Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management – Seminole, TX

Job Title

Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Department

Ipm

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Seminole, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • PROGRAM PLANNING: Share in the responsibility for county program development, information and data input, and organization maintenance; assist appropriate Extension program area committees in developing specific entomological plans to reach annual and/or long-range goals as required or needed; assume leadership responsibility for preparing the county’s Annual Program Plan in the assigned areas of pest management responsibility; involve the IPM coordinator, project supervisor, department head, and Extension specialists as needed in developing and coordinating annual plans; plan evaluation techniques for his/her assigned program area; plan regularly with total program staff to coordinate programming efforts; plan wisely for efficient use of time, in-service training, conferences with county faculty, District Extension Administrator, and other Extension specialists, and prepare reports and Annual Program Plan.
  • PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION: Assume leadership responsibility in implementing planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas; support and assist in the implementation of educational programs and activities for which other faculty members have assigned leadership responsibilities; assume leadership or serve in a supporting role in implementing emergency programs as needs arise; serve as technical advisor in areas of competency; provide information and specialist assistance to individuals, committees, groups, and organizations involved in conducting county educational programs; use variety of appropriate educational methods, techniques, activities, and materials in conducting educational programs; identify, recruit, and train local volunteers enabling them to perform effectively their duties in committees, clubs, and organizations; strive to reach all audiences that can benefit from Extension educational programs, including producers, private consultants, commercial pesticide applicators, etc.; obtain individual grower, Texas Pest Management Association, and other producer association participation and support; provide leadership in conducting economics, environmental , social, and impact evaluations of pest management programs; establish close working relationships with state and federal research and regulatory entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed scientists who can contribute to the overall pest management program objectives; comply with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Affirmative Action Plan of Texas Cooperative Extension in conducting Extension educational programs; works with and support Extension-sponsored groups, such as 4-H clubs, toward achieving increased participation and strengthening programs; and interprets relevant federal and state agency regulations, programs and policies relating to pesticides and pest control.
  • PROGRAM EVALUATION: Continually use appropriate evaluation techniques to determine the progress of program activities in reaching desired objectives, and use evaluation findings and target audience participant suggestions in making program revisions.
  • REPORTING: Maintain appropriate communications with county, district, state and administrative staffs to facilitate full uderstanding of the county program.
  • OFFICE MANAGEMENT: Maintain a neat, attractive office which facilitates effective working conditions and presents a favorable image; keep informed on Extension policy, research reports, and publications applicable to program responsibilities and position description; participate in county faculty conferences to coordinate plans, and joint work to promote faculty teamwork and make the best use of each member’s time; cooperate in the maintenance of uniform files, mailing lists, membership rolls, and property inventories.
  • Other job related duties as required.

Required Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. No experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment, and personal computers. Working knowledge of accounting, spreadsheets and word processing.

Other Requirements:

This is a security-sensitive position. The individual in this position is required to handle Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HIPAA regulations. The individual is required to handle PHI in accordance with A&M System policy and is further required to complete HIPAA training as a condition of employment, within a reasonable time frame after the individual’s employment, and on an as-needed basis thereafter. U.S. citizen or legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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