs in Environmental Science; Environmental Technology and Management; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest Management; Natural Resources Ecosystem Assessment; and Natural Resources Policy and Administration; graduate non-thesis programs in Environmental Assessment; Forestry; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; and Natural Resources; as well as the traditional thesis degrees of MS and PhD in Forestry and in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
We are a recognized worldwide for our cutting-edge research of systems and issues that impact landscapes, populations, economics, policies, and cultures at local to global scales. Our research project teams are cross-disciplinary and are often comprised of experts from a variety of fields within FER, the broader College of Natural Resources, other colleges at NC State and representatives from government agencies, the private sector, industry or other universities. We support NC State's land grant mission by maintaining a robust extension and outreach program. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the people of North Carolina and supporting the economic prosperity of NC communities by enabling North Carolinians to make informed decisions concerning the management, enhancement, and enjoyment of their forest and other natural resources through sound, research-based information and education.
|Essential Job Duties||
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, Extension specialist position in integrated pest management of mountain conifers with emphasis on insects and diseases associated with the intensive culture of Fraser fir Christmas trees.
The successful applicant will be a part of the department's 10-person Extension Forestry team of 4 faculty and 6 staff, which includes a Christmas tree production and marketing specialist and a Christmas tree geneticist. They will work with research scientists, Extension specialists, county agents, program directors, and county technicians.
This position is based in Western North Carolina, with Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Jackson counties as the primary area of responsibility, but the successful applicant will have to travel periodically throughout North Carolina. Office space will be provided in either Extension or NC Department of Agriculture facilities within the primary area of responsibility.
The successful applicant will provide leadership in determining, implementing and evaluating educational programs consistent with the philosophy, policy, and overall educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. They will be responsible for developing and delivering educational programming to county Extension personnel, Christmas tree producers and workers, and other stakeholders in mountain conifers.
Other responsibilities of the Extension Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:
|Minimum Education and Experience||
Ph.D. in Entomology, Plant Pathology or similar area
|Other Required Qualifications||
|Required License(s) or Certification(s)||
|Valid NC Driver's License required||Yes|
|Commercial Driver's License required||No|
|Job Open Date||08/17/2021|
|Anticipated Close Date||Open until filled|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
In addition to your application please submit the following:
Applicants may also submit an optional copy of their unofficial transcripts (please upload as "transcripts").
|Position Type||EHRA Non-Faculty|
|Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)||1.00|
|Appointment||12 Month Recurring|
|Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather||Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather|
|Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events||Non Mandatory - Emergency Event|
|Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?||No|
|Department ID||150402 - Forestry Extension|
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